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New Dangers of Vaping Revealed

The American Heart Association has issued another dire warning against smoking electronic cigarettes, or vaping. This warning comes on the heels of new evidence that finds that vaping isn’t just bad for the heart and lungs, it’s also bad for the mouth, too. It seems dentists have noticed an uptick in younger patients who vape, …

New Program Targets American Oral Health

A healthy population is a strong population, and agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) want Americans to be healthy. That’s why on August 18 they launched a new version of an older program, Healthy People 2030. The Healthy People 2030 program is an initiative …

Oral Health Care During Illness

With the world in the midst of a global pandemic and cold and flu season right around the corner again, it’s important to know how to take care of our oral health when we’re not feeling well. While you might think it’s obvious, reports from around the globe about worsening oral hygiene during quarantine tell …

The Sleep Apnea / Heart Disease Connection

You may have already heard that obstructive sleep apnea is connected to myriad other health conditions, including heart disease, but do you know the how and why these two serious conditions are connected? Here’s what you should know about sleep apnea and your cardiovascular health. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the airway becomes …

What is the STOPBANG Test?

For millions of people around the world who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, they may have a diagnosis thanks in no small part to a concerned partner or roommate who cannot help but overhear them snoring or stopping and restarting breathing as they sleep. But for many others who live alone, this type of intervention …

Dentists See Spike in Oral Health Problems During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the way many of us live our lives, maybe even forever. From wearing masks in public to working from home, many of us have had our daily routines disrupted in ways we may never have thought possible a year ago. But while some of these changes may not be entirely …

Sleep Apnea May Raise Spine Fracture Risk

Obstructive sleep apnea can really wreak havoc on your overall body health. It can cause exhaustion, lethargy and depression, and worsen many conditions including diabetes, cancer, and heart conditions like atrial fibrillation. But now, a new study has revealed yet another way obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can harm your health. Obstructive sleep apnea is a …

Are Stressful Times a Pain in the Jaw?

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a stressful year so far. From the COVID-19 pandemic to really anything on the news right now, it’s natural to be stressed out and tense. Unfortunately, all that stress and tension can take a toll on our mental and physical health, and manifest itself in ways we may …

Using Probiotics to Enhance Health

We know that what we eat affects our body in different ways. Excess sugars cause obesity, diabetes and cavities. Protein helps muscle growth. Calcium is good for our bones. But there’s another element to some foods, called probiotics that can can help us in ways we may not realize. Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts …

Do You Need a Sleep Divorce?

Sleep apnea. It can cause a long list of problems from medical conditions to depression and more. But it can also cause another problem at its most basic level: snoring. According to The Sleep Foundation, snoring affects an estimated 90 million Americans, 37 million of whom snore on a regular basis. But snoring doesn’t just …

Your Guide to Fillings

In the dental restoration process, there are a lot of procedures you may hear about, whether you end up needing them or not. There are many different types of restorations your teeth may need to undergo in order to restore your healthy beautiful smile. One of those restorations is dental fillings. What are fillings? Fillings …

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Options

They may not be mirrors to our souls, but our teeth are definitely a reflection of how we’re perceived in the world. Damaged or stained teeth can make us look older, while healthy, whiter teeth can make us look happier, younger and studies have shown, more attractive and confident. Conversely, damaged or missing teeth have …

Prevent the Signs of Aging Teeth

With age, comes wisdom – among other things. But damage to the teeth and gums doesn’t have to be one of them. Whether you are concerned about the condition of your teeth or simply looking to preserve the condition they’re currently in, there are steps you can take to ensure your teeth and gums stay …

Surprising Daytime Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects an estimated 22 million Americans. But while most people have at least heard of the most-common symptoms (stopping and restarting breathing throughout the night and snoring) there are many symptoms you may not be aware are from sleep apnea that you should pay attention to during the …

Sleep Apnea and COVID-19

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder which affects an estimated 22 million Americans. Persons with sleep apnea struggle to breathe regularly while sleeping, stopping and restarting repeatedly throughout the night. This can be caused by genetics or obesity and is generally the result of a restricted airway. This restriction can lead to many secondary …

WHO Recommendations for Dental Work During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 coronavirus still spreading wildly around many parts of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new directives for keeping people safe during this dangerous and sometimes deadly pandemic. Recently, WHO issued guidelines for dental practices during the pandemic, stating that dental practices should restrict care to emergency and urgent services …

Stress May Be Ruining Teeth

With so much negativity and stress in the world, dentists are noticing more people clenching their jaws and grinding their teeth.

Periodontitis and the Body

Periodontitis doesn’t just affect the gums – it can affect the entire body. Find out why maintaining excellent oral health is critical to achieving ideal overall health.

Sleep Apnea and Exercise

A new study has found that sleep apnea severity may be reduced with a simple exercise regimen. Exercise can also help patients lose weight, another factor in reducing sleep apnea.