Don’t Be Fooled: Vaping Is Just as Dangerous as Cigarettes

People often think vaping and e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, but recent studies prove otherwise. Decades of research has shown how addictive and dangerous smoking and using tobacco products can be. In an attempt to quit, some people turn to vaping as a tobacco replacement. But recent studies show that vaping can cause the same health problems, including gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth loss. The aerosol produced by e-cigarettes

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What Does “Deep Bite” Mean and How is it Corrected?

You may have heard your orthodontist mention a deep bite. What exactly does this mean and how can it be fixed? The first visit to an orthodontist can often begin because a patient has crooked or crowded teeth. During their exam, they may hear their dentist mention what is called a deep bite. A deep bite is a malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth in which the top front teeth

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Sleep Apnea

What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Learn its symptoms and options for treatment. Sleep Apnea is a general term describing a disorder in which a person sporadically stops breathing throughout the night. Episodes of sleep apnea can last from just a few seconds to a few minutes. A patient with sleep apnea can have upwards of 30 events per hour. These episodes stop you

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Getting Through Cold and Flu Season is Nothing to Sneeze At

It’s tempting to give up basic hygiene when you’re feeling under the weather but these tips for caring for your mouth can help you feel better sooner. Everyone knows that one of the best ways to prevent getting a cold is by washing your hands. But what if despite your best efforts, you find yourself sniffling and sneezing your way into the winter season? You may be tempted to skip

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Beat the End of Year Rush and Don’t Let Your Benefits Go to Waste

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means you have until the end of December to get in any last-minute dental work. The National Association of Dental Plans

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A Clean Mouth Might Save Your Life

Professional dental exams and a regular homecare routine do more than keep your mouth clean – they might just save your life! Taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums are important to your overall health and can prevent cavities, periodontal disease and infections while lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke. As an added bonus, you get to keep your natural teeth as you age! A regular home

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