Daily Disposition: Am I Suffering from ADHD or Sleep Apnea?

December 19, 2023

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Woman in bed holding her face with her hands with an alarm clock showing it's early a.m.

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that affects millions of people every night and can severely impair their daily quality of life. If your nighttime cycle is interrupted, you’re more likely to experience fatigue, challenges remaining focused, and increased irritability during the day. In many cases, these symptoms overlap with indicators of ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, making it harder to diagnose the actual issue to resolve it. Keep reading to learn more about the connection between ADHD and sleep apnea to help determine what therapy would be most effective for you!

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Dastardly Dental Disasters: 4 Common Emergencies

December 12, 2023

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Red emergency kit next to a big fake tooth

Try though you might, you can never be 100% prepared for an oral emergency because things can happen when you least expect them to. That said, you can avoid putting yourself into risky situations that are known to land people in the dentist’s chair. Understanding what’s considered urgent, and how those things are treated, can help you be prepared should you ever find yourself in such circumstances. Keep reading to learn about 4 typical dental disasters and their possible solutions!

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Why Pull a Tooth When it Doesn’t Hurt?

November 23, 2023

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Dental forceps holding an extracted tooth

Like many, you may think tooth extractions are only done to relieve pain. Fair enough – these procedures are associated with aching teeth. In reality, though, the assumption isn’t valid. There are good reasons to pull a tooth that doesn’t hurt. So, you may need an extraction even when a pearly white is pain-free. Your Bonita Springs dentist will happily tell you more. To that end, here are four reasons why a non-aching tooth might need to be pulled.

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Invisalign & Halloween: 4 Tips to Keep Your Treatment On-Track

October 31, 2023

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an adult eating Halloween candy

Halloween kicks off the holiday season with fun festivities and irresistible sweet treats and candy. If this is your first year experiencing it with Invisalign aligners, you’ll want to take some precautionary measures to make sure you don’t accidentally damage a tray or compromise your oral health. These issues can set back your treatment, making you have to wait even longer to enjoy your straightened smile. Read on for four helpful tips to keep your Invisalign treatment on the right track after Halloween.

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Why Should I Get a Tooth-Colored Filling? Here Are Three Reasons

September 13, 2023

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Woman smiles

Not all fillings are created equal. One day you might look at yourself in the mirror and come to suspect you have a cavity upon examining your teeth. While this is certainly a frustrating thing to find, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Most adults in America have received fillings at some point, and most of them are made of a metal-based substance called amalgam. These days, however, tooth-colored fillings are becoming the more favored form of cavity repair. Here are three reasons why tooth-colored fillings might be the best choice the next time you need your tooth fixed.

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Dentistry 101: The Art of Dental Crown Preparation

August 25, 2023

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A 3D generated model of a dental crown being placed

Dentistry is often referred to as the profession closest to the intersection of art and science. To be successful, your dentist needs years of medical knowledge to perform treatments and artistic talents such as steady hands, an eye for aesthetics and symmetry, and the ability to distinguish shades of the same color.

In the case of dental crowns, much of this knowledge is put to the test.

Continue reading to find out how this treatment works, and how a skilled dentist restores teeth with precision and grace using dental crowns.

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Are Dental Implants Immune to Cavities?

August 11, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Dental implants are regarded as the best way to replace missing teeth because they look and function just like the real thing. A patient can smile at everyone they pass by without anyone realizing that they have dental implants. This might lead some people to ask, since dental implants are so much like real teeth, are they susceptible to cavities? Read on to find out the answer.

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How to Save Yourself From Dental Emergencies This Summer

July 28, 2023

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family playing on the beach in the summer

If you’re going on a trip this summer, you’re giving yourself an excellent opportunity to experience something new or just take a load off. However, you also put yourself at risk for dental emergencies—serious oral health problems that require immediate professional attention.

If you want to prevent dental emergencies from cropping up, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself. Here are some examples.

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Why Do Dentists Need to Take X-rays?

July 5, 2023

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man getting a dental x-ray

If you’ve been to a dental exam any time in the last few decades, you’re probably familiar with dental X-rays and how they’re used. Imaging technology just gets more and more advanced over time, which gives your dentist even more options to diagnose increasingly complicated issues.

However, if you’re someone who is a little bit put off by the idea of X-rays, you may wonder what it is that makes them absolutely necessary. Here’s why it’s so important for your dentist to be able to see what’s going on inside your teeth.

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Can Exercise Relieve Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

June 28, 2023

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two people exercising

Lack of sleep can take its toll on your everyday life. Whether it’s waking up feeling exhausted and moody or forgetting daily tasks, it can seem like a never-ending cycle. When it feels impossible to get the rest you need, you might consider how exercise can reduce sleep apnea symptoms. Find out how increasing your steps and upping your heart rate can make a big difference when it comes to getting the sleep you need.

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