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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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Use Caution When Using Do-It-Yourself Dental Products

Use Caution When Using Do-It-Yourself Dental Products

By | Uncategorized

Do-it-yourself dentistry has been rising in popularity. From charcoal whitening pastes to mail-order teeth straightening, the internet is full of miracle claims for dental corrections that can cause serious damage to your teeth and dental problems down the road. While it may seem quicker or less expensive to try and repair dental problems on your own, the end result can end up causing irreparable damage to your teeth and may even result in gum disease or enamel damage. While whitening your teeth with charcoal or lemon juice and baking soda…

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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist's Role in Easing Symptoms

Understanding Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist’s Role in Easing Symptoms

By | Dental Visit

Sleep apnea can oftentimes be difficult to diagnose without a sleep test. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, awakening suddenly, gasping for breath in your sleep, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive drowsiness or fatigue. For many of these symptoms, it is very hard for an individual patient to notice that they are suffering from sleep apnea. If you suspect you are suffering from sleep apnea, contact your dentist. They can have a large role in helping treat your sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea, and how can your…

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How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

By | Oral Health

Everyone wants to have perfect, healthy teeth, but sometimes your life gets in the way. Running to work, sitting in traffic, or even going on family outings are all parts of life. But at the end of the day, sometimes your oral health falls by the wayside in your busy life. So how can you practice good oral health habits for your busy lifestyle?   Drink Your Water The first thing you can do for your oral health is to drink water. You have heard this advice millions of times…

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You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

By | Dental Visit

The idea of dental fillings calls to mind the image of a black or metal spot on the side or top of a tooth. However, with modern advances in dental fillings, this isn’t always the case anymore. With advances in the technology and materials used for dental fillings, in many cases, a filling is nearly indistinguishable from your natural dental surface and can last for years without needing replacement or repairs. But what are dental fillings, and when are they necessary? Dentists use dental fillings in cases where the enamel…

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

By | Oral Health

Sleep apnea is the name of a condition where a person experiences irregular breathing while they are asleep. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, including nasal passage size and other oxygen-intake related issues. However, since the condition itself happens while they are asleep, most sleep apnea sufferers aren’t aware of their own symptoms. That is why it is important to pay attention to the warning signs of sleep apnea that you or a loved one can see. 1. Snoring While snoring isn’t a surefire sign of…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

By | Uncategorized

Everyone has been told by their dentist at least once in their life that they need to floss more. While flossing can seem like an annoying added step in your dental hygiene routine, it can help prevent a whole list of dental issues from cavities to gum disease. But did you know there are easier, more fun ways to floss your teeth than the standard dental floss? Waterpik is the latest in flossing technology. Using a thin stream of water to clean between your teeth, you can get a fresh,…

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Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

By | Oral Health

Here at Crossland Dental Associates, we know how frustrating bad breath can be. Whether you’re on your way to a job interview or about to go on a date with your sweetheart, bad breath has a way of sneaking up on you. Here are some ways to head off halitosis before it ruins your day. What is Halitosis? Halitosis, or bad breath, is most often caused by a wide range of factors. From an oral health perspective, most cases of halitosis happen due to the decay of food products that…

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