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What Happens During a Denture Reline?

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A denture reline is a procedure used to adjust the fit of a denture plate. It may be needed if the denture begins to feel loose or if the patient experiences discomfort when wearing the denture. The reline process generally involves taking an impression of the denture and creating a new liner out of a soft material that will fit …

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Who Should Wear a Nightguard?

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A nightguard is a mouth guard worn while you sleep to protect your teeth and jaw from clenching and grinding. Clenching and grinding can cause excessive wear on the teeth, leading to chips, cracks, and even tooth loss. Nightguards are made of soft plastic and fit comfortably over your teeth. They absorb force and friction from tooth grinding that can …

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The 7 Most Common Causes of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a common and preventable oral health problem that occurs when the gums become swollen and red. Complications of gum disease include tooth loss, bone loss, and infection. Gum disease has also been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. While plaque build-up is the primary cause of gum disease, there are several other reasons …

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How Your Dentist Can Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. Sleep apnea can occur in people of any age, but it is more common in adults. Up to 17% of men and 9% of women aged 50-70 are likely to have sleep apnea. Left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems, including high …

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Dental Implant Benefits & Risks

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Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are typically made of titanium, which is biocompatible and fuses to the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for artificial teeth. They also help preserve bone and prevent gum recession. However, there are some risks associated with dental implant surgery. Talking to your dentist about the benefits and …

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Can Gum Disease Cause Cancer?

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Gum disease is a severe condition that can lead to numerous health problems. Although most cases of gum disease are caused by poor oral hygiene, other factors can contribute to the development of the condition, such as smoking and medical conditions like diabetes. Left untreated can lead to tooth loss and an increased risk of developing oral cancer. While good …

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Oral Health

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Sleep apnea is a condition that affects an estimated 25 million Americans, making it the most-commonly diagnosed sleep-related breathing disorder. It occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, causing a deterioration in sleep quality and reduced blood oxygen levels. This can lead to daytime fatigue and more severe medical issues, including hypertension and stroke. While the adverse effects …

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3 Tooth Replacement Options

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Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can impact your confidence and make daily activities like speaking and eating challenging and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are several restorations to replace your missing teeth to restore functionality and a healthy smile. Explore the benefits, procedures, and eligibility requirements of these popular tooth replacement options to determine the appropriate tooth replacement method for your …

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Snoring Dangers & How Your Dentist Can Help

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Snoring is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the nose and mouth is blocked, causing the soft tissues in the throat to vibrate against the hard palate. Many factors can contribute to snoring, including age, obesity, allergies, and a family history of snorers. While often considered an inconvenience for …

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What to Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

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According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 36 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Many people turn to dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore their oral health, smile and confidence. Getting dental implants is important, so before opting for the surgery, ensure you understand the process. Benefits of Dental Implants Dental implants offer many benefits over …