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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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vaping and oral health

What You Need to Know About Vaping and Oral Health

Recently, patients have asked questions about vaping and oral health. Some people see vaping as a healthy alternative to smoking. Yet, it is so new that we lack research on health effects. However, our knowledge is growing daily and researchers identified a few ways that vaping impacts the user’s oral health.

According to a 2019 Gallup poll, 8% of Americans said they used a vaping product within the past week. The rate of use increases with younger adults with 1 in 5 people aged 18 – 29 said they regularly vape. So it is no wonder that people are asking questions about vaping and oral health.

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