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Treating Sleeping Disorders Through Dentistry

There are many types of sleeping disorders affecting the quality of life of more than 20 million Americans and quite possibly shortening their lives. One of the areas of sleep disorders is obstructive sleep apnea. It is a very common and potentially life-threatening medical disorder that prevents airflow during sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when tissue […]

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Flossing Through the Holidays

The holiday season is often associated with festive meals and sticky foods. And, even though there’s been some discussion about the need for flossing, the American Dental Association (ADA) continues to recommend cleaning between your teeth once a day. Floss and other interdental cleaners get in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque […]

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What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?

Antibiotics usually are used to treat bacterial infections. Sometimes, though, dentists or physicians suggest taking antibiotics before treatment to decrease the chance of infection. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. During some dental treatments, bacteria from the mouth enter the bloodstream. In most people, the immune system kills these bacteria. There is concern, though, that in […]

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