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Health Problems Linked to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been linked to lots of other health problems, many of them serious. If you have received a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea treating your condition is very important for your health. Here are some health problems linked to sleep apnea: High blood pressure is common among sleep apnea patients. The good news… Read More »


Healthy Gums Lead to Lower Medical Costs – Part 2

In a previous post on March 5, 2013 I had talked about a study funded by United Concordia insurance and completed at the University of Pennsylvania which showed dramatically lower medical costs for patients who had treated their gum disease. The initial release of data from this study focused on heart disease and diabetes patients.… Read More »


Sticky Easter Basket Makeover

How about some suggestions for an Easter Basket Makeover that keep the fun going but avoid some of the sugar overload. I know, the sticky, gooey seasonal treats are hard to pass up but all that sticky sugar is really bad for your teeth and leads to tooth decay. Instead of a basket full of gooey treats,… Read More »


Signs of an Abscessed Tooth

What are the signs of an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is a serious infection that shouldn’t be ignored. It is an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. Most of the time an abscess is caused by severe tooth decay. Some infections can also be the result… Read More »


Tips to Help Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

This Sunday we move the clock ahead one hour and lose an hour of sleep which means Monday morning will be a groggy one.  Spring forward, Fall back. Personally, I like the “Fall back” when I get an extra hour of sleep! Changing the clocks is easy but getting our bodies to adjust to daylight… Read More »


Healthy Gums Lead to Lower Medical Costs

We’ve all known for a long time that healthy gums are a good thing but new research shows that medical costs associated with heart disease are lower. This is a win-win, a healthier body and saving health care dollars! Treating chronic health conditions such as heart disease and stroke is a very expensive proposition. Health… Read More »



Modern Diet Bad in Many Ways

We keep learning more about how the modern diet we eat today is not particularly healthy. Weight gain, increased cases of heart disease and diabetes are all linked to a poor diet. Now, a study of the evolution of our teeth over the past 7,500 years has shown that our modern diet is also bad… Read More »


Don’t Skip Dental Visits for any Reason

There are lots of reasons people skip dental visits, I’ve listed some below. A top reason is dental anxiety or dental phobia. Dental anxiety is incredibly common but most people who experience fear of the dentist are embarrassed to admit it. Really, it is nothing to be ashamed of – like I said lot’s of people have… Read More »


Are Dental Veneers Right for You?

You keep reading about dental veneers but you aren’t really sure what they are and you keep wondering if dental veneers are right for you. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone in having questions about cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers are also sometimes called porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates. There are also some that are “name brands”… Read More »


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