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Invisalign and Dental Restorations: What You Need to Know

March 8, 2024

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Patient putting in their Invisalign aligners

Are you considering straightening your smile with Invisalign but have dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or veneers? Some patients have reservations about undergoing the treatment because they don’t know how their restorations will interact with the trays. If these concerns are holding you back from a straighter smile, continue reading. You’ll learn all about how dental restorations and Invisalign treatments get along.


Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery: Making Way for New Teeth

February 13, 2024

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Dental implant

Dental implants aren’t the best way to replace missing teeth just because they look, work, and feel exactly like the real thing. They also boast an incredibly high success rate of over 95%! While dental implants are designed to be amazingly durable, beautiful, and stain-resistant, they still require patients to practice some good habits so they can heal properly and last for life. Here’s a brief guide to preparing for dental implant surgery so you can enjoy a speedy recovery and a wonderfully restored smile!


Does Smiling Have Health Benefits?

January 12, 2024

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Lady shows off pretty smile

A beautiful smile can be a wonderful asset in the professional world and the social scene. People who smile often are seen as more friendly, confident, and approachable by others, which makes it easier for them to introduce themselves, win trust, close sales, and make friends. While many people can be shy about smiling because of visible flaws in their teeth, cosmetic dentistry can allow a patient to enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful white smile that they can be proud of. Here are some of the health benefits that come from smiling.


“Heavy” Sleep: How Weighted Blankets Help Sleep Apnea

December 14, 2023

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A woman sleeping with a weighted blanket

As you might know, sleep apnea can ruin a good night’s rest. Its symptoms often keep people from sleeping fully and deeply. That said, a recent social media craze may be of use. Research suggests that weighted blankets help sleep apnea patients. By using them, you could better manage your disorder. Your local Fresno dentist will explain the details. So, here’s a primer on sleep apnea, how weighted blankets relieve it, and other treatment ideas.


6 Smile-Friendly Holiday Foods

November 10, 2023

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Turkey surrounded by other holiday foods

The holidays are a time to share hearty meals with all of your loved ones. But be careful; some foods are better for your family’s smiles than others. If you don’t want to have to make any trips to the dentist once the holidays are over, you may want to make sure that your meals feature foods that are good for the teeth and gums; below are 6 suggestions.


3 Key Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign Treatment

October 26, 2023

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Patient smiling while placing Invisalign aligner in position

With no dietary restrictions, shorter average treatment timelines, and removable aligners, Invisalign is relatively hassle-free – once you get used to life with braces, of course. The good news is that staying on-track with your treatment plan really comes down to a few simple do’s and don’ts, like the below:


4 Healthy Food Groups That Support Dental Implant Health

September 8, 2023

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An active woman with dental implants eating healthy

Chances are, you’ve probably considered a diet at some point in your life. Maybe your doctor told you to change your eating habits for your health. Perhaps you just want to look good in the clothes you wear. Either way, your diet has a purpose and today that should be helping your dental implants last longer.

Continue reading to find healthy suggestions for a diet that will keep your dental implants hardy and hale.


Will My Diet Change If I Get Veneers?

August 15, 2023

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Man sitting at a table eating breakfastIf you’re ready to give your smile a makeover, veneers can be the solution for you. They correct many imperfections at once. You won’t need invasive procedures or require a complex treatment plan. After just two appointments, you’ll enjoy natural-looking results that can last for a decade or longer. Although your veneers will look and feel like your real teeth, your cosmetic dentist will recommend a few diet changes to get the most from your investment.


Link Between Prediabetes and Sleep Apnea

July 21, 2023

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Person pricking finger to test blood sugar levelObstructive sleep apnea is a common condition that causes frequent breathing disruptions throughout the night. Although it’s easy to diagnose, up to 80% of cases are undiagnosed. Pauses in breathing occur while you’re asleep, so you may not be aware they are occurring. However, a variety of other symptoms can occur, like new health issues. Sleep apnea is linked to several metabolic disorders, including diabetes. Here’s how treating sleep apnea can reverse prediabetes, improve your sleep quality, and boost your overall wellness.


Why Do You Have Sores in Your Mouth?

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fresnofamilydental @ 6:43 pm
Pulling down lip to show an open sore

Have you ever had a sore on your gums, your lip, or the inside of your cheeks? It can be a very unpleasant sensation, and it can be made all the worse by not even knowing what caused it in the first place. Knowing the source of the problem can be important for making sure it’s dealt with properly. Below is a brief look from your preventive dentist at what can cause oral sores as well as how they can be treated.

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