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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

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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.


Why It’s Best to Steer Clear of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

May 3, 2023

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clear aligner lying on a table

Invisalign aligners have become incredibly popular with patients who are looking to straighten their teeth, and when you see everything that they have to offer, it’s easy to understand why. Invisalign aligners can straighten your teeth comfortably, discreetly, and often faster than traditional braces can.

In response to the demand for convenient orthodontic treatment, many companies have begun to offer mail-order clear aligners. However, these aligners come with risks that Invisalign does not. If you’ve been considering mail-order aligners, here are some dangers that are associated with that style of treatment.


How to Keep Your Dental Implants in Good Condition

April 5, 2023

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3-D model of a dental implant

Dental implants can allow you to do all kinds of things with your life. If you’ve been missing teeth for a while, these implants can allow you to eat, smile, and talk better than you may have been able to for a very long time.

While your dental implants are supporting you, there are things that you can do to support them. Here are some lifestyle choices you can make to ensure that your dental implants stick around.


How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?

March 2, 2023

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a woman asleep

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.


Can a Gap Between My Two Front Teeth Be Treated?

March 1, 2023

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a closeup of a smile with a diastema

Your smile is the first feature that strangers will notice about you—so if you’re suffering from an aesthetic issue such as a gap between your two front teeth, you’re probably wondering if there’s anything that can be done about it. These issues, referred to as diastemas, might not always seem serious, but there’s no doubt that being affected by one can make you feel insecure or embarrassed about your grin. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist in Fresno can help you out! Keep reading to learn more.


The Link Between ADHD & Sleep Apnea

February 6, 2023

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person with sleep apnea sleeping with mouth open

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.

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