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sleep disorder diagnosis

Did You Know Your Dentist Could be the Best Person to Provide a Sleep Disorder Diagnosis?

When it comes to sleep disorder diagnosis, your dentist may be your first line to diagnosis and treatment. This may seem surprising at first, but some of the symptoms are reflected in oral health. 

Because of this, your dental team may recognize signs before you get around to mentioning issues to your primary care doctor.  Furthermore, some dentists collaborate with sleep specialists to assist them in sleep disorder diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. 

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Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues

Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues?

Sometimes patients ask – Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues? The answer could be both depending on the issue and the situation. 

Increasingly dentists and physicians work together in treating conditions related to airflow including obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance symptoms. In addition, as experts in oral health dentists are often the first to notice issues with the tongue, mouth and surrounding areas. 

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Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth

Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?

Some people enjoy a glass of sparkling water as a healthy alternative to soda-pop. Then their thoughts turn to their oral health and they ask –Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad for Your Teeth?

Overall, drinking small amounts of unsweetened sparkling water is healthy for your body and appears to be mostly harmless to your bones and teeth. However, carbonated water does have the potential of contributing to tooth erosion. For the nuanced details, keep reading… 

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how often should I replace my toothbrush

How Often Should I Replace my Toothbrush?

Patients often ask – How often should I replace my toothbrush?  The general rule of thumb is every three months but in reality, you may need to replace your brush more or less often. 

The following guide about how often should I replace my toothbrush isn’t intended to be a substitute for medical advice. We hope the information helps you understand why we recommend replacing your toothbrush so often and that it empowers you to make healthy choices for yourself and your family. 

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month

February is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month

We would like to turn our attention to a topic that is close to our heart — childhood congenital heart defects.

With February being both Heart Disease Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month it seems like the right time to share crucial information.

Imagine the joy, new parents experience after the birth of a child. They witnessed a new life come into the world and feel overwhelmed with love and eager anticipation for the future.

Then, after their new child completes screening exams, they learn their child may have a congenital heart defect. This is something that hits home for us and too many other families have also experienced. Thanks to medical science advances, the survival and quality of life for people with congenital heart defects continue to improve.

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