While you sleep, your body is busy restoring, repairing, and cleaning itself. It is essential to your overall health! Unfortunately, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition where someone experiences brief but frequent lapses in breathing throughout the night. This negatively impacts sleep quality and can lead to all sorts of issues that affect your general health. As a matter of fact, it can even impact how long you live. Read on to learn more about the connection between sleep apnea and life expectancy as well as how your dentist can help so you can live life to the fullest!(more…)
Thomas A. Gromling, DDS Blog
Can Treating Sleep Apnea Help You Live Longer?
February 24, 2023
The Connection Between Your Smile & Your Heart
February 4, 2023
February is not just a celebration of the love you have in your life, but your literal heart! The second month of the year is American Heart Month, which means there is no better time to pay special attention to one of the most important organs of your body. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, you will want to do everything you can to care for it. But did you realize that heart health is not just about watching what you eat and exercising? Your oral health can directly impact it as well. Here’s how the state of your mouth and your heart are connected.(more…)
5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Brighter Smile!
January 16, 2023
As a new year approaches, it is not uncommon for people to take the last weeks of December to think about the things the goals they’d like to achieve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Many of the desired changes are related to your physical well-being but why not also include your oral health? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!(more…)
How Your Diet Benefits Your Teeth & Gums
January 4, 2023
If you’ve ever heard the expression “you are what you eat,” you should know that there’s quite a bit of proverbial truth to it; eating healthy foods inevitably leads to a healthier body! But it isn’t just your body that’ll benefit from a nutritious diet—your smile will flourish, too! Certain foods can actually play a positively impactful role in your oral health and prevent serious problems from developing. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the mouth-friendly foods out there that’ll directly benefit and safeguard your smile.(more…)
How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Apnea?
December 15, 2022
Like many other people, you might have a drink or two before bed. That’s understandable — many people use nightcaps as a sleep aid. In truth, this nightly habit could do you more harm than good. You see, alcoholic items cause and worsen sleep apnea in Stephens City. Your bedtime beer can severely harm your health if you’re not careful. As proof of these claims, your local dentist is here with evidence. Read on to learn why alcohol and sleep apnea don’t mix, including how to snooze better.(more…)
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Beautiful Smiles in 2023
December 5, 2022
While there is always a sense of excitement during the holiday season, it can be a challenge to come up with new stocking stuffer ideas year every year. Why not start including fun and unique ones that also benefit your loved ones’ oral health? This will not only bring a change from the usual candy and filler gifts but provide something they can consistently use that will keep their pearly whites healthy! Here are three stocking stuffer ideas from your dentist in Stephens City that are sure to bring healthy smiles in 2023.(more…)
How to Show Your Teeth You Appreciate Them This Thanksgiving
November 26, 2022
If you appreciate someone, a great way to let them know is to show that you care about their health. Pampering someone when they’re sick or cooking them a nutritious meal can make them feel loved. As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s good to think about what we might be taking for granted, and how best to show gratitude.
Teeth are one of those things that we might not show our appreciation for often enough. They help us eat, talk, and smile. They’re also forced to bear the brunt of some of our worst eating habits. If you want to show your teeth some thanks, there’s no better way than to protect your oral health over the holidays. Here are a few ways to do that.(more…)
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
November 12, 2022
Dental implants look and feel great. They are nearly indistinguishable from your natural tooth, stop bone loss from progressing, and don’t require an undue amount of upkeep. However, the main reason dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement is their longevity. If you’re looking into dental implants as a tooth replacement option, here’s what you should know about how long they’re likely to last.(more…)
4 Ways Visiting the Dentist Will Save You Money
October 6, 2022
When most people visit the dentist, the first thing on their minds is getting their smile the care it needs—whether it’s preventive, restorative, or cosmetic treatment! That said, your smile isn’t the only thing that’ll benefit from seeing the dentist; it’ll actually save you quite a bit of money in the long run! Here are a few ways that visiting your dentist in Stephens City can pay off in both the short and long term.(more…)
5 Helpful Oral Hygiene Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month
October 2, 2022
October is finally here, which means that crisp, cool autumn weather is upon us, Halloween is right around the corner, and all month long it’s National Dental Hygiene Month! That said, maintaining a bright and white smile doesn’t take much effort and is something you should strive for year-round. Here are some tips from your dentist in Stephens City to help you keep your oral health on the right track.(more…)