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Sawing Logs at Night? The Reason Might Be Scarier Than You Think

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Do you or your partner snore loudly? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that more than 37 million Americans snore regularly, and about half of those do so because of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is the involuntary cessation of breathing while a person is sleeping. Sufferers of sleep apnea may stop breathing hundreds of times each night, and serious health problems can result. Read More»

3 Basic Steps To Getting A Dental Crown

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If you have never had a dental crown put in your mouth before, you likely have no idea what to expect. This can be scary because you will go into the dentist office feeling nervous and unprepared. However, dental crowns are very routine, and you really have no need to fear. The process won’t take long, and if you are super nervous, most dentists will allow you to use nitrous oxide or “ Read More»

Dentistry In The Digital Age: Using Lasers To Detect And Repair Tooth Decay

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Everyone’s familiar with the crude caricature of dentists as portrayed in old movies and cartoons: a sadistic mad scientist wielding a sharp dental pick and a pair of pliers. However, with the amazing new tools and technology available to dentists, the days of crude dentistry are long gone. Through the use of electronic technologies such as laser machines, complex dental procedures are increasingly painless and noninvasive. In fact, dentists may soon be able to regrow your teeth from scratch by using laser-induced stem cell therapy. Read More»

Dental Implants: Four Common Infections And How To Respond To Them

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Dental implants are a great way to reclaim your smile if you have lost teeth due to accidents or decay. However, once the implants are installed, you can get infections in and around them. Responding quickly to any oral infection is critical, but if you have an infection around an implant, you need to respond even faster to get the situation under control.   Here is a look at a few common infections and how to treat them: Read More»

How To Deal With Braces

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If you are going to be getting braces, you may be nervous about how it’s going to be to have them on. You may worry how braces will affect your social and work life. You may also worry about the discomfort associated with wearing braces. You’ll be glad to know that braces aren’t as painful as you may think and they shouldn’t affect your social or work life. You will want to be prepared for how they feel and learn how to properly care for them. Read More»