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Three Halloween Tips for Your Kids & Their Teeth

October 11, 2022

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Cute child holding small pumpkin

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. 

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The Curious Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders

September 1, 2022

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Woman struggling to sleep because of her sleep apnea and TMJ pain.

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.

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4 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

August 15, 2022

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A woman around foods that could hurt her teeth whitening

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.

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4 Tips for Better Sleep in the Summer

June 14, 2022

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A person sleeping in bed

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.

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How To Know If Veneers or Crowns Are Right For You

April 7, 2022

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woman pointing at her bright smile

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.

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Four Trendy Beverages That Spell Trouble for Your Teeth

January 4, 2022

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kombucha fermented fruit tea

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.

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How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Brain Health?

December 8, 2021

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brain on blue background

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.

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Characteristics of an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate

August 4, 2021

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woman holding dental implant model

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably researching your options to restore a fully functioning smile. Well, dental implants are an excellent solution to consider! They’re considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, helping patients enjoy a grin that looks, feels, and acts just like their old one. But before pulling the trigger on treatment, you might be questioning whether it’s the right choice for you. Although a dental professional is the most qualified person to make that judgment, here are five characteristics that can help you determine whether you’re a good dental implant candidate.

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3 Types of Dental Implants to Replace Your Missing Teeth

March 15, 2021

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dentist shows different types of dental implants

In addition to being the most reliable way of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are quite versatile in their application. Know matter how many teeth you’ve lost, there is an option to meet your needs. As you continue reading, learn about the different types of dental implants a dentist can use to rebuild your smile and create a more fulfilling life!

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4 Common Winter Mouth Issues and How to Beat Them

December 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — ljadam @ 4:11 pm
Woman with snow in her hair is wearing a coat winter scarf and smiling

With winter comes hot chocolate, flannel and cozy fires. But for many, cold weather also means winter mouth issues. If you’re looking for relief from dry mouth, chapped lips and other problems, keep reading. Below, you will find a list of some of the most common winter mouth woes and ways to help minimize them.

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