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How To Prevent White Spots On Your Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

How To Prevent White Spots On Your Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Getting braces is a big deal – and a big milestone in anyone’s life….

Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Diagnose Osteoarthritis Of The Temporomandibular Joint

Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Diagnose Osteoarthritis Of The Temporomandibular Joint

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our daily lives is becoming undeniable. From…

Autism Could Increase The Risk Of TMJ Dysfunction

Autism Could Increase The Risk Of TMJ Dysfunction

For millions of parents around the world, the side effects of autism are all…

The Link Between OSA And Vitamin D

The Link Between OSA And Vitamin D

We all know the importance of getting the correct amount of vitamins and minerals…

Treating Gestational Sleep Apnea

Treating Gestational Sleep Apnea

Your body goes through many changes when you’re pregnant. Many of them are temporary…

Choosing The Right White For Your Veneers

Choosing The Right White For Your Veneers

It’s pretty safe to say we all want pretty, gleaming, white teeth. But when…

New Drug Could Someday Regrow Teeth

New Drug Could Someday Regrow Teeth

Our teeth are one of our most precious commodities. When we take care of…

Menopause And Oral Health

Menopause And Oral Health

As we age, our bodies experience many changes, some of them inevitable. For most…

Protect Your Eyes From Sleep Apnea

Protect Your Eyes From Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, you already know how hard it is to get…

Useful Tips For Reducing Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Pain

Useful Tips For Reducing Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Pain

You’re no stranger to pain if you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ dysfunction)….

Got TMJ Dysfunction? Skip The Needle!

Got TMJ Dysfunction? Skip The Needle!

If you’re at all familiar with the pain and frustration of temporomandibular joint dysfunction,…

What President Biden Can Teach Us About CPAP Therapy

What President Biden Can Teach Us About CPAP Therapy

If you’ve been watching the news, you may have heard a story recently about…

Cosmetic Dentistry Options That Won’t Break The Bank

Cosmetic Dentistry Options That Won’t Break The Bank

It’s pretty safe to say that we all have things about ourselves that we…

Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy Mouth

Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy Mouth

Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. It’s true! Studies have even…

Could This Vitamin Help Reduce Tartar?

Could This Vitamin Help Reduce Tartar?

Sometimes, oral health care can be really frustrating. You brush, you floss, you visit…

The Benefits Of Artificial Sweeteners

The Benefits Of Artificial Sweeteners

Looking for a sweet escape? Interested in just desserts? Most of us crave sugar…

The Dangers Of Snoring

The Dangers Of Snoring

If you’re one of the 45 percent of adults who occasionally snore, or the…

TMJ Dysfunction Could Cause Poor Posture

TMJ Dysfunction Could Cause Poor Posture

How’s your posture? Maybe you were one of those kids who walked around with…

Why Are My Ears Ringing?

Why Are My Ears Ringing?

What’s that ringing sound? Do you suffer from persistent ringing of the ears, even…

How Social Media Can Improve Your Oral Health

How Social Media Can Improve Your Oral Health

With an estimated 4.9 billion (yes billion!) social media uses around the world, it’s…

How To Choose A Dentist

How To Choose A Dentist

We have many choices in life. From what to have for lunch to where…

New Warnings About DIY Dentistry

New Warnings About DIY Dentistry

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: at home dentistry is…

‘Pick’ Something Else To Floss Your Teeth

‘Pick’ Something Else To Floss Your Teeth

You’ve heard it before every time you go to the dentist: have you been…

New Vaping Dangers Revealed

New Vaping Dangers Revealed

You already know the dangers of smoking, but you may not know that vaping…

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction More Common in Teenage Girls

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction More Common in Teenage Girls

When you think of conditions such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (also known as TMJD…

Yoga Poses For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Relief

Yoga Poses For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Relief

We all know exercise does a body good. From improving cardiovascular health to helping…

What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Mean?

What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Mean?

When you hear the term ‘cosmetic dentistry’ what comes to mind? For many people,…

The Benefits of Dental Implants

The Benefits of Dental Implants

When it comes to your smile, there are many benefits. Smiling can convey happiness,…

Sleep Apnea Vs. Insomnia

Sleep Apnea Vs. Insomnia

Apples or oranges. Hot or cold. Sometimes it’s easy to know the difference between…

The Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

The Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects upwards of 26% of the population of the United States, and…

Busting Bacteria Connection Could Prevent Cavities

Busting Bacteria Connection Could Prevent Cavities

Human beings are many things: adventurers, explorers, nurturers, and discoverers, just to name a…

Top Dental Mistakes You Could Be Making

Top Dental Mistakes You Could Be Making

You’ve heard the phrases before: “nobody’s perfect” or “mistakes happen,” but what happens when…

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Vaping

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Vaping

Vaping. It’s becoming a popular pastime, with a full 41 million e-cigarette users worldwide…

New Study Finds More Americans Understand The Benefits Of Proper Oral Health

New Study Finds More Americans Understand The Benefits Of Proper Oral Health

Each year, opinions and knowledge of dental facts changes in the public sphere. That’s…

Warning Signs of Bruxism

Warning Signs of Bruxism

Vaping. It’s becoming a popular pastime, with a full 41 million e-cigarette users worldwide…

PTSD Could Cause TMD

PTSD Could Cause TMD

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes those downs include traumatic events…

OSA and Long COVID Risk

OSA and Long COVID Risk

If you were one of the unfortunate ones who contracted COVID-19 in the past…

New Technology Underway For Sleep Apnea Testing

New Technology Underway For Sleep Apnea Testing

Diagnosing sleep apnea isn’t as easy as it should be, and a team of…

Artificial Intelligence Could Someday Make Dental Crowns

Artificial Intelligence Could Someday Make Dental Crowns

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making headlines everywhere with its innovative methods for completing everyday…

The Many Benefits Of Braces

The Many Benefits Of Braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you may feel insecure about your smile….

OSA May Cause Brain Damage In Teenagers

OSA May Cause Brain Damage In Teenagers

With so many widely-known symptoms and side effects to sleep apnea, it’s natural that…

OSA May Cause Cognitive Decline

OSA May Cause Cognitive Decline

If you have sleep apnea, you likely know that waking up is sometimes hard…

Massage For TMD

Massage For TMD

It’s safe to say that massage feels good to most of us, especially when…

Treating TMD: What Works

Treating TMD: What Works

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you are likely already aware of the…

Oil Pulling Debunked

Oil Pulling Debunked

Trends come and go (remember mall bangs?) but some of them have more staying…

Should You Try Purple Toothpaste?

Should You Try Purple Toothpaste?

It’s safe to say most of us want whiter teeth. After all, when was…

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Many of our habits, such as what we eat and drink and if we…

Quick Questions About Veneers

Quick Questions About Veneers

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry products, there’s a lot of misinformation out there….

Pain Relief Options For TMJD

Pain Relief Options For TMJD

If you are one of the millions of people around the world that suffer…

Using Massage To Treat TMJD

Using Massage To Treat TMJD

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction pain can be among the most frustrating types of pain you…

Invisalign® Funds Research For Cleft Palate Treatment

Invisalign® Funds Research For Cleft Palate Treatment

According to the CDC, here in the United States approximately 1 in 1,700 children…

Invisalign® Could Use AI To Improve Treatment

Invisalign® Could Use AI To Improve Treatment

Back in 1999, orthodontic treatment had a breakthrough that has since quite literally changed…

Why Snoring Is A Sleep Apnea Red Flag

Why Snoring Is A Sleep Apnea Red Flag

If you’re like some of us, you may know someone with sleep apnea, or…

The OSA / Bone Density Link

The OSA / Bone Density Link

Sufferers of sleep apnea already have a list of challenges and odds stacked against…

Should You Brush Before Or After Breakfast?

Should You Brush Before Or After Breakfast?

