The Connection Between Diet & Sleep Apnea

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At Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center, we’ve found a well-established connection between diet and sleep apnea. Here’s what you should know — and what you can do. GERD and Sleep Apnea Let’s start with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD often manifests as heartburn, which is what happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. That stomach …

Three Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

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An ice cream sundae or a cup of tea should be a treat, but for too many people, they’re a cause of discomfort and pain. If you have sensitive teeth, you shouldn’t have to do without the things you love, or be forced to suffer through eating everything at room temperature. Smile On Dental Salon has some simple tips you …

Ten Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About it

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Bad breath happens to all of us at one point or another. To get rid of it, you need to know what caused it. Smile On Dental Salon helps our Chicago patients identify and solve the root causes of their bad breath. Diet and Your Breath Let’s start here, since we often think of this as the primary cause of …

Four Tips for a Brighter (And Whiter) Smile

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A smile — whether it’s a toothy grin or something more subtle — is one of the first things we notice about someone. It projects friendliness, openness, and authenticity. But what if your pearly whites aren’t so pearly these days? A smile that’s yellowed or discolored can leave you feeling self-conscious and undermine the impression you leave on people you …

Five Things You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

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According to Dr. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center, nine percent of women and 24 percent of men suffer sleep apnea. She also notes that those numbers are likely higher; the research doesn’t account for today’s higher rates of obesity, nor can it account for the up to 82 percent of cases that go undiagnosed. Is yours …

Five Things Parents Need to Know About Invisalign & Teens

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Many teens are hyper-conscious about their looks, and adding traditional metal braces to the equation just makes the average kid feel even more self-conscious about their smiles. That’s why so many people come to Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center for Invisalign Teen. Here are a few things you should know if you’re trying to decide whether Invisalign …

I need a New Dentist! What Should I Look for in a Dental Office?

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Healthy living means healthy choices. It means choosing exercise over Netflix, fruits and veggies over cheeseburgers, family time over screen time, and dental care over neglect. These don’t have to be hard choices, either, especially when you have the information you need to make an informed decision. With that in mind, Smile On Dental has a few simple tips to …

Four Tips for Ideal Dental Hygiene

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Nobody wants to lose their teeth. In an ideal world, everybody would have a grin full of pearly whites, all of which were perfectly healthy and never required any sort of dental surgery. This isn’t an ideal world, however, and too many people are going through their days without performing the actions that would leave their teeth in the best …

Five Tips for Getting Quality Sleep

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans does not get a good night’s sleep, which is unfortunate considering how critical a good night’s sleep is to a person’s overall health and well being. People who are well-rested perform better at work, are less likely to get into an automobile accident, and have an easier …

Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

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In a word: yes. Since you’re probably looking for a bit more detail, here’s what you should know about dental x-rays during pregnancy, especially if you find you need urgent dental care from Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center. Types of X-Rays When we think of x-rays, we usually think “radiation.” The big picture is a bit more …