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Why many people have sleep apnea and how you can resolve it

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More than 25 million people in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),  which is the most common form of sleep apnea.   Persons suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea typically experience frequent pauses in breathing while asleep. OSA is caused when muscles in the back of the throat relax,  blocking the airway.   As the airway …

Family Dentistry Advice: Energy Drinks and Your Dental Health

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You are familiar with the names: Monster, UpTime, Bang, Red Bull, and Rockstar. That’s a shortlist of energy drinks that have become extremely popular in the U.S., making up over $53 billion in revenue in 2018 and expected to reach over $86 billion dollars in  2026. ***   These drinks are created to increase or “regain …

Six New Year’s Resolutions for Better Dental Health Care

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Most people don’t make New Year’s Resolutions and those that do, typically don’t follow through with them after a few weeks.  So we are not recommending “resolutions.” Instead, we are recommending that everyone develop new, healthy habits that will improve their dental and overall health care.    The New Year is an opportunity to adopt lifelong, …

Family Dentistry Advice: How to Eat Healthy Over The Holidays

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After an incredibly stressful year, the holidays have finally arrived. It would be easy and understandable to let loose and indulge in some unhealthy eating as we relax and spend time with family and friends.  We don’t blame you for that feeling that way as we have certainly earned some downtime. Food is one of …

Family Dentistry Advice: Different Types of Toothaches and What They Mean

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Toothaches can range in pain from being dull and persistent to sharp and throbbing. It can be the result of an infection or nerve damage. Toothaches can be so painful that they can affect your daily life.  They can also be an indicator of a more serious health condition. *** When a toothache occurs, schedule …

Pediatric Dentistry: The Importance of Bringing Your Kids Early to the Dentist

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Bringing your kids to the dentist can sometimes be a frustrating or scary experience for the child or the parent.  You may even wonder if it is worth it or not. However, we can assure that early dental hygiene is not only necessary but it can also be a great learning experience for your children, …

Dental Health During a Pandemic: Six Ways Stress Can Affect Your Dental Health

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Taking care of your dental health during a pandemic is extremely important.  Your overall health depends on it as your oral cavity is the entryway to your body. Being dentists and dental hygienists, we are always thinking about your teeth. After all, it’s our job to keep our patients healthy.    The whole COVID, pandemic situation …

Your Next Family Dentistry Visit: How to Cope with Anxiety

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Anxiety about going to a dental appointment is nothing new.  Many people have been reluctant to visit their dentist since the advent of dentistry. Dentists are constantly looking for ways to make patient visits more pleasant.  COVID-19 or the Coronavirus can make the prospect of visiting the dentist an anxiety-inducing event. Our dental office has …

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