When do you brush your teeth? If you’re listening to Dr. Abelar, it’s at…

One To Watch: Dental Digest

One To Watch: Dental Digest

If you are one of the 1 billion TikTok users around the globe (the…

Tap Water May Be Unsafe For Cleaning CPAP Machines

Tap Water May Be Unsafe For Cleaning CPAP Machines

We all lead busy lives, and it can be difficult to keep up with…

Sleep Apnea and Bone Density

Sleep Apnea and Bone Density

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you likely know that it…

Is The Plastic In Invisalign® Safe?

Is The Plastic In Invisalign® Safe?

We get it. If you’re like many of us, you care what you put…

Protecting Brain Health Through Oral Health

Protecting Brain Health Through Oral Health

When you don’t properly care for your teeth, of course it affects many things,…

More Warnings About Braces By Mail

More Warnings About Braces By Mail

The quest for a healthier, straighter smile is one that has been around for…

Lessons From Children’s Dental Month

Lessons From Children’s Dental Month

This Children’s Dental Month, the American Dental Association shared that childhood cavities are 100…

What is Mewing and Should You Try It?

What is Mewing and Should You Try It?

If you’re one of the 1 billion (yes, you read that correctly) people around…

How Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Your Oral Health

How Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Your Oral Health

Do you find yourself struggling with frequent jaw pain that affects your daily (and…

What Can Invisalign® Correct?

What Can Invisalign® Correct?

If you’re at all familiar with orthodontics these days, you’ve likely heard of a…

Dental Health and Mental Health

Dental Health and Mental Health

The stigma surrounding mental health in America is still very prevalent in some communities….

Are Invisalign® Aligners Painful?

Are Invisalign® Aligners Painful?

When it comes to having a new dental procedure done, it’s pretty common to…

What Does That Dental Specialist Do?

What Does That Dental Specialist Do?

Dentistry is a big field. There are so many specialties that fit under the…

Three Top Celebrity Tooth Trends

Three Top Celebrity Tooth Trends

Do you follow celebrity fashion trends? It can sometimes be hard not to. After…

TMJ Dysfunction Could Be Caused By Psoriatic Arthritis

TMJ Dysfunction Could Be Caused By Psoriatic Arthritis

For the roughly 1.5 million Americans who suffer from psoriatic arthritis, the pain and…

Are Wisdom Teeth Causing My TMJ Dysfunction?

Are Wisdom Teeth Causing My TMJ Dysfunction?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction pain can be just that: a big pain. For those who…

AAP Publishes New Oral Health Recommendations For Kids

AAP Publishes New Oral Health Recommendations For Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure...
How To Avoid Staining Your Teeth This Winter

How To Avoid Staining Your Teeth This Winter

With winter here and cooler nights ahead, what could be better than curling up…

Invisalign® / Roblox Partnership Creates Awareness Of Clear Aligners

Invisalign® / Roblox Partnership Creates Awareness Of Clear Aligners

If you’re a parent or spend any time with kids, it’s likely that you’ve…

Severe COVID could cause OSA

Severe COVID could cause OSA

It’s safe to say it’s been a rough few years for everyone on earth….

Why Should You Get Screened For Sleep Apnea?

Why Should You Get Screened For Sleep Apnea?

As we get older, increasing our screenings for medical issues becomes a way of…

The Connection Between TMD and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

The Connection Between TMD and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

It’s pretty safe to say most of us experience physical pain in some form…

How Stress Could Be Causing Your TMD

How Stress Could Be Causing Your TMD

Stress. It’s something we’ve all dealt with, or will eventually deal with, whether we…

How to Improve Your Health in 2023

How to Improve Your Health in 2023

Are you ready to make 2023 your best year ever? Maybe you want to…

Preventing Tooth Sensitivity During The Holidays

Preventing Tooth Sensitivity During The Holidays

The holidays are a time to rejoice, gather together with friends and family, and…

Telling the Difference Between TMJ and TMJD

Telling the Difference Between TMJ and TMJD

Have you ever heard the acronyms “TMJ” or “TMJD”, but aren’t sure what they…

Is Invisalign® Better For Teens?

Is Invisalign® Better For Teens?

If you have a child who needs orthodontic treatment, it may be difficult or…

Easy Changes For Improving Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Easy Changes For Improving Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Obstructive Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people around the world….

Gummy Smile? Here’s The Fix!

Gummy Smile? Here’s The Fix!

Do you have an excessively gummy smile, with little of your teeth exposed due…

Should You Get Cosmetic Edge Bonding?

Should You Get Cosmetic Edge Bonding?

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your overall health. From the myriad benefits of…

Why Sleep Matters

Why Sleep Matters

Sleep. It’s one of the essential needs in life, along with food, water, and…

The Surprising Dangers of a “Bad Bite”

The Surprising Dangers of a “Bad Bite”

Misaligned teeth are often thought of as just a cosmetic problem, but did you…

Why You Should Try Tongue Scraping

Why You Should Try Tongue Scraping

Meta: You may have heard of tongue scraping but not know exactly what it is. Here’s a handy guide to this oral hygiene practice! You already take great care of your teeth. You brush them twice a day (at least!) for two minutes at a time (minimum!) wi…

What Could Be Causing Those Sleepless Nights?

What Could Be Causing Those Sleepless Nights?

Meta: TMJ Dysfunction could be keeping you up at night. Here’s how to tell if it isSleep is a precious commodity- one which many of us don’t get enough of, and would frequently do anything for. But with all of life’s stressors, gett…

What Can Invisalign® Treat?

What Can Invisalign® Treat?

Meta: You may have heard of Invisalign® aligners- but what do they treat? Here is a comprehensive list of the types of orthodontic issues treated by Invisalign®.The differences between Invisalign® and traditional wire and bracket braces is “clear&…

This App Could Change Invisalign®

This App Could Change Invisalign®

Meta: A new artificial intelligence function on the Invisalign® app may make treatment times shorter and more streamlined.We have apps for everything these days. From relaxation and sleep to games, music, even specialized calculators. But a new app co…

What Is Gestational Sleep Apnea?

What Is Gestational Sleep Apnea?

Meta: What is gestational sleep apnea, and what can you do to treat it?Pregnancy is often a time of great excitement and hope for the future. But while some mothers experience smooth, “easy” pregnancies, others are not so lucky. Pregnanc…

Can This Antidepressant Cure Sleep Apnea?

Can This Antidepressant Cure Sleep Apnea?

Meta: For those looking for a quick fix for sleep apnea, the drug reboxetine may someday be used to treat sleep apnea symptoms.If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, chances are you’d do just about anything to make it go away. Between the …

How To Avoid Sensitivity With Cosmetic Whitening

How To Avoid Sensitivity With Cosmetic Whitening

Meta: Getting your teeth professionally whitened is an exciting experience, but sometimes causes tooth sensitivity. Here’s how to prevent or stop tooth sensitivity following professional teeth whitening. Do you smoke, drink alcohol like red wine, or …

What Are Orthodontic Spacers?

What Are Orthodontic Spacers?

Meta: When embarking on an orthodontic treatment, you may be prescribed spacers. Here’s everything you need to know about what is often a first step in your orthodontic journey. So, you or your child have begun the exciting journey of getting braces!…

Tmj Can Really Cause Migraines

Tmj Can Really Cause Migraines

Meta: The temporomandibular joint of the jaw may be causing those chronic migraine headaches.Sometimes things really are all in our heads. We can easily feel judged by others who aren’t judging us, or swear we saw something move out of the corn…

Tmj & The Weather

Tmj & The Weather

Meta: With the seasons changing and weather fluctuating, you can experience additional pain in your temporomandibular joint if you have TMJ dysfunction.The weather can affect us in many ways. If it’s too hot, we sweat, we’re uncomfortable…

How To Prevent Bad Breath

How To Prevent Bad Breath

Meta: Here’s how you can prevent occasional bad breath. Bad breath strikes all of us at one time or another. Whether we missed a brushing (oops!), are taking a medicine that causes changes to the oral microbiome, or had a particularly strong meal it’…

Should You Choose Invisalign® Or Wire Braces?

