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Taking Care of Your Smile Could Keep Your Heart Healthy

February 29, 2020

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When you think about keeping your heart healthy, you probably don’t think about brushing and flossing your teeth. However, there’s a growing body of research that suggests that we should! Numerous studies are finding that there’s an important connection between your oral health and your overall wellbeing. Notably, health and dental experts are discovering that unhealthy gums are linked to your risk of cardiovascular disease. Read on as your Stephens City dentist explains how great oral hygiene takes care of both your smile and your heart.

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Protect Your Smile and Break These 5 Bad Habits

February 7, 2020

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Could you be damaging your smile every day without realizing it? Unfortunately, you could be weakening your teeth, irritating your gums, and harming your oral health by practicing a few common everyday habits. Thankfully, identifying these behaviors and understanding how they’re impacting your smile can help you begin to get your oral health back on track. Read on to see if you practice any of these five harmful everyday activities and what your Stephens City dentist recommends to protect your teeth and gums.

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Could Your Morning Headaches be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

January 12, 2020

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It’s important to start your day with a sharp mind. A morning headache can make that challenging to accomplish. If you’ve been experiencing this, then it definitely shouldn’t be ignored. That’s because it can be a sign of sleep apnea. As you continue reading, a local dentist explains what the condition is, what some typical symptoms are and how sleep apnea treatment in Stephens City can help you recover.

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For Excellent Oral Health in the New Year, Do This!

January 5, 2020

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As the new year gets underway, it’s an opportunity to adopt some positive habits, especially in the area of your dental health. However, the condition of your teeth and gums can impact more than just your mouth; it can also affect your overall wellness. So now is the perfect time to pay your dentist in Stephens City a visit. For more information about why this is important and to discover the benefits you stand to gain, continue reading.

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The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

December 14, 2019

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Do you ever find yourself falling asleep at your desk – or even behind the wheel – due to a lack of quality sleep? You could be suffering from sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million American adults. The effects of untreated sleep apnea go beyond feeling drowsy or irritable – people who suffer from sleep apnea are also at greater risk of experiencing a range of negative health impacts. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of not seeking sleep apnea treatment in Stephens City.

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Dentist Reveals Truth Behind 5 Common Dental Myths

December 4, 2019

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From long-standing urban legends to misinformation spread on the internet, there are plenty of dental myths floating about these days. While the average person shouldn’t be expected to know everything about oral health – not everyone is a dentist, after all! – not being able to separate fact from fiction can potentially cause a person serious harm. For this reason, your dentist in Stephens City has compiled the 5 most common dental myths below and revealed the truth behind each one.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Smile

November 9, 2019

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woman in Santa hatThe holidays are an exciting time of the year as you gather with friends and loved ones to exchange gifts and spend quality time together over warm meals. Although you anticipate the festivities, you’re going to be busier than usual, so certain things may move lower on your priority list. As you make your holiday plans, be sure a healthy smile stays at the top of your list. Here are 5 tips for a healthy holiday smile to ensure you don’t receive any unexpected news during your next visit to your dentist in Stephens City.

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Recent Study Links Poor Sleep to Problems With Gut Health

October 12, 2019

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Sleep is something that everyone needs. Although you lay down every night and drift off, you may not be reaching a deep state of sleep that allows your body to properly repair itself and recover from the day. A study published in Nature reveals that regulated circadian rhythm may be exactly what your body needs to manage gastrointestinal issues. Read on to learn how a lack of sleep affects gut health.

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Identifying Loose Dental Implants and Tackling the Source of The Problem

September 15, 2019

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Dental implants can become loose or fail right after your surgery or years later. There are a variety of factors that could cause this problem, and although it rarely happens, it’s still a good idea to be prepared. Armed with the right preventive precautions and knowledge to prevent loose implants from failing, you’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your restoration and minimize any further damage to your mouth. Read on to learn what could be causing your loose implants and how to handle the situation.

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4 Ways Interrupted Sleep Affects Your Body

September 8, 2019

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You wake up in the middle night and check the clock. You’ve still got a few hours before morning. Later, you wake up again. The clock says that only twenty minutes have passed. This happens again and again throughout the night. Constantly getting interrupted sleep can have serious consequences for your health. Continue reading to learn 4 harmful things that can happen when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

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