Archive for August, 2020

What is the Main Cause of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a fairly common sleeping disorder, but have you ever wondered what the main cause of sleep apnea is? There are different types of sleep apnea, and various causes, symptoms, and treatments that go with each. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that causes abnormal breathing during sleep. Long pauses […]

Tips to Reduce Fear at the Dentist

If you find yourself dealing with intense anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, here are four common tips to help ease your tension and fear.

Toothpaste Alternatives to Fluoride: Do They Work?

Although the benefits of fluoride on oral health have been proven time and again, it’s worth looking into toothpaste alternatives to fluoride.  How effective are these fluoride-free products? The answer might surprise you.  What is Fluoride?  Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in water, soil, plants, rocks, and even air. For […]

How Can I Avoid Fillings?

No one wants to feel that sharp pain tearing through your mouth when you take a swig of ice water, so what can you do to avoid fillings for cavities? According to the CDC, over 91% of adults have cavities, so it’s a problem most of us would do well to prevent—or at least prepare […]

What Age Do You Typically Get Wisdom Teeth?

Most of us forget about the pain of losing and growing new teeth as soon as our last permanent teeth emerge in elementary school—at least until we get our wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may sound fancy or beneficial, but they can actually spell disaster for your dental future. Smart individuals can plan and prevent disaster […]

How a Bad Dental Visit Can Affect Future Visits

Everyone is scared of something, but not all fears are equal. One bad dental visit can be all it takes to develop dentophobia, a fear of the dentist. Continue reading to learn more about this fear.  Information on Dentophobia Phobias fall under the anxiety disorder umbrella because they’re consistent and often irrational. Although it’s normal […]

Restorative Oral Surgery for Elderly Patients

Elderly men and women require restorative oral surgery more often than younger people due to aging complications.  Seniors face unique dental issues, such as severe tooth damage and loss. Continue reading to learn how restorative options can help them reclaim their lives. How Does Restorative Oral Surgery Help the Elderly?  According to the Centers for […]

Is Tooth Infection Painful?

A tooth infection often results in dental abscess due to bacteria, which enter chipped, broken, or decaying teeth.  When bacteria reach the center of your tooth and infect it, pus can accumulate, resulting in a toothache. Continue reading to learn more about abscessed teeth.  What Makes Tooth Infection Painful?  An abscessed tooth can cause mild […]