Should You Choose Invisalign® Or Wire Braces?

Meta: If you are embarking on orthodontic treatment, here are some considerations to make before deciding on Invisalign® or traditional braces. Are your teeth out of alignment or crooked? Do you have a ‘bad bite’? Are you tired of hiding your smile an…

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reduce Falls

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reduce Falls

Meta: Slipping and falling can be dangerous for seniors, but seniors with sleep apnea can lower their risk of slipping and falling with proper sleep apnea treatmentAs we age, certain things can become more dangerous than they were in our youth. For e…

Sleep Apnea In Kids

Sleep Apnea In Kids

Meta: Sleep apnea is typically thought to be a grown ups condition, but it can affect up to one in five children, too. Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea, is typically thought to be an adult condition. Statistically, the typical sleep apnea pati…

How To Keep Your Teeth White After A Professional Whitening Treatment

How To Keep Your Teeth White After A Professional Whitening Treatment

Meta: If your teeth are stained or discolored, a professional whitening treatment from Dr. Abelar can remove some staining and discoloration. Your “before” teeth may have been discolored and stained, but you just received the ultimate glow up with a …

What Are Veneers?

What Are Veneers?

Meta: Are you looking to correct minor imperfections in your smile? Consider getting veneers from Dr. Martin Abelar Do you suffer from chipped or cracked teeth? Do you have a gap or gaps between teeth that are bothering you? Do you have excessive sta…

Why Invisalign® Is Better Than Braces By Mail

Why Invisalign® Is Better Than Braces By Mail

Meta: Many people think that getting braces by mail is a better alternative to Invisalign®, but here’s why braces by mail is a dangerous idea.We live in a ‘Prime’ kind of world, where we get a lot of packages, and we expect them pret…

5 Benefits Of Invisalign®

5 Benefits Of Invisalign®

Meta: Wondering if you should get Invisalign®? Here are five benefits to getting this innovative orthodontic treatment you may not have considered.Getting braces as an adult isn’t really on many people’s list of things they can’t wai…

Should You Chew Gum For A More Defined Jawline?

Should You Chew Gum For A More Defined Jawline?

Meta: An internet rumor is going around that chewing gum will give you a more defined jawline. But is this the truth?There’s yet another viral trend going around on the internet that promises to make you look and feel better about yourself, but…

Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Tmj Dysfunction?

Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Tmj Dysfunction?

Meta: You may think that TMJ dysfunction and wisdom teeth are related, but here’s why they aren’t.Do you have TMJ dysfunction? If you do, you are likely familiar with the jaw pain, popping and clicking of the jaw, tinnitus, occasional dif…

Veteran Calls For Sleep Apnea Testing For Military Recruits

Veteran Calls For Sleep Apnea Testing For Military Recruits

Meta: A military Veteran is calling for new recruits to have sleep apnea testing before entering the military.After a recent study found that many military officers and truck drivers have undiagnosed sleep apnea that could be causing dangerous or dea…

What Happens At A Sleep Study?

What Happens At A Sleep Study?

Meta: There’s no need to be afraid of a prescribed sleep study.You’re not feeling quite right. You’re tired during the day despite getting what you think is a good night’s sleep. You do wake frequently, but you fall back to sl…

The Most Dangerous Foods And Drinks For Your Teeth

The Most Dangerous Foods And Drinks For Your Teeth

Meta: Here are some of the worst foods for your teeth, as listed by the New York Times.One of the most common questions people have when they have cavities is “what am I doing wrong?” Especially when they take good care of their teeth bet…

What Are Turkey Teeth?

What Are Turkey Teeth?

Meta: A new trend going viral on social media called “Turkey teeth” has dentists concerned.We’ve heard of some weird internet trends before (remember the cinnamon challenge?), but this new trend sounds pretty strange. It’s cal…

Copd And Sleep Apnea

Copd And Sleep Apnea

For the millions of people around the world who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, it can seem like enough of a struggle without the added trouble of chronic obstructive lung disease, or COPD. When both conditions are present, it’s cal…

Does Tmj Cause Tinnitus?

Does Tmj Cause Tinnitus?

If you experience frequent unexplained sounds in your ears such as humming, ringing, or buzzing, you could be suffering from a common condition called tinnitus. While tinnitus has many causes, it is most commonly associated with aging, and becomes mo…

Getting Ready For Fall Photos

Getting Ready For Fall Photos

It’s almost that time of year again! Fall! Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes, oversized scarves, and knee boots and head to that pumpkin patch for your annual family hay ride. But don’t forget – it’s also picture season. In fact, fall may be the most…

How To Care For Invisalign®

How To Care For Invisalign®

If you are getting Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth, here are some tips for caring for your aligners to extend their wear and protecting your teeth.

Cpap Recall? We Can Help!

Cpap Recall? We Can Help!

Believe it or not, it’s been about a staggering two years since many CPAP machines were recalled for containing a dangerous foam product which could cause medical problems if inhaled, and many patients who relied upon those machines are still w…

Should You Get Veneers?

Should You Get Veneers?

For those with damage to their teeth, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution to improving the look and feel of the smile

What Is Tmj Disorder?

What Is Tmj Disorder?

Do you suffer from unexplained jaw pain? Whether it be tightness or soreness in the jaw, a clicking or popping sound when you open the jaw to speak, chew, or breathe, or pain that is worsened by activities like speaking or chewing, you could be suffe…

All About Invisalign®

All About Invisalign®

For adults looking for discreet braces, Invisalign® clear aligners may be the perfect solution

New Study Shows Oral Health Preventative Care Saves Money

New Study Shows Oral Health Preventative Care Saves Money

A new study has found that preventative oral health care saves money overall.It’s safe to say we all like a bargain. From cutting coupons to sales and freebies, if we can save a little, especially these days, it’s a big deal. Pun intende…

Oral Health And Your Student

Oral Health And Your Student

With back to school upon us, it’s important to get your student’s oral health in check! With kids and teens heading back to school, it’s important to start brushing up (pun intended!) on your skills- namely your oral health facts. For example, did yo…

Dental Health And Psoriatic Arthritis

Dental Health And Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a serious condition which could cause or be caused by periodontal disease.If you have psoriasis, you are at an increased risk of developing an illness known as psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis will strike an estimated …

The Connection Between Your Teeth And Overall Health

The Connection Between Your Teeth And Overall Health

There is a strong connection between your oral health and your total overall health. Here’s why that’s important.Our health is probably our most important asset. After all, if we don’t have our health, what do we have? But unfortun…

Sleep Apnea May Increase Symptoms Of Hypertension

Sleep Apnea May Increase Symptoms Of Hypertension

If you have high blood pressure or hypertension, you already know how it can affect your daily life. Unfortunately there’s one more way it could be negatively affecting you, especially if your blood pressure is high enough to require treatment …

5 Tips For A More Restful Night If You Have Sleep Apnea

5 Tips For A More Restful Night If You Have Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea , try these five tips for getting a better night’s sleep If you have obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, you probably already know a restful night’s sleep is a hard thing to come by. What with the breathing issues, and the constan…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea More Prevalent In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnea More Prevalent In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new study has found that children with less severe symptoms of autism spectrum disorder are more likely to be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.A recent study in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology has revealed that chil…

Sleep Apnea Could Be Caused By Obesity

Sleep Apnea Could Be Caused By Obesity

The obesity epidemic is said to be increasing cases of obstructive sleep apnea across the country.Obesity in America is a real problem. In fact, it’s reached such heights that it is now considered an epidemic. Unfortunately, obesity in itself …

Food Insecurity Related To Poor Oral Health In Pregnant Women

Food Insecurity Related To Poor Oral Health In Pregnant Women

General Dentistry Schedule an AppointmentPregnancy is a time of great changes that require extra care to the teeth and gums.Food insecurity is a growing problem here in America and around the world, and unfortunately with soaring food prices, it may …

How Your Mental Health Affects Your Oral Health

How Your Mental Health Affects Your Oral Health

General Dentistry Schedule an AppointmentMental illnesses like depression can affect your oral health, too.Our mental health is an often overlooked component of our overall health. It affects everything from our mood to our ability to function, and p…

What Is Transient Lingual Papillitis?

