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5 Ways To Reduce Snoring

Do you snore? Does your bed partner snore? Then you know how annoying it can be to be kept awake by snoring each night. Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep breathing disorder. But not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but everyone with sleep apnea snores! 5… Read More »


Straighten Up! Adult Braces Popular Choice

Adult braces are becoming a very popular choice in the US. About half of all orthodontic patients are now adults – remember when braces were only spotted on teens? Adults with crooked, but healthy, teeth have discovered that taking the plunge can be life changing. Most people want to have a great smile because they… Read More »


Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar

Want a healthier smile in 2014? Resolve to cut down on sugar in your diet and you can reduce tooth decay. Reducing sugar in your diet can be easier said, than done. This is because much of the sugar we eat is in the form of sugars added to foods by the manufacturers. We can… Read More »


Kissing Complications

Kissing is a normal part of life. Of course, we kiss different people differently – one kind of kiss for mom and another kind for the spouse! But are there any complications that can come with kissing? Bacteria and viruses live in our saliva and can be spread by kissing. Does this mean you need… Read More »


Implant Supported Dentures

Why would anyone bother with implant supported dentures? Ask someone with regular dentures how happy they are with their dentures when eating, smiling and laughing and you’ll probably have your answer. Regular dentures tend to move and wearers can experience embarrassing slips. This leads denture wearers to be self conscious of themselves in social situations.… Read More »


Keeping It Clean With Braces

There are lots of great reasons to get dental braces to straighten up a crooked smile. Your self esteem rises, you smile more easily and crooked teeth are hard to clean and are more likely to develop decay. But how do you keep your smile clean while you are going through the process of wearing… Read More »


Why Do We Do X-Rays?

Have you ever wondered why the dentist is so insistent on updating your dental x-rays every couple of years? No, we don’t want x-rays as a way to pad your bill — we need these digital pictures of the teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissues to find cavities, bone loss, and hidden dental problems and structures… Read More »


Headaches and Chewing Gum

Do you get frequent headaches? Do you chew a lot of gum? The two may be related according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. Researchers at Tel Aviv University conducted an experiment on teenagers who had a median age of 16. All of the study participants got chronic headaches. The 25 girls… Read More »


Dementia and Dental Health

Gum disease bacteria in the brain – that seems to be part of the link between dementia and dental health. Researchers in the UK looked at donated brain samples of 20 people. Ten of the samples were from people with dementia and ten were from people who did not. The researchers found the oral bacteria,… Read More »


Healthy Smile Helps You Look Younger

Once we get past a certain age we would all like to look a little younger. Did you know that keeping your smile healthy can help you with that? We think of younger people as having white, straight, beautiful smiles. As we age our teeth can become discolored, worn or crooked. The old saying “long… Read More »