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4 Foods to Avoid If You Have Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2022

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Barbequed foods on tableA balanced diet consisting of nutritious foods supports your physical and mental health, but it’s not always easy to eat healthily. Whether catching a bite to eat with friends or stopping by a drive-thru after a long trip, an occasional day of indulgence won’t have lasting effects on your health or waistline; however, unhealthy foods can worsen your sleep apnea symptoms. Here are 4 foods you want to avoid if you have sleep apnea.

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3 Myths About Alcohol’s Effect on your Teeth

November 15, 2022

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Woman holding a glass of red wine covering her mouth

Plenty of people like to cut loose with a drink or two, so they naturally tend to believe flattering things about alcohol’s impact on oral health. However, it’s important to know the truth about what these drinks can do to your teeth so that you can prevent their negative effects. In that spirit, here are 3 myths about alcohol and oral health, along with the reasons why they aren’t what they seem.

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6 Tips to Avoid Dental Problems This Halloween

October 5, 2022

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Bucket of Halloween candy

Halloween will be here before you know it. As you are putting the finishing touches on your kids’ costumes, putting up decorations, and getting ready for heaps of candy, it is a good idea to be mindful of oral health this spooky season. As fun as this holiday is, it doesn’t have the best effect on teeth. However, you don’t need to cut out any activities this year due to concerns over your family’s smiles. Here are some Halloween tips to prevent dental emergencies.

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Guide to Common Dental Instruments

September 19, 2022

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Dental instruments on trayWhen you step into a dental office, the sights, smells, and instruments may make you a little uneasy, but there’s no reason to worry. Although some instruments can make your palms sweat, they are crucial for the quality of care you receive. You don’t have to feel anxious when it’s time to visit your dentist. Here’s a list of the most common dental instruments your dentist will use. You’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on during your appointment to calm your nerves. 

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Vitamin K2: How It Impacts Jawbone Density & Oral Health

August 25, 2022

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whole seasoned and cooked chicken on cutting board

When it comes to maintaining excellent oral health, having a well-balanced diet plays a key role. For example, consuming foods and beverages that contain phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and strong. There is also research that suggests that vitamin K2 is beneficial to your oral health and can be particularly beneficial to your jawbone. Read on to learn how vitamin K2 can help you maintain jawbone density.

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