What Is Transient Lingual Papillitis?

Teeth Cleaning Schedule an AppointmentTransient lingual papillitis or TLP is a condition which affects 50 percent of Americans, but they may not even realize it.It may not exactly be a household name, but the condition transient lingual papillitis af…

Oral Piercings And Your Oral Health

Oral Piercings And Your Oral Health

TMJ Schedule an AppointmentOral piercings are a growing trend that could be detrimental to your oral health.Oral piercings are an accessory that is growing in popularity these days. You or your teen may even already have one. But while this fashion s…

Sleep Apnea And Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea And Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea Schedule an AppointmentA new study has found that weight loss can help reduce the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.For millions of people around the world, “getting healthier” means diet and exercise improvements. By improvin…

Cholesterol And Sleep Apnea

Cholesterol And Sleep Apnea

There are many things that can affect your cholesterol. From your diet to your exercise habits and even if you smoke cigarettes, your cholesterol can often be a direct reflection of your lifestyle choices (though some is affected by genetics). But wh…

Should You Try A Sleep Apnea Diagnosis App?

Should You Try A Sleep Apnea Diagnosis App?

There’s no denying that apps on our smart devices have made our lives a great deal easier. From dog boarding to GPS, if there’s a need for it, there’s generally an app for it. But some apps are more useful than others. One new type …

Check Your Oral Health Before Surgery

Check Your Oral Health Before Surgery

Preparing yourself for a surgical procedure should always include an oral health exam.Preparing for a surgical procedure is an important step in anyone’s healing process. Making sure you have your supplies and prescriptions ready to go prior to…

Sleep Apnea May Prematurely Age You

Sleep Apnea May Prematurely Age You

If you’re like many people, you want to ward off the hands of time and reduce signs of aging. Whether it’s using lotions and potions, plastic surgery, diet and exercise, or other means, Americans spend billions each year trying to stay youthful…

Osa May Cause Joint Pain In Postmenopausal Women

Osa May Cause Joint Pain In Postmenopausal Women

Menopause is a time of big changes to the body. Unfortunately, according to a new study, one of those changes may be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study was published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, and reveale…

Osa May Contribute To Chronic Kidney Disease

Osa May Contribute To Chronic Kidney Disease

A new study has linked obstructive sleep apnea to chronic kidney disease.

Study Finds That Seniors Delayed Dental Care During The Pandemic

Study Finds That Seniors Delayed Dental Care During The Pandemic

A new study has found that senior citizens put off oral health care more than any other type of medical care during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dangers Of Vaping On High Heat

The Dangers Of Vaping On High Heat

Another study has revealed the dangers of vaping with e-cigarettes on high heat on the oral cavity.

The Effects Of Sugary Food And Carbs On The Body

The Effects Of Sugary Food And Carbs On The Body

You are what you eat, as they say. Unfortunately that means if you eat foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, your overall health may be compromised. That’s what a new study has found. The study, which was conducted by the University of Buffalo…

Sleep Apnea Poses Additional Risks In Seniors

Sleep Apnea Poses Additional Risks In Seniors

A new study has found that seniors are at an increased risk of dangerous driving when sleep apnea is present.

Sleep Apnea And Black Men

Sleep Apnea And Black Men

Sleep apnea has been found to cause death more frequently in black men than in other groups.

Oral Health Connected To Heart Health In Older Women

Oral Health Connected To Heart Health In Older Women

Our bodies are an interconnected set of systems that often affect each other in ways we do not yet understand. For example, conditions like sleep apnea can affect conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease – but neither condition is a bre…

Smoking And Your Oral Health

Smoking And Your Oral Health

Smoking cigarettes is dangerous to your oral health, too.

Pandemic Stress And Your Oral Health

Pandemic Stress And Your Oral Health

The pandemic is causing oral health-related stress problems. Here are just a few.

How Depression And Anxiety Can Harm Your Oral Health

How Depression And Anxiety Can Harm Your Oral Health

Depression and anxiety can ruin your oral health. Here’s how.

Dry Mouth Could Be An Alzheimer’S Indicator

Dry Mouth Could Be An Alzheimer’S Indicator

We all get dry mouth from time to time. Whether we’re just parched, taking a medication that dries our mouth out, or mouth-breathing due to snoring or an illness, chances are we will experience the discomfort of dry mouth at least once in our l…

Osa Risk May Increase In Postmenopausal Women

Osa Risk May Increase In Postmenopausal Women

As we get older, we sometimes begin to accept certain things as facts of life. Gray hair, fine lines, and feeling fatigued even after a full-night’s sleep are all things many of us accept as just a normal (albeit frustrating) part of aging. Bu…

Osa Linked To Gerd

Osa Linked To Gerd

A new study has found a connection between GERD and OSA.

Obesity Reduction Psychotherapy May Reduce Osa Symptoms

Obesity Reduction Psychotherapy May Reduce Osa Symptoms

A new study has linked obesity reduction psychotherapy to a reduction in obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.

The Link Between Oral Health And Your Heart

The Link Between Oral Health And Your Heart

Researchers and dentists have discovered a link between oral health and heart health.

Children With Heart Conditions May Have Poor Oral Health

Children With Heart Conditions May Have Poor Oral Health, Too

Children who suffer from heart conditions have been found to have higher instances of poor oral health.

When It Comes To Oral Health

When It Comes To Oral Health, Don’T Forget Your Pet!

Meta: Get the most from your oral health routine with this dental advice!

The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

Along with the joys of pregnancy, there can also be side effects that are cause for concern. Things like gestational diabetes, pregnancy gingivitis, preeclampsia, and now a new study is highlighting the dangers of another pregnancy-related illness: s…

Chewing Sugarless Gum During Pregnancy

Chewing Sugarless Gum During Pregnancy

Meta: Chewing gum during pregnancy may help prevent premature birth.

Sleep Apnea And Childrens’ Weight

Sleep Apnea And Childrens’ Weight

Meta: Your child’s weight could be affecting their sleep apnea.

How Do I Know If My Child Is Brushing Well Enough?

How Do I Know If My Child Is Brushing Well Enough?

Meta: Some quick ways to tell if your child is brushing their teeth well enough to prevent cavities and gingivitis

Happy Children’S Dental Health Month!

Happy Children’S Dental Health Month!

We all know that oral health is important for people of all ages but did you know that it’s especially important for children? In fact, people assume that since their children have baby teeth those teeth aren’t as important to protect bec…

The Importance Of Oral Health In Pregnancy

The Importance Of Oral Health In Pregnancy

Meta: Maintaining your oral health during pregnancy can be important in protecting yourself and your baby.

Easy Ways To Improve Your Oral Health In 2022

Easy Ways To Improve Your Oral Health In 2022

Meta: If one of your resolutions is to get better control of your oral health, here are some tips for getting your mouth in shape in 2022.

The Hidden Dangers Of Toothpicks

The Hidden Dangers Of Toothpicks

It happens to all of us. You’re eating something delicious, minding your own business, and just like that you’ve got a little food stuck between your teeth. But how do you get that food out and restore that beautiful smile? For many of us…

New Study Finds Connection Between Poor Oral Health And Other Illnesses

New Study Finds Connection Between Poor Oral Health And Other Illnesses

You’ve heard it before: poor oral hygiene leads to poor oral health, including cavities and gum disease. But unfortunately, what you may not realize is that it sometimes the damage of poor oral health goes way beyond your mouth. It’s true…

Dental Health And Mental Health

Dental Health And Mental Health

Meta: Your mental health can take a toll on your body – including on your oral health.

