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Sleep apnea is a potentially serious health issue that affects millions of people around the world, and unfortunately, the majority of them are either unaware that they suffer from the condition or have yet to seek treatment. However, the potential problems that these sleeping troubles can create for both your health and your overall quality of life means that it's important that all apnea sufferers...

Summer is a great time to focus on your smile. Healthy teeth and gums will allow you to better enjoy the fresh produce you find in the stores and farmer's markets. What's more, the kids and grandkids are home from school! Summer is perfect for spending time with them, teaching them the importance of having and keeping a healthy mouth. Here are a few steps that you...

Proper oral care is integral to maintaining a healthy mouth and strong teeth. But good oral care is especially important for people who wear braces. If you do not brush properly, food and plaque can build up on your braces and cause tooth discoloration and gum irritation. To ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment, you should follow our five...

Many people who are conscientious about their dental health use mouthwash routinely, often once or twice a day, morning and night. It becomes a habit that they think little about, except to feel reassured they are practicing effective oral hygiene. Others never use mouthwash, believing it is unnecessary at best or harmful at worst. How exactly does mouthwash help or hurt you? What it can do. Mouthwash...

Many people who are conscientious about their dental health use mouthwash routinely, often once or twice a day, morning and night. It becomes a habit that they think little about, except to feel reassured they are practicing effective oral hygiene. Others never use mouthwash, believing it is unnecessary at best or harmful at worst. How exactly does mouthwash help or hurt you? What it can do. Mouthwash...

Although it is clear, flavorless, and has a pH hovering around neutral, water is far from a boring, useless beverage choice. In fact, it’s time to raise your glass high in a toast to water for healthy teeth. Water Helps Keep Your Mouth Clean One of water’s main benefits to teeth health is that it washes away some of the bacteria and sugar that can cause cavities...

There are a variety of ways to keep your smile in great shape. Regular dental visits, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and protecting your teeth by using a mouth guard during contact sports and not using your teeth as tools are all important. Adequate nutrition is another important component to a healthy mouth. Conveniently, the foods that make good choices for teeth are...

Modern dentistry techniques have come along way on behalf of individual's needing to improve one's smile and appearance. However, prevention is by far a healthier and more cost effective option. Along with daily brushing and flossing, maintaining a proper diet by eating food good for teeth, ensures your smile lasts a lifetime. Many may not be aware of the relationship between consumed food and teeth. Good...

What causes bad breath? This problem is caused by certain drinks or foods that mix with bacteria in your mouth. Drinks, seasonings, and protein foods break down into sulfur compounds. After this compound mixes with the bacteria in your mouth, then stinky breath could become a major problem in your life. For the freshest breath, do yourself a favor. Stay away from drinks and foods that...

Many people grind their teeth occasionally without causing much harm; this behavior on a regular basis, however, can result in significant damage to your teeth and jaws. Bruxism, also referred to as jaw clenching or teeth grinding, is a common problem, but people often are not aware they suffer from the condition. This is because it usually occurs at night while the person is sleeping. Whether...