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4 Easter Candies That Are Bad For Your Smile

April 4, 2022

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easter candies in Oakton

Easter is coming up and it can be exciting to go scavenging for all the hidden eggs! Most people like to also enjoy the various sweet treats during this time. While these are tasty and fun, there are some that can hinder your oral hygiene efforts. Read on to learn four easter candies that are harmful to your dental health.

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Can Secondhand Smoke Increase Your Child’s Risk of Sleep Apnea?

March 17, 2022

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young girl plugging nose around secondhand smoke

If you’re a regular smoker, you’re probably not too worried about the impact it can have on your body. Nevertheless, have you thought about what it could be doing to your children? Secondhand smoke can have all types of dangerous side effects on growing bodies. For young children, that may include an increased risk of sleep apnea. Read on to learn more about the effects secondhand smoke can have on your little one’s rest.

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This Valentine’s Day, Give Your Partner Relief from Chronic Snoring!

February 9, 2022

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woman annoyed at her partner’s chronic snoring from sleep apnea

Does your partner wake you up several times a night with their loud snoring? Everyone snores from time to time, but persistently loud snoring is more than just a nuisance; it may point to a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea could have dangerous consequences for a person’s overall health. With Valentine’s Day almost here, now is the perfect time to give your partner the gift of sleep apnea therapy and put an end to their chronic snoring. Keep reading to learn more about snoring, sleep apnea, and how an expert sleep dentist can gift both of you with a good night’s rest!

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Essential Oils: Can They Help with Sleep Apnea?

January 12, 2022

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essential oils on table

Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans, causing frequent pauses in breathing while you sleep. Even though one interruption may not be a problem in itself, multiple can prevent you from getting the quality rest you deserve. Luckily, essential oils have proven to be an excellent way to alleviate symptoms of OSA. Read on to learn which ones can help you achieve better sleep.

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Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

November 3, 2021

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Since its debut in 1997, Invisalign has helped more than eight million people attain the straight, uniform smiles they’ve always dreamed of. Though many patients need the aligners for both their upper and lower teeth, what if your bottom teeth are perfectly fine? Read on to learn the answer to the question “Can I wear Invisalign on just my top teeth?”

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5 Things That Make Invisalign Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

October 20, 2021

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woman smiling with her Invisalign in Oakton

SmileDirectClub and other DIY teledentistry companies offering clear aligners to straighten your teeth at home aren’t as inexpensive as effective as you may think. They actually come with more downsides than advertisements lead you to believe. To explain some of the drawbacks of DIY aligners, here are five reasons why Invisalign in Oakton is well worth the investment. 

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Get a Straight Smile with Instant Orthodontics

September 18, 2021

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Woman pointing to her teethContinual innovations in dentistry streamline dental care to provide high-quality services without the wait. From same-day crowns to digital impressions, advancements have reduced the amount of time you’re in the dental chair. Despite the improvements, certain treatments still take time, like braces. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were instant orthodontics? There is! You can achieve the smile of your dreams after just 2 dental appointments.

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Why is Enamel Removed for Porcelain Veneers?

August 19, 2021

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Model showing how much enamel needs to be removed for veneersFew people are born with flawless smiles. Besides genetics, various other factors can influence the appearance of your teeth, like poor oral hygiene or previous trauma. No matter the cause, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by imperfect teeth. Thankfully, you can achieve the picture-perfect smile you deserve with porcelain veneers. Although you know they offer exceptional results, you’ll need to permanently alter your teeth. It’s normal to be concerned about how much enamel needs to be removed for veneers. Modern veneers are ultra-thin, so you’ll keep more of your tooth’s structure intact.

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Teeth Whitening – Should You Choose a Professional Take-Home Kit or Store-Bought?

July 22, 2021

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Woman pointing to her teeth

Discoloration can happen as the result of numerous different factors. This includes tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. While it’s a natural part of life, tooth discoloration is still something that we consider to be unsightly and are insecure of. The good news is that there are teeth whitening options available to help you get the white teeth you have always wanted, but what type should you pick? It is a good idea to avoid the store-bought whitening treatments and opt for a take-home whitening kit from your dentist instead. Continue reading to learn why.

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5 Tips to Choose the Best Toothpaste

June 12, 2021

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Toothbrush with toothpasteYour first line of defense against cavity-causing bacteria is your toothbrush and toothpaste. You know you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth twice daily, but are you using the right toothpaste? Not all types of toothpaste are the same, and you have unique dental needs. You can ensure you’re providing your smile with maximum protection by using 5 tips when selecting toothpaste.

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