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How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Brain?

February 24, 2022

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Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) every year. However, most of those cases are undiagnosed or go untreated. While you may already know about the physical effects it can have on your body (i.e., increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes), you might be surprised to learn that it can take a significant toll on your brain as well. Read along to learn how failing to get a good night’s sleep can negatively affect your brain health.  

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Starts with Your Smile

February 8, 2022

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Valentine’s Day usually steals the spotlight when February rolls around, but you shouldn’t forget to take some time to learn about your heart this month. Why? It’s American Heart Month! Since our heart is the most powerful muscle in our bodies, it’s incredibly important that take special care of it. Believe it or not, your smile is one significant aspect that can directly impact your cardiovascular health. Read on to learn more about this connection and what you can do to keep your overall health in its very best shape.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 31, 2022

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The new year has already started, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start thinking about what changes want to see in your life. While many people will strive to start a new diet, to exercise more often, or to get into an exciting hobby, why not set goals that will help you achieve a brighter, more confident smile? There’s no better time than the present, so check out these four ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will have you loving your smile in no time!

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3 Diet Trends That Can Harm Your Oral Health

January 17, 2022

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While making resolutions for the new year, many people decide that they want to improve their health. If you’re one of those people, there are several diets you may have come across while researching ways to improve your overall wellbeing. Though many of these diets may seem like excellent ways to take better care of yourself, some of them have adverse effects on your oral health. Read on to learn about three diet trends that should be avoided to prevent harm to your teeth.

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Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder: A Vicious Cycle

December 17, 2021

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If you’re currently suffering from jaw pain on a daily basis, there’s a good chance that you’re having problems sleeping as well. Research has found that 43% of patients with TMJ disorders also have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. This is not a coincidence; in many cases, the two conditions are actively contributing to each other. Fully understanding the link between TMJ and sleep apnea is essential when seeking out treatment for both.

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How Can I Take Care of My Dentures to Make Them Last?

December 4, 2021

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People who manage their finances well usually do an excellent job when it comes to taking good care of the items they invest in. From a car to a hedge trimmer, it’s always a great idea to maintain the things you spend money on.

Dentures are no different, especially since they can upgrade your smile and be a quality tooth replacement option. Keep reading to learn tips from your dentist in Stephens City about caring for dentures to make them last and look good.

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How Understanding the Parts of Your Mouth Promotes Oral Care

November 24, 2021

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The better you understand something in life, generally the more it will matter to you. When the subject of this notion is something that can make your quality of life better, it sure makes a lot of sense to learn more.

On that note, when the word “mouth” is mentioned, you probably think of teeth and the tongue. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Keep reading to learn about the parts of the mouth and the role each one plays for your oral health from your dentist in Stephens City.

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4 Ways for You to Appreciate Your Smile This Thanksgiving

November 4, 2021

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It’s almost the time of year that you have been waiting for. Even if you aren’t looking forward to socializing with your distant relatives, you are surely eager to enjoy and appreciate all of the delicious dishes that everyone brought. After all, there is nothing like a homecooked meal, especially when everyone in your family is contributing. However, Thanksgiving isn’t the best holiday when it comes to your pearly whites. Continue reading to learn some holiday oral health tips to show your smile some appreciation.

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Maximize Your Dental Insurance to Get the Crown You Need

October 15, 2021

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Dental appointment on calendar with dentist in Stephens CityNo one looks forward to needing a dental procedure; however, you don’t want to delay getting a crown. According to a recent survey, 13% of people put off dental treatments because they are concerned about a large bill. Unfortunately, it will cost more down the road if you wait. You don’t need to avoid your dentist in Stephens City because money is tight. You can use your dental insurance to save your tooth without breaking the bank. Here are 3 reasons to get your crown before the end of the year.

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Take Years Off Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

October 12, 2021

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Older woman with attractive teeth smilingYour teeth are made to serve you for a lifetime, which means they will undergo continual wear and tear. No matter how well you’ve cared for them over the years, they will eventually show their age. Unfortunately, discoloration, chips, and other issues can make you look years older than your real age. With a beautiful smile attributed to youth, success, and confidence, you can turn back the clock with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Stephens City using 3 popular treatments.

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