Dr. Reintjes' Blog
How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?
March 2, 2023
Adequate rest is often a luxury for most people. Busy schedules, taking kids to school, helping them with homework, completing projects for work, and trying to fix dinner are all things that can keep you from embracing the joy of a restful night’s sleep. Since March 12-18, 2023 is National Sleep Awareness Week, a sleep dentist is here to share what signs you need to look for that might point to problems with sleep apnea as well as what you can do to seek help.(more…)
The Link Between ADHD & Sleep Apnea
February 6, 2023
Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is usually first diagnosed in childhood. It often lasts into adulthood and may cause people who have it to have trouble with paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or being overly active. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you constantly stop and start breathing. Though further research is needed to find the exact link between ADHD and sleep apnea, these conditions have a surprising relationship. Keep reading to learn what it is.(more…)
How to Keep up with Invisalign Over the Holidays
December 6, 2022
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has Black Friday. Do you know what that means? It’s now the holiday season! For the next month or so, people will be shopping for gifts, attending parties, and spending time with friends and family. However, this new busyness can make the little things difficult — including your Invisalign plan in Fresno. As such, your dentist is here to help you keep up with the clear aligners. Read on to learn four great tips for managing Invisalign amid the holiday hustle.(more…)
How Visiting Your Dentist Can Save You Plenty of Money
November 9, 2022
Are you diligent about brushing and flossing? Even if that’s the case, you need to visit your dentist regularly to maintain a healthy smile. These routine appointments are essential to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. If you’re feeling a pinch in your wallet, you may be tempted to put off these visits in an effort to save a few bucks. However, you can save plenty of money by seeing your dentist in Fresno every six months – here’s how.(more…)
What Are Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants?
November 4, 2022
Each year as you gather with family and friends to relax during the holidays, it’s a wonderful time to be thankful for the good things in your life. Anyone who has ever suffered from tooth loss and looked to dental implants for help understands that these miracles of modern dentistry can get you back on track in more ways than one. Keep reading to learn reasons why people who have dental implants in Fresno are thankful for them and what they can do for you from your dentist.(more…)
4 Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws & How to Correct Them
October 10, 2022
Do you typically hide your smile whenever you laugh or take a selfie? Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look? If so, then cosmetic dentistry may be the ideal solution for you. However, you might be wondering what kinds of problems these treatments usually address. Read on to learn four common cosmetic dental flaws and the procedures used to correct them!(more…)
Can Drinking Alcohol Impact My Sleep Apnea?
September 4, 2022
If you wake up most mornings feeling exhausted, sluggish, and desperate to fall back asleep, there’s a reasonable chance that you’re suffering from sleep apnea; after all, millions of US adults lose out on sleep every night because of the condition. But did you know that drinking alcohol right before bedtime can actually make your sleep apnea worse? Here’s more from your dentist in Fresno about this link and some tips for falling asleep without relying on a nightcap.(more…)
Five Serious Health Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea
September 2, 2022
Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea—and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But your ability to rest isn’t the only thing that’s negatively impacted by the condition; if left unaddressed, sleep apnea can actually lead to some pretty serious health concerns! Here’s more from your dentist in Fresno about five serious health consequences that can result from untreated sleep apnea.(more…)
What Should I Expect at My Dental Implant Consultation?
August 25, 2022
Even if you’re eager, you shouldn’t get dental implants on short notice. You need to know whether you’re a good candidate for treatment first! As such, you must consult your dentist before making any final commitment. Doing so will help you confirm if implants really are right for you. That said, what should you expect from a dental implant consultation? Well, your Fresno dentist can answer that question. Read on to learn four things that’ll happen during the consultation visit.(more…)
After Tooth Extraction, When Can You Get a Dental Implant?
August 19, 2022
When you get a tooth pulled, you tend to feel a bit iffy about your smile. After all, the extraction creates a space that doesn’t blend with your other teeth! Most patients would want a replacement tooth as soon as possible. Still, how long should you wait post-removal to get a dental implant? Well, your Fresno dentist is here with the answer. Learn the wait-time for dental implants after tooth extraction and the benefits of treatment in this article.(more…)