The Dangers Of The Social Media Mouth Taping Trend

The Dangers Of The Social Media Mouth Taping Trend

Social media has given us some crazy ideas in recent years. From ridiculous challenges to dangerous medical misinformation, there’s a new trend every week, and some of them are downright bad. Take for example the newest trend: mouth taping.Some…

6 Weight Loss Tips For Improving Sleep Apnea Symptoms

6 Weight Loss Tips For Improving Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Meta: Losing weight can be hard, but these tips can help get you to a healthier weight and improve your sleep apnea symptoms.

6 Things That Worsen Sleep Apnea

6 Things That Worsen Sleep Apnea

Meta: Here are 6 behaviors that worsen sleep apnea symptoms.

Bone Density And Oral Health

Bone Density And Oral Health

Meta: Your oral health condition may affect your bone density

The Connection Between Diabetes And Oral Health

The Connection Between Diabetes And Oral Health

If you’ve heard of diabetes you likely have heard of the struggles many diabetics face to control sugars and stay active and healthy. But another problem many diabetics face that may come as a surprise to those without (and with!) diabetes is t…

Oral Health And Quality Of Life

Oral Health And Quality Of Life

Meta: Diabetes is a serious condition which can affect your oral health, too.

Beyond Snoring: Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea

Beyond Snoring: Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea

Meta: Snoring is a common complaint among those with sleep apnea, but there are other dangerous warning signs you could have this sleep disorder.

Should You Remove Your Tonsils To Stop Snoring

Should You Remove Your Tonsils To Stop Snoring

Meta: Do tonsillectomies really work for reducing snoring caused by sleep apnea?

Sleep Apnea And Genetics

Sleep Apnea And Genetics

Meta: Genetics may determine a role in whether or not we have obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea And Coronary Plaque

Sleep Apnea And Coronary Plaque

Meta: A new study has found a connection between sleep apnea and coronary plaque.

Bariatric Surgery And Sleep Apnea

Bariatric Surgery And Sleep Apnea

Meta: Studies have shown that treating sleep apnea has positive outcomes with bariatric surgery patients

Oral Health News You May Have Missed

Oral Health News You May Have Missed

Not sure what’s going on in the world of oral health? Here are a few stories from around the globe!A recent study has found that older Hispanics do not get the same breadth of oral health care as other ethnic groups, leading to a health crisis …

Are You Getting The Most From Your Oral Health Routine?

Are You Getting The Most From Your Oral Health Routine?

We work hard every day. Naturally, we want to get the most out of every moment. That includes our oral health routine. But how do you know if you’re getting the most out of your oral health when you’re not at the dentist? Here are some tips for maxim…

The Dangers Of Asthma On Your Oral Health

The Dangers Of Asthma On Your Oral Health

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately eight percent of Americans suffer from the condition known as asthma. Asthma occurs when the airways narrow and become swollen or coated in mucous, making it difficult to breathe. Bu…

Oral Health

Oral Health, Covid-19, And Heart Health

Meta: A new study has found a link between COVID-19 severity, heart health, and oral health.

Great Oral Health Is Easier Than You Think!

Great Oral Health Is Easier Than You Think!

It’s normal in life to get frustrated and discouraged – especially when you’re not sure how to care for your oral health. But it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Great oral health starts at home and literally takes less than ten minutes a day – someth…

Sleep Apnea And White Matter Hyperintensities

Sleep Apnea And White Matter Hyperintensities

It sure sounds like a mouthful: white matter hyperintensities. But what are they? White matter hyperintensities are lesions on the brain that could indicate aging of the brain and could be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. These indicators ar…

Diet And Exercise Could Eliminate Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Diet And Exercise Could Eliminate Sleep Apnea Symptoms

A recent study from the School of Arts, Science and Humanities at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil may have some excellent news for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Following a study of 47 people with obstructive sleep apnea (or OS…

Chronic Urticaria And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Chronic Urticaria And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from chronic urticaria or persistent chronic hives, researchers believe you could be at a higher risk for another condition: obstructive sleep apnea. Chronic urticaria can be caused by several things, including physical, autoimmune, al…

Oral Health Care With Braces

Oral Health Care With Braces

Meta: Caring for your teeth and braces doesn’t have to be complicated with these oral hygiene tips.

The Hidden Dangers Of A Tooth Infection

The Hidden Dangers Of A Tooth Infection

Sometimes, we don’t take as great care of our teeth as we should, and sometimes despite our best efforts, we get tooth problems. From cavities to chips and cracks, there is no shortage of tooth ailments. But one particular problem, a tooth infe…

Surprising Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea

Surprising Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea

You probably have heard some of the more common warning signs of the sleep disorder sleep apnea, like snoring, making gasping or choking noises, and waking up repeatedly throughout the night. But did you know that there are many other warning signs t…

These Childhood Illnesses Could Increase Osa Risk In Children

These Childhood Illnesses Could Increase Osa Risk In Children

Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Though most common in adults, it can also affect children. Sleep apnea is defined as the stopping and restarting of breathing during sleep. This is m…

These 5 Behaviors Could Worsen Sleep Apnea

These 5 Behaviors Could Worsen Sleep Apnea

Each night, millions of Americans suffer from a dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage to the airway during sleep. It occurs because when lying flat, part of the airway closes, caus…

How To Prevent Mask Mouth During The Pandemic

Meta: Combat some of the negative effects of wearing a mask on your oral health.

Oral Care Secrets For Healthier Teeth

Oral Care Secrets For Healthier Teeth

Meta: These oral health secrets will give you healthier, whiter teeth!

Dental Health For The Digital Age

Dental Health For The Digital Age

There’s no denying we live in an increasingly digital age. From 5G to space races and self-driving cars, technology can do wonders. But technology is for everyone, not just a select few- and it can really make our lives easier. Take our oral he…

Great Oral Health May Prevent Stroke

Great Oral Health May Prevent Stroke

An estimated 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. A stroke is an event in which the blood supply to the brain is prevented or reduced, causing oxygen and nutrients to be blocked from entering the brain. While it is not known what exactly causes…

Is Social Media To Blame For Odontophobia?

Is Social Media To Blame For Odontophobia?

It’s called “odontophobia,” or the fear of the dentist, and it’s more common than you might think. In fact, it is estimated that upwards of 70 percent of all adults in the United States have some degree of fear of the dentist!…

Caring For Teeth When School Is In Session

Caring For Teeth When School Is In Session

Meta: Back to school doesn’t have to mean neglecting your child’s oral health. Here’s how you can ensure your child keeps that healthy smile all year long.

Could This Soda Ingredient Be Harming Your Teeth?

Could This Soda Ingredient Be Harming Your Teeth?

If there’s one thing that cools us off and refreshes us on a hot day, it’s a tall, fizzy glass of soda. No matter what you call it (soda, pop, tonic) it’s a pretty popular drink here in America, with 48 percent of adults drinking at least one glass p…

Cavities And Oral Bacteria

Cavities And Oral Bacteria

You brush your teeth regularly, careful to get every tooth. You floss diligently, between every tooth as well. You even rinse with mouthwash to help loosen debris, kill bacteria, and freshen your breath and eat a diet low in sugar and carbohydrates. …

Another Social Media Danger To Oral Health

Another Social Media Danger To Oral Health

Meta: A new social media trend has people risking their teeth to treat them with dangerous DIY methods.

Oral Health Care Is Out Of This World!

Oral Health Care Is Out Of This World!

If you watch the news, you may have noticed there’s a lot going on in space lately, with companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX launching into uncharted territory and captivating our attention. But it’s not just billionaires blasting off…

Periodontitis Could Affect Parkinson’S Disease

Periodontitis Could Affect Parkinson’S Disease

Meta: A South Korean study has found a link between Parkinson’s Disease and Periodontitis.

