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Safety First: What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry

June 14, 2024

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Patient looking nervous before getting cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has the power to transform smiles and boost confidence. From teeth whitening to veneers, these procedures can enhance the appearance of your teeth and give you a radiant smile. However, many patients are skeptical when it comes to the procedures themselves. Read on to explore common cosmetic procedures and see how your dentist ensures they’re perfectly safe.


Untreated Sleep Apnea: Can It Be Fatal?

May 14, 2024

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man lying awake with untreated sleep apnea

More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a disorder that causes frequent breathing disruptions during sleep. Shockingly, research shows that up to 80% of people with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. Many patients dismiss the symptoms as being too minor for intervention. Unfortunately, snoring and restless nights are just the beginning. Without treatment, this disorder can pose potentially life-threatening risks. Read on to learn why addressing your symptoms is crucial for your health and well-being.


Relearning the Basics: 4 Tips for Eating with Dentures

April 2, 2024

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Woman wearing white holding a full set of dentures in her hand

Dentures are a tried-and-true way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss that remains popular today. Not only do they boost your confidence by enhancing your appearance, but they also restore your quality of daily life by allowing you to speak and eat more like you used to.

If you’re new to dentures, though, you may need to be patient with yourself until your mouth adjusts to wearing them. In many cases, it takes about a month for your tongue and the muscles in your mouth to relearn basic tasks with them in place. If you’re feeling frustrated about the wait, keep reading for 4 helpful tips that can help you learn to eat with your artificial teeth!


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

Filed under: Uncategorized — fresnofamilydental @ 12:34 pm
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.

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