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Dental Apps to Help Children Improve Their Brushing

Making Oral Hygiene a Fun Activity One of the hardest parts about raising kids is getting them to maintain their hygiene on their own. All they want to do is play and have fun, so brushing their teeth is the last thing on their minds. If you do get them to complete this task, they […]

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If I Never Had Cavities as a Kid, Am I Immune as an Adult?

What Is a Cavity? Cavities are a very common occurrence, as 92% of adults ages 20 to 64 have had at least one in their lifetime. A cavity develops when food or debris is left on your teeth; plaque forms and attracts bacteria that eat through your tooth.   When left untreated, cavities can become […]

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Why See Your Dentist for Sleep Apnea?

Why Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep condition that can lead to fatal bodily health conditions — so why do dentists often treat it? Well, dentists don’t just treat oral health issues. Your dentist looks at your teeth and mouth every time you visit, so they’re very familiar with these areas. […]

5 Alternative Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Did you know more than 18 million American adults suffer from sleep apnea? It’s a common sleep disorder where the muscles in the back of your throat relax, causing your tongue to fall back into your airway. This leads to the blockage that temporarily stops you from breathing while you’re sleeping, provoking loud, excessive snoring. […]

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Is Gum Disease Contagious?

When a friend or family member is sick, people tend to keep their distance so they don’t catch the illness. You might refrain from hugging, kissing, or sharing a drink with someone to ensure you stay healthy. The same thing applies when someone has a cold sore on their lip. Even just one sip of […]