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Can Sleep Apnea Cause You to Develop Depression?

September 17, 2021

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Depressed woman with sleep apnea

Sleep apnea can be very troublesome for people who suffer from it. This is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. It can lead to insomnia, fatigue, and headaches. This can affect your day-to-day life and has been associated with depression, as many people affected by both conditions. Continue reading to learn more about the link between sleep apnea and depression as well as some of the symptoms.


How Excellent Dental Health Supports a Strong Immune System

September 2, 2021

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Bacteria in the mouth

Keeping up excellent oral hygiene and seeing your dentist every six months for routine cleanings and checkups is about much more than just keeping your pearly whites looking bright and gorgeous. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, and a lot of the time, the health of your smile reflects your overall wellbeing because of the link it has with your immune system. Read on to learn about how taking care of your smile plays a role in keeping your immune system strong!


Excessive Weight Gain and Sleep Apnea – Are They Connected?

August 22, 2021

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woman awake struggling with sleep apnea

Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of sleep apnea, a condition that prevents them from getting a good night’s rest. The most common form of the condition is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which refers to a full or partial blockage of the airway that triggers temporary stoppages in breathing. With that in mind, is there a connection between weight gain and sleep apnea? Continue reading to get the answer from a local sleep dentist.


5 Dental Care Habits That Dentists Don’t Like at All!

August 10, 2021

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woman talking to dentist in Stephens City

Like anyone else, you desire to have the best oral health possible. To achieve this, you need to take the right approach. Otherwise, you could be doing more harm than good. As you continue reading, your dentist in Stephens City lists 5 habits that you don’t want to follow!


Eat Up! 8 Summer Foods You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 24, 2021

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Mature couple talking and smiling during summer picnic

From family barbeques to romantic picnics, summer is filled with lots of activities surrounding food. If you struggled with tooth loss in the past, then you may have had to miss out on indulging in your favorites. However, with dental implants, you’ll be able to smile and chew with confidence throughout this beautiful season. If you’re unsure of which summer foods you should and shouldn’t fill your plate with, keep reading!


How To: Keep Your Smile Healthy During Summer Vacation

June 30, 2021

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Woman smiling while sitting by the water

Whether you are staying local or going abroad, your summer vacation should be all about getting some much-needed R&R. However, it is important to follow some rules during your time off, like taking care of your teeth. Neglecting to do so can lead to unpleasant dental emergencies or fall cavities, which can both be a headache to deal with. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn a few summer oral health tips to keep in mind this season!


4 Healthy Foods That Benefit Your Teeth and Gums

June 19, 2021

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a table full of foods that benefit your oral health in Stephens City

Want your smile to remain cavity-free year-round? It’s normal to want sweet and starchy food now and then, but if they make up a majority of your diet, you’ll soon find yourself battling a toothache or having a restorative treatment to address dental decay or gum disease. By swapping them out for healthier alternatives, you will find that your waistline will not only improve but so will your teeth and gums. Here are 4 foods that benefit your oral health and will work to strengthen tooth enamel, improve the health of your soft tissues, and give you the energy and confidence you need.  


Which Toothpaste is Best for Your Oral Health?

May 25, 2021

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toothpaste best for oral health

While running errands, you stop at your local store to pick up a few essentials. You head towards the oral care aisle for toothpaste and before you know it, you’re facing shelves upon shelves of options that promise different benefits. Every smile is different, so certain toothpaste may be better for unique cases, like dental sensitivity and protection against cavities. Here are a few tips on how to choose a toothpaste that will help you maintain good oral health.


5 Ways You Can Reduce Your Risk of Oral Cancer

May 17, 2021

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man visiting his dentist in Stephens City to reduce his risk of oral cancer

At the beginning of 2021, experts estimated that 54,000 people in the U.S. would be diagnosed with oral cancer. They also projected that nearly 10,000 people would die from this disease. That’s certainly no small number! Fortunately, early detection can greatly reduce the death rate, which is why your dentist in Stephens City screens for oral cancer during every dental checkup. Keep reading to learn about five ways that you can minimize your chances of developing this devastating disease.


Can Weight Affect Your Risk of Developing Sleep Apnea?

April 29, 2021

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a person holding a heart-shaped bowl of healthy foods. in the background is a weight scale, yoga mat, water bottle, tennis shoes, and weights

Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common sleeping conditions in the nation, estimated to affect one out of 15 adults. Where this condition becomes so dangerous is in the fact that only about 20% of those people have actually had their sleep apnea diagnosed and are able to seek treatment, leaving 80% of sleep apnea sufferers to fend for themselves. One of the big risk factors that can affect whether or not you develop sleep apnea or how serious the symptoms are is weight gain. Read on to learn more about how weight can impact your quality of rest and overall health.

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