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Woman angry that her husband is snoring loudly. She's covering her ears with the pillow.
What is the Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a person repeatedly stops and restarts breathing in their sleep. If left untreated, it can lead to serious problems such as heart attack, diabetes, depression, and cognitive disorders. There are many things that cause sleep apnea, and doctors choose a treatment based on the cause. The sooner a patient begins treatment, the […]

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Nov 13, 2019

Close up photo of a woman wearing Invisalign clear braces.
Do I Qualify for Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the latest technologies in braces. Your general dentist or orthodontist makes impressions of your teeth and sends them for fabrication of custom aligners. The computer scans the models and your dentist formulates a treatment plan just for you to correct irregular teeth. Invisalign is ideal for adults and teens who can […]

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Oct 22, 2019

Angry woman trying to sleep with snoring man.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder when a person stops breathing repeatedly while sleeping. The person starts and stops breathing multiple times in an hour. If you have health issues like diabetes, hypertension, heart problems and you are doing everything your doctor has recommended but are unable to get them under control. Also, if you snore […]

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Oct 22, 2019

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Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Implant?

Whether you’re missing one or more teeth or you have a denture that keeps slipping and falling out, dental implants can correct a variety of dental problems. They do not require surrounding teeth to be compromised and are semi-permanent in nature. Implants can last for several years when placed correctly. They are made out of […]

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Oct 21, 2019

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are one of the most sought-after go-to procedures available within the dental field. These titanium posts are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw and become semi-permanent in nature. They can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. Once the implant has healed, a crown, fixed bridge or even a […]

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Oct 16, 2019

Woman wearing invisible braces
How To Care For Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign clear braces is the state of the art technology that enables your general dentist or orthodontist to correct your smile with little or no discomfort to you. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and the compute scans those models and fabricates your clear custom aligners. The patient is required to wear a series […]

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Aug 08, 2019

Taking care of your metal braces.
How To Care For Your Traditional Dental Braces

Dental braces are recommended to straighten crooked teeth and uneven bite. Your general dentist or orthodontist does an initial evaluation appointment where diagnostic impressions of your teeth are made and panoramic, cephalometric, and cavity detecting x-rays taken for a comprehensive exam. This is important for your family dentist or orthodontist to anticipate any growth spurts […]

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Aug 03, 2019

Illustration of a new implant.
What Happens After My Root Canal Treatment?

If the dental cavity is not large enough to cause the tooth to fail, a root canal treatment will be recommended. Root canal treatment allows the patient to save the tooth. The root canal treatment comprises of removal of the infected nerve tissue and filling the tooth with biologically inert material. The root canal treatment […]

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Jul 23, 2019

Taking care of metal braces.
Traditional Metal Braces Vs. Invisalign

Metal Braces Traditional metal braces have been the standard of care for people who want straight teeth. Metal braces are great for correcting aesthetics, and helping prevent gum and TMJ problems. Your general dentist or orthodontist can will take impressions of your teeth to have study models to tailor your treatment. Traditional metal braces can […]

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Jul 16, 2019

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