Plants For Oral Health?

Plants For Oral Health?

Meta: There are many plants and herbs that are beneficial for our oral health.

Tooth Loss And Cognitive Impairment

Tooth Loss And Cognitive Impairment

Meta: There are many plants and herbs that are beneficial for our oral health.

Managing Diabetes Through Oral Health

Managing Diabetes Through Oral Health

A recent study from the Netherlands found that when doctors took the time to intervene in diabetic patients’ oral care habits, the patients reaped the rewards. Doctors across the country were instructed to assist some patients with oral health tips a…

Do We Really Need Toothpaste?

Do We Really Need Toothpaste?

Meta: People are wondering if we really need to brush with toothpaste, or is simply brushing your teeth enough

Tiktok Mouthwash Video Goes Viral

Tiktok Mouthwash Video Goes Viral

Facebook:When is the best time to use mouthwash?Is Mouthwash dangerous?Why mouthwash after brushing may be too lateMouthwash do’s and don’tsEven if you don’t use it, you may have heard of an app called TikTok. TikTok is a viral vide…

Don’T Eat That! Summer Food Alternatives That Are Good For Your Teeth

Don’T Eat That! Summer Food Alternatives That Are Good For Your Teeth

Summer is here, and so too is summer food season. Whether it’s the boardwalk, the barbecue, the carnival or the ice cream truck, summer has no shortage of delectable treats we don’t typically get during the rest of the year- and that’s probably for t…

Cpap Machines Could Cause Dry-Eye

Cpap Machines Could Cause Dry-Eye

Do you use a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea? Do you notice that you have constantly dry eyes, that you are frequently rubbing your eyes, or that your eyes feel uncomfortable, even during the day? You could have a condition called Dry Eye Dise…

Cpap Recall Alert

Cpap Recall Alert

if you use a Royal Phillips Respironics brand CPAP machine, your machine could be part of a massive recall affecting thousands of machines by this manufacturer. The machines are said to have an insulating foam that could cause cancer if inhaled. Say…

Prescription Medications May Cause Oral Health Problems In Younger Adults

Prescription Medications May Cause Oral Health Problems In Younger Adults

If you are a young adult or the guardian of a young adult, there’s an emerging study on the importance of full disclosure when it comes to your medical history you may want to pay attention to.The study was conducted by the Indianapolis, Indian…

New Study Could Help Parkinson’S Patients’ Oral Health

New Study Could Help Parkinson’S Patients’ Oral Health

If you are one of the millions of people worldwide with Parkinson’s Disease, you have likely at some point searched for ways to make life a little easier on yourself and to be more independent. A new study has found that certain steps can help…

Family Oral Health Tips

Family Oral Health Tips

As parents, we know getting kids on board with certain things can be like, well, pulling teeth. Ironically, that includes oral hygiene. After all, flossing and brushing isn’t always the most fun part of the day. But it doesn’t have to be a struggle, …

Surprising Causes Of Periodontitis

Surprising Causes Of Periodontitis

Periodontal disease is a serious oral health condition that affects millions of American adults each year. It’s not only painful and can be unsightly, but it can also cause many more problems throughout the body, including diabetes, heart disease, an…

Why Flossing Is So Important

Why Flossing Is So Important

Let’s be honest here: flossing your teeth isn’t exactly the most fun part of your daily routine. But like eating and breathing, it’s pretty important to our oral and overall health. While many people think they can get by on simply …

Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Children May Increase High Blood Pressure Risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Children May Increase High Blood Pressure Risk

While not as common in teens and children, obstructive sleep apnea is still a problem plaguing at least ten percent of children in the United States. More typically associated with older and obese adults, obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of p…

Sleep Apnea And Heart Disease Are A Dangerous Combination

Sleep Apnea And Heart Disease Are A Dangerous Combination

Obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease can be a deadly combination. That’s because sleep apnea has been found in clinical studies to worsen the already dangerous heart disease, according to the journal of the American Heart Association, Circ…

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Could Change Vision

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Could Change Vision

We often don’t think about our mouths affecting the rest of our bodies. Sure, we use our mouths to eat, which fuels the body, but beyond that, many of us probably don’t realize how closely connected our mouths and oral health are tied together.For ex…

5 Vitamins For Better Oral Health

5 Vitamins For Better Oral Health

There have been a lot of new so-called dental vitamins introduced to the market this year, promising all sorts of things like reduced gum disease symptoms and fewer cavities. Often, these vitamins come at a high cost, and they may not even do anythin…

Should You Splurge On Designer Toothpaste?

Should You Splurge On Designer Toothpaste?

Prestige beauty is a billion-dollar-a-year industry around the world. People want to feel like they’re getting something special, and thus are willing to spend a little more for products they perceive as more luxurious or ‘status.’ With a renewed foc…

The Pesky Problem Of Bad Breath

The Pesky Problem Of Bad Breath

Bad breath. Nobody wants it, and sometimes it can be nearly impossible to tell we have it. That makes treating bad breath especially difficult. But if you do know you have bad breath or suspect you might, then the mystery can revolve around why you h…

Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

You’ve probably already heard of the many foods that are bad for our teeth. Sticky candies, gum with sugar, crunchy, carb-laden foods like potato chips, sugary sodas, and alcohol, just to name a few! But did you know there are foods that are actually…

Oral Health Can Affect Self Esteem

Oral Health Can Affect Self Esteem

Have you ever thought about how our smile and the condition and positioning of our teeth makes an impact on our entire life? It’s true! A less than ideal smile can not just harm your self-esteem and self-confidence, it can cause you many other proble…

The Tmj Dysfunction / Migraine Headache Link

The Tmj Dysfunction / Migraine Headache Link

TMJ dysfunction is a painful condition of the jaw that causes head and neck pain in various forms. Everything from the inability to open and close one’s mouth to tinnitus of the ears and even migraine headaches are common side-effects of TMJ (temporo…

Correcting A Gap Between Teeth

Correcting A Gap Between Teeth

Having a gap between your front teeth can be a negative or a positive attribute, depending on who you ask. For some, they consider their teeth part of their persona, and wouldn’t change their gap for any reason. For others, a gap between the teeth ma…

The Smile Virtual Visit

The Smile Virtual Visit

The Smile Virtual dental consultation allows you to visit the dentist virtually.

All About The Oral Health For Moms Act

All About The Oral Health For Moms Act

New legislation states that pregnant women should take extra care of their teeth and gums.

Good Oral Hygiene May Prevent Heart Infection

Good Oral Hygiene May Prevent Heart Infection

You may no longer need antibiotics prior to certain dental procedures if your heart is in good health

Oral Health May Affect Covid-19 Severity

Oral Health May Affect Covid-19 Severity

A new study has revealed that poor oral health may contribute to dangerous COVID-19 symptoms.

Ada Sees Increase In Stress-Related Dental Woes

Ada Sees Increase In Stress-Related Dental Woes

A recent ADA survey has found that there has been a marked increase in stress-related dental issues since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Viral Tiktok Video Shows Dangers Of Botox To Treat Tmj Dysfunction

Viral Tiktok Video Shows Dangers Of Botox To Treat Tmj Dysfunction

A viral video shows the dangers of using injectables to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Treating Sleep Apnea Could Reduce Alzheimer’S And Dementia Risk

Treating Sleep Apnea Could Reduce Alzheimer’S And Dementia Risk

A new study has found that treating OSA may reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older patients.

Cpap Therapy May Lead To Increased Weight With Poor Compliance

Cpap Therapy May Lead To Increased Weight With Poor Compliance

A new study has found that using CPAP therapy may have negative effects on your BMI.

Cpap Therapy May Not Be As Effective As Initially Thought

Cpap Therapy May Not Be As Effective As Initially Thought

A new study has found that CPAP therapy may not be as effective in the long term as initially thought.

