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Does Lack of Sleep Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

November 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 6:15 pm
woman yawning at her desk

If you are frequently tired throughout the day no matter how much sleep you seem to get, you’re not alone. It likely means that you suffer from a sleep condition known as sleep apnea, where you suffer from episodes of not being able to breathe for a short period of time at night. This can lead to snoring as well as waking up during the night choking or gasping for air. You might not remember these episodes, but they keep you from getting the restful sleep you need. And according to a recent study, lack of quality sleep may actually increase your risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease later on in life. Read on to learn more.

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Keep a Healthy Smile with These 6 Flu Season Tips

November 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:07 pm
woman sick at home

When cold and flu season strikes, you might become so concerned with caring for your overall health that you do not think much about your dental health. But did you know that colds and flus — and what you do to fight them — can have an effect on your teeth? Let’s discuss a few flu season tips that will help you stay healthy from teeth to toe this fall and winter.

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Want to Save Money? Maximize Your Dental Insurance

October 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:57 pm
teeth money

As we enter the busiest, most expensive time of the year, you take a closer look at your finances. Every dollar counts, especially when you’re putting together a budget for gifts and holiday activities. You try to be careful with your money, but if you haven’t visited your dentist in a while, and you don’t use your checkup appointment before the end of the year, you could be leaving a significant amount of money unused. Furthermore, not attending this appointment could actually end up costing you a lot more money in the long run. In this post, you’ll learn and understand why taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits is a smart financial choice.

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Let Them Eat Sweets…Or Not: 4 Halloween Candy Tips to Remember This Holiday

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:57 pm
two girls dressed up for Halloween

Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again, and before the night is over, your child will have dumped their candy bucket on the floor and started rummaging through its contents. If you’re being honest, you’ll probably take a swipe at a few of your favorite pieces, too. If you want to make sure their teeth remain healthy in the midst of the vast sugar rush, here are 4 Halloween candy tips to consider this holiday season.

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Is ADHD What You Really Think?

September 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:50 pm

What if ADHD was actually be more a symptom of poor sleep quality than a genetic or chemical deficiency? In the groups of professionals who study human sleep patterns and sleep-breathing disorders, there is growing evidence that ADHD may be a misdiagnosis – or missed diagnosis – of sleep disorders. What if…?

Children should not snore. If they do, they’re not breathing properly. It would certainly be worth investigating further to discover the source of their sleep breathing disorder. Obvious things to screen for would be constricted airway caused by enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids and sinus blockage.

Healthy sleep hygiene allows the natural flow through sleep cycles the body needs to heal and regenerate. Breathing irregularities may cause the child to constantly arouse during the night, keeps them at a shallower level of sleep, and prevents the very valuable REM stage of sleep.

This leaves the child drowsy throughout the day, restless, cross and irritable, and unable to focus on tasks at home or school. Sound familiar?

Check out this article and let us know what you think. Dr. James Moreau of MoreSMILES Dental is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and would love to hear from you if this article leaves you wanting to know more.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/22/could-adhd-be-a-type-of-sleep-disorder-that-would-fundamentally-change-how-we-treat-it/

Pumpkin Spice and Pearly Whites

September 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:42 pm
cat sleeping next to a cup of coffee

When you walked out of your house this morning, you had no clue that you were going to need to bring a sweater with you. Fall weather is approaching faster than you anticipated, meaning you’re going to have to buy a throw for your coach, invest in a new winter coat, and start stopping at your favorite coffee shop for a pumpkin spice latte in the mornings. Even though hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate get you toasty and in the mood for the holidays, they could also be causing problems for your smile. Read on to learn how to prevent pumpkin spice season from having drastic impacts on your oral health down the road.  

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What are the Most Common Causes of Toothaches?

September 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:28 pm
A man holding his cheek in pain.

When a toothache appears, it can be difficult to know exactly what the cause may be at first. The fact is there are many causes for toothaches, and they may not be so clear if you didn’t just experience a dental injury. What are the most common sources of your toothache? Below, you’ll find the most common ones below as described by a dentist!

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It’s Time to Dispel These 4 False Myths About Dental Implants!

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:59 pm
attractive older woman nice smile

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, the frontrunner in quality, longevity, restored functionality and aesthetical appeal is dental implant placement. Still, there are some detractors who aren’t fond of the procedure. Therefore, some mistruths have surfaced online. To help to clear the air, a local implant dentist provides some clarity directly addressing 4 common myths about the dental implant procedure, so you can move forward with having your life and smile restored to normal!

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5 “Healthy” Foods That Can Spell Disaster for Your Child’s Teeth

August 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:50 pm
dried fruit

The new school year is here, and that means it’s time to decide what to pack for your child’s lunch. As a parent, you want to make sure they have the healthiest lunch possible, and that means options like granola and dried fruit. Or does it? Some foods that seem healthy can actually wreak havoc on your little one’s teeth. Let’s take a closer look at 5 foods that your children’s dentist says are actually bad for little teeth.

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A Dentist Reveals The Best Flossing Technique

July 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:00 pm
person flossing their teeth

Have you visited the dentist for your routine checkup and cleaning, and did they ask you whether you’ve been flossing every day? At that moment, you may have panicked a little because you haven’t. Flossing your teeth may not seem like a necessity if you’re brushing twice a day, but it can have more of an impact on your oral health than you may think. Read on to learn the importance of your oral hygiene routine and the best way to floss your teeth.

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