LJ Adam, DMD Blog
Are Root Canals Painful?
February 2, 2023
If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need a root canal, you might feel inclined to panic—after all, you’ve probably seen the television shows and movies that feature scary dental visits involving root canals! But believe it or not, you have absolutely nothing to fear when it comes to this procedure, as it won’t just benefit your oral health but it’s also relatively pain-free! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about root canals and what you can expect throughout the process.(more…)
6 Tips for Traveling with Sleep Apnea
December 4, 2022
If you’ll be heading out of town for the holidays, it’s easy to deviate from your regular routines, like using your CPAP. Not following your treatment plan for even a few days can affect your mood, energy level, and quality of life. You don’t have to feel run down from a bad night’s rest by following your treatment, even when you aren’t at home. Here are 6 ways to make traveling with sleep apnea hassle-free to feel your best during the holidays.
Popular Holiday Foods That Could Hurt Your Teeth
November 29, 2022
When people think of the holiday season, they think of the food. From Thanksgiving turkey to Christmas ham, there’s always a delicious meal to look forward to this time of year. That said, some common holiday foods can be pretty tough on the teeth. Some can even cause chips or cracks that will require an emergency trip to the dentist. Here are a few holiday staples you should be a little careful of this year.(more…)
Three Halloween Tips for Your Kids & Their Teeth
October 11, 2022
Everyone knows that candy is bad for children’s teeth, but at Halloween, sweets start to seem unavoidable. Halloween candy isn’t just about feeding a sweet tooth, it’s about the memories children make that’ll last a lifetime. Making those memories while helping your child protect their oral health is a delicate balancing act. Here are three tips to help you strike that balance.(more…)
The Curious Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders
September 1, 2022
Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! That said, sleep apnea is a pretty widespread problem—but did you know that it can affect more than just the quality of your rest? In fact, sleep apnea has actually been closely linked to TMJ disorders (TMD) and issues that can cause jaw pain. Keep reading to learn more about this connection and some ways that you can address both sides of it.(more…)
4 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening
August 15, 2022
When you’ve just had teeth whitening, it’s easy to think your smile is invincible. After all, your pearly whites are finally living up to their nickname! The treatment’s effectiveness can make you believe your tooth enamel will never get stained again. However, that idea isn’t correct. You’ll need to avoid certain foods to ensure your whitened teeth stick around for a while. Read on to learn four kinds you should cut from your diet for the time being.(more…)
4 Tips for Better Sleep in the Summer
June 14, 2022
For many, summer is a time for exciting vacations and work-free relaxation. Whether you spend it on a road-trip adventure or beachside reading, the season is bound to be enjoyable! However, that view only applies to the daytime. Warm summer nights often make it difficult to get any shuteye, especially for those with disorders like sleep apnea. It can feel like “fun in the sun” comes at the cost of “gloom under the moon,” so to speak. Luckily, your local sleep dentist is here to help. Here’s a summary of why summer can hurt your snoozing and four ways to solve the issue.(more…)
How To Know If Veneers or Crowns Are Right For You
April 7, 2022
Two of the most popular ways to enhance or repair a tooth are veneers and crowns. Either of these options can offer you the full function of a healthy and strong pearly white again! But how do you know which one you should choose? While they provide similar results, they do have certain differences. Read on to learn what you should consider when deciding whether veneers or crowns are right for you.(more…)
Four Trendy Beverages That Spell Trouble for Your Teeth
January 4, 2022
Toe shoes, Crocs, saggy pants, and mom jeans in the 2000s. Those are some pretty brutal trends that caught on for a while, and Crocs are still going strong.
There have been some trendy beverages in recent years that aren’t as cringe-worthy, but they could make your dentist in Worthington wince at the thought of the damage being done to your oral health. Keep reading to discover four popular trends that are bad for your teeth.(more…)
How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Brain Health?
December 8, 2021
Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? If so, you know from experience how much it can affect your quality of life and overall health. It can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. However, it may surprise you to learn that it can also take a significant toll on your brain health. Failing to get a good night’s sleep regularly can lead to memory loss among other problems. Read on to learn more about the effects of the sleep disorder on your brain, and why you should seek sleep apnea therapy.(more…)