Migraines And Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Migraines And Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Your temporomandibular joint dysfunction could be causing migraine headaches

Oral Health Medicaid Programs Show Improvements In Job Search And Employment

Oral Health Medicaid Programs Show Improvements In Job Search And Employment

A recent study found that job applicants with improved oral health had better employment outcomes once their oral health improved.

The Effects Of Poor Oral Health Over Time

The Effects Of Poor Oral Health Over Time

A new study has found that neglecting your oral health damages your teeth and gums faster than initially thought.

Alcohol Consumption Could Increase Oral Health Problems

Alcohol Consumption Could Increase Oral Health Problems

Consuming alcohol to deal with stress during the pandemic is dangerous to your oral health.

Caring For Oral Health With Parkinson’S Disease

Caring For Oral Health With Parkinson’S Disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease require special oral health care.

Oral Health And Heart Disease

Oral Health And Heart Disease

Doctors have found a link between oral health and heart disease.

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from receiving the oral health care you need.

Covid-19 And Tmj Dysfunction

Covid-19 And Tmj Dysfunction

If you’ve had COVID-19, you could now be suffering from TMJ dysfunction, too.

The Same Day Crown

The Same Day Crown

Same day crowns cut down the time on dental crown procedures.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a comfortable way to eliminate pain and anxiety during your dental visit.

Tongue Tie In Adults

Tongue Tie In Adults

Tongue tie isn’t just an idiom, it’s a medical condition.

Sleep Apnea And Cognitive Function

Sleep Apnea And Cognitive Function

A new study has found that sleep apnea affects cognitive function.

Social Influencers And Veneers

Social Influencers And Veneers

Social influencers are causing a boom in patients wanting veneers.

Psoriasis And Your Oral Health

Psoriasis And Your Oral Health

Your oral health could be making your psoriasis worse.

Why Fashion Braces Are Out Of Style

Why Fashion Braces Are Out Of Style

A new trend has people getting ‘fashion braces’ from untrained professionals, putting their teeth in jeopardy.

New Study Examines Nature Vs. Nurture In Cavities

New Study Examines Nature Vs. Nurture In Cavities

A new study aimed at determining whether teeth are more prone to cavities thanks to genetics has found that genetics probably don’t play as much of a role in the development of dental caries as experts first thought.The study was conducted by the Uni…

Back-To-School Oral Health Packing List

Back-To-School Oral Health Packing List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner and so too is either the most wonderful or most dreaded time of year, depending on who you ask. It’s back-to-school season – time to start thinking about what to send your college kid back to school …

Why Wearing Prescribed Retainers Is So Important

Why Wearing Prescribed Retainers Is So Important

Retainers. Love them or hate them, they serve an important purpose. Yes, they keep your teeth aligned, that we all know. But did you know there are a multitude of other reasons you should continue to wear that retainer, even when you don’t really wan…

Does Botox For Tmj Dysfunction Really Work?

Does Botox For Tmj Dysfunction Really Work?

Many people are turning to Botox to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but does it work?

Easy Ways To Boost Your Family’S Oral Health

Easy Ways To Boost Your Family’S Oral Health

If you’ve resolved to take better care of your family’s oral health in the new year, here are some tips for ensuring your dental health is a priority.

Covid Tongue Could Be A New Coronavirus Symptom

Covid Tongue Could Be A New Coronavirus Symptom

If you’ve resolved to take better care of your family’s oral health in the new year, here are some tips for ensuring your dental health is a priority.

Is Your Stress Causing Jaw Clenching?

Is Your Stress Causing Jaw Clenching?

Unprecedented stress is causing a rise in teeth and jaw clenching. Here’s how to treat this problem.

Sleep Apnea Could Cause Infertility In Men

Sleep Apnea Could Cause Infertility In Men

A new study has found that sleep apnea may cause infertility in men

Sleep Apnea And Truck Drivers: A Dangerous Combination

Sleep Apnea And Truck Drivers: A Dangerous Combination

A new study has found that truck drivers are at risk for sleep apnea, and that could be putting them at higher risks on the road.

February Is National Children’S Dental Health Month

February Is National Children’S Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year’s theme is Water, Nature’s Drink.

The Dental Vitamins Trend

The Dental Vitamins Trend

Dental vitamins are a new trend- but are they worth the investment?

Gum Disease And Ckd

Gum Disease And Ckd

Doctors have further examined the link between CKD and periodontitis and found some ways to reduce your risk of kidney failure.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Here’s what Dr. Abelar’s office is doing to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, and why you should keep your regular dental appointment.

Do You Need Oral Health Vitamins?

Do You Need Oral Health Vitamins?

Oral health vitamins are expensive and could be unnecessary.

Smoking Could Worsen Tmj Dysfunction

Smoking Could Worsen Tmj Dysfunction

If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia you could be worsening your TMJ dysfunction symptoms by smoking cigarettes.

Smart Device May Someday Monitor Sleep

Smart Device May Someday Monitor Sleep

Amazon is developing a new smart device that could someday monitor your sleep and check for sleep apnea.

Why Sugar Hurts

Why Sugar Hurts

Consuming sugar can sometimes cause pain in the teeth. Here’s why.

Things To Avoid Chewing

Things To Avoid Chewing

Here’s a list of a few things you shouldn’t chew on to maintain your oral health

Don’T Trust Viral Videos With Dental Information

Don’T Trust Viral Videos With Dental Information

Watching viral social media videos is a bad source of information about oral health procedures.

Can You Heal A Cavity?

Can You Heal A Cavity?

What are dental cavities, and can you heal them on your own?

Periodontal Disease Could Cause Metabolic Syndrome

Periodontal Disease Could Cause Metabolic Syndrome

Having periodontal disease could increase your risk of having metabolic syndrome, which could contribute to diabetes and heart disease.

More Dental Mysteries Solved

More Dental Mysteries Solved

Answers to a few dental questions you may or may not have realized you have!

Getting Employees To Use Dental Benefits

Getting Employees To Use Dental Benefits

Here are some practical ways to encourage employees to use their dental benefits

All About Gingival Embrasures

All About Gingival Embrasures

What are gingival embrasures, and what can you do to protect yourself from them?

Oral Health And Healthy Pregnancy

Oral Health And Healthy Pregnancy

Here are some tips for maintaining oral health during pregnancy

Brushing Your Teeth Could Help Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus

Brushing Your Teeth Could Help Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus

A new study has found that brushing your teeth and using mouthwash could help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Designer Toothpaste Sales Increasing During Pandemic

Designer Toothpaste Sales Increasing During Pandemic

The designer category of toothpaste is increasing in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are Costly Designer Dental Products Worth The Investment?

Are Costly Designer Dental Products Worth The Investment?

Are expensive new designer toothpastes worth the cost, or do over the counter pastes work just as well?

Why Keeping Dental Insurance Is Important

Why Keeping Dental Insurance Is Important

Why keeping dental insurance during open enrollment is important

Nitrates Can Help Reduce Cavities

Nitrates Can Help Reduce Cavities

A new study has found that the nitrates found in vegetables can help reduce cavities.

Exercise And Massage May Temporarily Ease Tmj Pain

Exercise And Massage May Temporarily Ease Tmj Pain

People suffering from TMJ pain may find relief by trigger point massage and jaw exercises

Regular Medical Screenings Can Help Diagnose Diabetes

Regular Medical Screenings Can Help Diagnose Diabetes

Getting regular eye and dental exams can help pre-screen for diabetes.

New Study Delves Deeper Into Oral Health

New Study Delves Deeper Into Oral Health, Covid-19 Connection

A new study highlights the many ways improper toothbrush use and storage could transmit COVID-19 infection.

Is Ppe Causing Cavities?

Is Ppe Causing Cavities?

Many medical professionals are reporting an increase in cavities from wearing masks all day.

The Truth About Clear Aligners

The Truth About Clear Aligners

By mail clear aligners may seem like a good idea but they can be harmful to your teeth – and your wallet.

