Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common and very serious disorder that happens when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.  Common warning signs include Read More …

A Few Minutes a Day Helps Keep the Drill Away!

Although there has been some recent debate on the benefits of cleaning between your teeth, flossing is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association recommends cleaning between teeth once per day.  In an August 2016 statement The US Department of Health and Human Services said flossing “is an Read More …

Laser Technology in the Dental Office

Dental lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental drills. They are minimally invasive and have multiple uses in practice: Remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for receipt of a filling Reshape gums and tissue Remove tissue samples (also called a biopsy) for examination by a pathologist Speed up Read More …

Do You Suffer from Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, results from inadequate flow of saliva.  Saliva helps protect against tooth decay by washing away food and other debris and neutralizing acids produced by bacteria in your mouth.  Dry mouth is not a disease but a symptom or a medical disorder or a side effect of certain medications.  Left untreated, dry Read More …