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Sleep apnea is a serious condition that involves much more than just snoring. People with sleep apnea stop breathing up to hundreds of times per night. When they stop breathing, they wake up and struggle for air. Although you may not remember waking up hundreds...

Every adult can benefit from having routine oral cancer screenings. This is especially true of people who use tobacco products, consume alcohol, or have previously had an oral cancer diagnosis. However, oral cancer can potentially affect everyone, and isn’t always caused by tobacco or alcohol....

A complete oral hygiene routine should include, at minimum, twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and visits to your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. Yet, many people only floss occasionally or not at all. This puts them at risk of serious health...

Tooth sensitivity is a painful and frustrating problem. Several things can cause sensitive teeth, but the result is always the same: pain, usually caused by hot, cold, or sugary foods and drinks. For people with extreme sensitivity issues, even breathing in cold air can trigger...

Maintaining good oral health is critical to your overall wellbeing and your quality of life. However, fear of the dentist keeps many people from getting the care they need. Alternatively, attending multiple appointments for certain treatments may not be possible for busy people who struggle...

During a dental checkup, especially for children, your dentist may recommend dental sealants. Sealants reduce the risk of tooth decay, helping to prevent cavities and subsequently reduce the need for fillings and root canals. Although sealants were once only recommended for children, more and more...

Periodontal disease—or gum disease—is a serious health problem that poses risks to your teeth and gums as well as your whole body. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, infections, and even heart disease. It can also exacerbate existing conditions, like diabetes....

Toothaches are one of the most common reasons that people visit their dentists. The pain caused by a toothache can range from mild aching to intense throbbing that interferes with your daily activities. Before your dentist determines the best way to provide you with some...

Technology has changed every part of life, and its impact on oral health care has been huge. Today, your dentist has multiple technologies that make caring for your teeth and gums more precise, less invasive, and more comfortable than ever before. At the dental office...

Dentistry is an old profession with roots stretching as far back as 7000 BCE. Fortunately, dentistry knowledge, techniques, and technologies have evolved considerably since the days of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. Today, patients have greater access to advanced technologies that focus on not only...