Causing Wave Of Oral Health Problems

Causing Wave Of Oral Health Problems

Waiting for the dentist during the pandemic is a bad idea for your teeth.

Types Of Sedation Dentistry

Types Of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Abelar offers several types of sedation dentistry to make your dental procedure go smoothly

Surprising Side Effects Of Tmj Dysfunction

Surprising Side Effects Of Tmj Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction often affects more than just your jaw.

Sugar Sweetened Beverages And Oral Health

Sugar Sweetened Beverages And Oral Health

A recent survey and study highlights the danger of sugar sweetened beverages on the teeth.

New Survey Sees Dental Problems Increasing

New Survey Sees Dental Problems Increasing

A new survey by the American Dental Association finds that dental problems have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Could Covid-19 Cause Tmj Dysfunction?

Could Covid-19 Cause Tmj Dysfunction?

Patients recovering from COVID-19 may experience TMJ dysfunction or bruxism.

Gum Disease Could Worsen Psoriasis

Gum Disease Could Worsen Psoriasis

If you suffer from gum disease and psoriasis, you could be making your psoriasis worse.

New Guidelines For Cleft Palate And Oral Health Released

New Guidelines For Cleft Palate And Oral Health Released

New oral health guidelines have been released for caring for children with cleft palate.

What’S The Real Cost Of Emergency Dentistry In America?

What’S The Real Cost Of Emergency Dentistry In America?

Emergency dentistry costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Here’s why.

Stress

Stress, Coronavirus, And Your Oral Health

These are troubling times, and it’s natural to feel stressed out, but unfortunately stress can take its toll on your oral health.

Cancer And Gum Disease

Cancer And Gum Disease

A new study has linked esophageal and stomach cancer to gum disease.

How Much Toothpaste Should You Use?

How Much Toothpaste Should You Use?

How much toothpaste is too much? Find out how much toothpaste you should be using each time you brush your teeth.

Cold And Flu Season And Your Oral Health

Cold And Flu Season And Your Oral Health

Cold and flu season doesn’t just take a toll on your body, it can be harmful to your mouth

Hormones And Your Gums

Hormones And Your Gums

Your hormones could be to blame for changes in your oral health

Is Soda To Blame For Covid-19?

Is Soda To Blame For Covid-19?

Mexico’s Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell made headlines recently when he attributed COVID-19 to drinking sugary beverages. López-Gatell reasoned that because sugary drinks like soda or fruit juices contribute to obesity, they also may contrib…

Is Soda To Blame For Covid-19?

Is Soda To Blame For Covid-19?

Mexico’s Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell made headlines recently when he attributed COVID-19 to drinking sugary beverages. López-Gatell reasoned that because sugary drinks like soda or fruit juices contribute to obesity, they also may contrib…

Did Your Oral Health Change This Summer

Did Your Oral Health Change This Summer

Wondering if the change in seasons changes our oral health habits, too? We think so, and now a recent survey by Dentavox is revealing some truths about our summer dental habits. Keep reading to learn more about how our dental habits change during the…

Did Your Oral Health Change This Summer

Did Your Oral Health Change This Summer

Wondering if the change in seasons changes our oral health habits, too? We think so, and now a recent survey by Dentavox is revealing some truths about our summer dental habits. Keep reading to learn more about how our dental habits change during the…

Back To School Dental Exams For Kindergarteners

Back To School Dental Exams For Kindergarteners

With school right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about oral health exams for your student.

New Survey Reveals Truths About Holiday Oral Health

New Survey Reveals Truths About Holiday Oral Health

So, why are these holidays so bad for our teeth? Well, for starters, there’s all that candy. Sugar is notoriously bad for our teeth, feeding those nasty bacteria that cause cavities.

Dental Cleanings May Protect Your Heart

Dental Cleanings May Protect Your Heart

A new study has found that maintaining oral health through dental cleanings may reduce your risk of several serious heart conditions.

Pickling Fluid May Reduce Cavities

Pickling Fluid May Reduce Cavities

By eating a diet rich in probiotics, you benefit not just your gut health, but also your oral health, which can help increase good bacteria and fight cavities.

Bad Breath And Your Tonsils

Bad Breath And Your Tonsils

Tonsillitis is an infection of your tonsils that could be causing bad breath.

Oral Bacteria Tougher Than We Thought

Oral Bacteria Tougher Than We Thought

A recent study has revealed that oral bacteria may be harder to get rid of than we initially thought.

Mouthwash Could Help Lower Covid-19 Risk

Mouthwash Could Help Lower Covid-19 Risk

Patients looking for ways to reduce their risk of contracting coronavirus may want to add mouthwash to their oral health routine.

Patients Resorting To Drastic Oral Health Measures In Quarantine

Patients Resorting To Drastic Oral Health Measures In Quarantine

The global COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of people around the world on mandatory and self-imposed quarantine. Unfortunately, while this is keeping people safe and slowing the spread of the coronavirus, business closures are causing some Americans to take drastic measures to get the services they need.

Another Fish Tale?

Another Fish Tale?

A weird fish made headlines for its humanlike teeth, but skeptics think it could be a hoax.

Asthma May Increase Periodontitis Risk

Asthma May Increase Periodontitis Risk

Asthma patients are more likely to suffer from gum disease, and the culprit may actually be dry mouth.

Stroke Risk And Gum Health

Stroke Risk And Gum Health

Patients with gum disease are more likely to suffer from strokes, according to a recent study. But what is the connection?

Now Is The Time To Quit Smoking

Now Is The Time To Quit Smoking

Smokers with coronavirus were more than twice as likely as non-smoker patients with coronavirus to be admitted to the hospital for coronavirus complications.

Oral Bacteria May Worsen Crohn’S Disease Symptoms

Oral Bacteria May Worsen Crohn’S Disease Symptoms

A new research study has found a link between bad bacteria in the mouth and inflammation causing bacteria in the intestines

Abscess Signs And Symptoms

Abscess Signs And Symptoms

With many people enduring long quarantine periods that may be keeping them from getting routine and urgent medical care, there has been a reported rise in oral health infections around the globe. But how do you know if you have an oral infection?

Preventing Gum Disease In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Preventing Gum Disease In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But what if you already have type 2 diabetes without gum disease? Does having one condition automatically mean you will develop the other? Not necessarily, say experts.

Quitting Smoking Could Increase Cavity Risk

Quitting Smoking Could Increase Cavity Risk

Find out why using nicotine lozenges to help quit smoking could potentially cause cavities.

New Study Highlights Effectiveness Of Fluoridated Water

New Study Highlights Effectiveness Of Fluoridated Water

As the debate regarding whether fluoridating water continues, there’s some good news from a study based in New Zealand for those who are proponents of treating public water supplies.

New Treatment Could Someday Prevent Cavities

New Treatment Could Someday Prevent Cavities

Cavities are considered one of the most common health crises in America, with over thirty percent of some age groups suffering from tooth decay and caries of some kind.

Do Masks Cause Cavities?

Do Masks Cause Cavities?

While mask breath is definitely a common issue, is the mask really causing your bad breath? What’s most likely happening is that you’re becoming more aware of pre-existing halitosis because your breath is trapped in your mask, along with your nose, so you are smelling your own bad breath.

How To Treat Jaw Pain

How To Treat Jaw Pain

It can often be difficult to find relief from jaw pain, even with over the counter pain medicines, especially if it is being caused by TMJ disorder.

How We’Re Helping Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

How We’Re Helping Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been instrumental in providing concise guidelines for stopping the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Recently they issued some pointers for dental clinics, and if and when they should see patients.According t…

Softer Is Better When It Comes To Brushing

Softer Is Better When It Comes To Brushing

When we see a stain on tile grout or caked-on food on our dishes, the natural instinct is to scrub at it – the harder, the better. But while this usually helps to remove stains from some hard surfaces, it doesn’t apply to all of them: especially the …