Should I Worry About My Lips Getting Sunburn?

June 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:09 pm
Close up of woman applying lip balm

When you go to the beach or plan on spending a lot of time outdoors, you probably make sure to lather-up on sunscreen. But do you protect your lips?

Believe it or not, your lips can catch sunburn just as easily as the rest of your skin. Summer UVs are no joke! If you don’t shield this vulnerable part of your smile, you could get oral cancer. Obviously, you’re going to want to avoid this. Keep reading to learn what you can do, and how your dentist can help.


The Gift That Keeps on Giving: How to Stop Snoring

February 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:08 pm
young couple spooning peacefully

If you could snap your fingers and magically stop snoring, you would have done it by now. Every night, right as you drift off to sleep, your partner elbows you in the side or pushes you over because you’ve started to “saw logs.” While this is annoying, it’s less heartbreaking than when you wake up by yourself because they’ve escaped to the couch. You’ve talked (and fought) about your snoring for months now…something has to change.

Fortunately for both of you, a relatively quick, effective, and easy solution is available at a place you might not expect…the dentist.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

December 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:32 pm
Patient holding Invisalign aligner against blue background

In addition to being virtually undetectable, clear aligners offer patients an additional benefit: a shorter average treatment timeline! So, if you want to straighten your teeth before a special event, like a wedding or family reunion, then there’s a good chance that Invisalign is the solution you’ve been looking for. But how long does Invisalign treatment take on average? To find out, read on!


Inhale, Relax, Exhale: Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry Answered

November 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:54 pm
A man in the dentist's chair smiling as he undergoes sedation dentistry

If you’re a person with dental anxiety, or you just need some help getting through your treatment you’re not alone. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective method of relaxation that dentists can use to make your treatment more effective. But how does it do that?

Continue reading to learn more about sedation dentistry, and how it can aid in all of your treatments.


When You Return: What to Expect at Your Appointment If You Haven’t Seen Your Dentist in a While

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 10:19 pm
Dentist smiles

If you haven’t seen the dentist in a while, you’re not alone. Nearly one in five American adults deal with some form of dental anxiety, and this can cause someone to put off seeing the dentist for months or years. Some people say that they’ll only go to the dentist when they are in pain, but by the time a patient is experiencing pain, the oral health problem behind it may have caused extensive or even irreparable damage. Here’s what you can expect if you’re returning to the dentist after some time away.


4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:59 pm
patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

In recent times, cosmetic dentistry has experienced a surge in popularity, leading to enhanced smiles and increased self-assurance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for these procedures has doubled in the United States within the last five years. Nevertheless, various misconceptions have clouded our perception of these treatments. Join us in this exploration as we dispel four prevalent myths surrounding cosmetic dentistry, shedding light on the truth and dispelling any misconceptions.


Bad Taste in Your Mouth? You May Have Dysgeusia.

July 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:35 pm

Woman sticking her tongue outFoods and drinks aren’t the only things that can cause a bad taste in your mouth. Various issues can cause unpleasant tastes, like decay, infections, or underlying health conditions. If everything tastes metallic, sour, or bitter, you may have symptoms of dysgeusia. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to enjoy the way food tastes again. 


5 Medical Conditions Your Dentist Can Spot

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:49 am

Dentist looking in woman’s mouthYour dentist specializes in oral health, but they do more than just keep your teeth and gums healthy. They support your overall wellness through the mouth and body connection. Your oral and general health are closely connected. Many dental issues can increase your risk of various medical conditions, and certain health problems can affect your mouth. Here are 5 health concerns your dentist can spot first.


3 Summer Activities That Can Harm Your Smile

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:37 pm
sad person eating ice cream

The summer season is in full swing, where the sun shines brightly, and the joys of outdoor activities beckon. As you soak up the warmth and embrace the adventures that summer brings, it’s important not to overlook the well-being of your smile. While indulging in the pleasures of summer, there are a few activities that could potentially pose risks to your oral health. Continue reading as we explore three summer pastimes that you should be cautious of to ensure you can enjoy the season while safeguarding your beam.


Tips for Sleeping Better in the Summer

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 10:55 pm

Young woman sleeping in bedThe long, hot days of summer are here. You’ll spend plenty of time outside soaking up the sun, but you can also have many sleepless nights tossing and turning. A good night’s rest can be difficult to achieve in the summer, especially for people with underlying disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea. If you’re struggling to get the rest you need, here are 7 tips to make it easier to get some shuteye during the summer.


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