27
Feb

5 Common Myths About Your Children’s Dental Hygiene

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Good dental hygiene is an important part of overall health and should be taught from an early age. By making sure your children have excellent dental hygiene, and by teaching them how to take care of their teeth from an early age, you are setting them up for a lifetime of oral health, as well as avoiding costly dental bills down the road! There are many beliefs about children’s dental hygiene, but be careful! Not all should be believed. Here are a few common myths about children’s dental hygiene: Toddlers Don’t Need a Toothbrush Think your child is too young for a toothbrush? As soon as the first teeth surface, you should start brushing your child’s teeth. You can buy toothbrushes that are extra soft and gentle, made specifically for toddlers. You Can Wait to Visit the Dentist Like tooth brushing, your child should start seeing a dentist as soon…

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20
Feb

5 Things To Know Before You Get Invisalign

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Invisalign braces are a great option for those who want a straight smile without noticeable, and often uncomfortable, traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, which are fitted with metal brackets, Invisalign braces straighten your teeth using custom-fitted, clear plastic aligner trays. These trays are updated every couple of weeks in order to gently move your teeth into place. You can achieve great results while avoiding the discomforts of having wires tightened and metal in your mouth! Depending on your bite and what you want to achieve, Invisalign may be the right option for you. However, there are some things to know before getting Invisalign. Here are a few things to keep in mind and ask your dentist about. Aligners Are RemovableBut they must be worn for at least 22 hours every day in order to achieve good results. Invisalign braces should only be removed to eat meals, drink things other than…

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13
Feb

5 Foods That Are Safe To Eat With Dentures

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Dentures are a removable device fitted in the mouth to replace missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you may need partial or full dentures. Partial dentures fill the space left by missing teeth, as well as keeping the remaining teeth straight. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are lost. Dentures are very common and make a big improvement in dental comfort, function, and confidence. When eating with dentures, it’s important to take great care in order to avoid damaging the dentures or remaining teeth. It’s also normal for there to be discomfort, soreness, or swelling following tooth extraction and denture fitting. This should go away over time, making eating easier, but if the problem persists, you should go back to your dentist right away as there may be a problem with the fit. While some people remove their dentures to eat, sometimes this isn’t desirable, especially…

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6
Feb

You Need To Know These 4 Things If You Have Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a medical condition caused by the muscles in the back of the throat relaxing and contracting during sleep. This constricts the airway, which means not enough breath is taken in. Your brain will become aware that you’re not taking in enough oxygen and wake you up periodically. This often goes unnoticed by the sleeper but is accompanied by a snorting, choking, or gasping sound, which can be very noticeable to sleeping partners. Over time, sleep apnea can also lead to loss of oxygen in the blood. Sleep apnea can lead to lots of problems, such as: Snoring (which can be very disruptive for sleeping companions!) High blood pressure Fatigue Weight gain Type II diabetes Liver disease Heart disease If you suffer from sleep apnea, here are some things you need to know: You Need to Do a Sleep Study In order to be properly diagnosed with sleep…

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