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What Are Cavities Caused By And How Are They Treated?

Many problems can affect our teeth, but the most common is cavities. Pretty much everyone will experience at least one cavity during their lifetime, and most people, many more.

What Are the Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is believed to affect approximately 30 million people in the United States. Despite being extremely common, many people don’t realize that they suffer from the condition and thus go undiagnosed and without support.

What Happens During a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is the term used to describe a combination of primarily cosmetic dental treatments that are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. However, since every patient is different and has their own unique concerns and issues with the way that their teeth look, no two smile makeovers are exactly the same. Instead, your smile makeover package will be created specifically to address your individual needs.

When to Take Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time

Our children’s oral health is just as important as our own. We can start helping them to build a lifetime of healthy dental habits by introducing them to basic tasks like brushing their teeth as soon as their teeth start to arrive. But what about visiting the dentist? As adults, we know that regular visits to our dentist enable our teeth and oral health to be closely monitored, as well as professionally cleaned when required, which helps to keep them in the best possible condition.

Orthodontic Treatment With Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have been around for several years and have made it possible to get orthodontic treatment without braces. One of the best things about choosing clear aligners is that they are invisible when you have them on.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Dental staining is an unavoidable problem. Lifestyle choices, diet, and even genetics can cause your teeth to discolor. The American Dental Association says that professional teeth whitening can solve this recurring dental problem. It can also bring more than just whiter teeth. If you want to find out how professional teeth whitening can benefit you, here’s what you should know.

Treating Sleep Apnea

Conventional therapies for sleep apnea include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), airway pressure devices, adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), supplementary oxygen, and others. Some cases even necessitate surgery to remove tissue obstructing your airway. While these treatment options are effective, there are also home remedies you can take up to reduce the severity and treat sleep apnea.

Benefits of Teeth Cleanings and Flossing

Teeth cleanings are a vital part of dental hygiene. It involves the removal of plaque by scaling and root planing the tooth. It’s highly advisable to have a professional dental cleaning every six months. Here are the reasons why you should visit your dentist regularly.