Gum disease is a common issue among Americans, with the CDC reporting half of all Americans over the age of 30 suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease. People with gum disease tend to have increased inflammation throughout their bodies, making periodontal disease common in those with diabetes and heart disease and even serving as an… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids’ Smiles Healthy February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s no surprise that sugar is waging war on our children’s teeth. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States, and when left untreated can cause pain and infections that can… Read More

Resolve to sleep better If you’re feeling run ragged after the holiday season, you’re not alone. Holiday stress often leads to decreased sleep in the short-term. You may just need to reset your sleep schedule to improve your sleep health in the new year, and you can start by: Going to bed and getting up… Read More

Resolve to face your fears, including going to the dentist Nearly half of all Americans typically make New Year’s resolutions, and about 47 percent of those resolutions regard self-improvement. These resolutions might include improved physical fitness, facing a fear of heights, going back to school or enhancing a physical feature – like your smile. But… Read More

As we enter the holiday season, we all have a lot to be thankful for. But are you teeth one of them? If your teeth don’t top your thankful list, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, more than one third of Americans are unhappy with their smile. By the same token,… Read More

Most patients with diabetes know their high glucose levels make them more susceptible to oral issues like gum disease, tooth loss and dry mouth. But, perhaps more seriously and certainly less well-known, diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea are also related. While the majority of Americans would agree that a lack of sleep often leads to… Read More

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, and both snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be early indicators of cardiovascular trouble. Snoring can indicate damage to the arteries that supply oxygen­rich blood to the brain, and snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking, being overweight or… Read More

While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, stroke isn’t far behind at No. 5. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, patients with stroke have an increased incidence of sleep apnea. The Center for Sleep Medicine confirms that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea increases the… Read More

Studies have shown that men are twice as likely to develop sleep apnea as women, but this may be due to misdiagnoses in women. While it’s true that one of the greatest risk factors for sleep apnea is being male, this doesn’t mean women don’t also suffer from snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In fact,… Read More

Dentures have come a long way since their early days. Technological advances in both dental materials and denture construction mean full and partial dentures are more natural and comfortable than ever before. But dentures are not always an ideal solution. So, if you’re like the majority of Americans who have dealt with tooth loss, on… Read More