Let’s talk about snoring and sleep apnea

Sleep apnea and snoring: how to treat it

Proper sleep and breathing is on the forefront of medical research. While there is much more to learn, it is now widely accepted that there are many important biological processes that occur during healthy sleep, such as:

Dark spots on lips: 13 causes, home remedies, and treatments

Causes and treatments for dark spots on the lip

Have you ever noticed something on your lip that you swear wasn’t there yesterday? A dark spot on your lip can be concerning and might even make you feel a bit self-conscious. Here are thirteen potential causes of dark spots on the lips.  What causes black spots on the lips?  Various factors can cause black […]

How is oral health connected to overall wellness?

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Do you ever put off going to the dentist because you don’t think maintaining your oral health is that important?  You may be surprised at the close connection between oral health and overall health and wellness. It is common knowledge that visiting the dentist regularly and keeping your oral health in check is necessary to […]

Impacted wisdom teeth: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

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Many people have heard of one or more teeth being “impacted,” especially when it comes to wisdom teeth in young adults. These teeth linger below the surface of your gums, and they are intended to emerge from the gum tissue.But, for one reason or another, they can’t. 

Read on learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for impacted teeth.

How vaping can impact your oral health

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Vaping is safer than smoking, so now people can light up whenever they like, right? Lots of young people have been jumping on the vaping bandwagon, believing it’s a safe way to enjoy a good smoke. In 2017, 11.7% of high school students used e-cigarettes. Just two years later in 2019, that number had jumped […]

Mountain Dew mouth: Learn more about tooth decay from high sugar sodas

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DISCLAIMER: Mountain Dew mouth is a symptom of a larger socio-economic issue that has disproportionately affects populations in the Appalachian region of the United States.   Access to affordable dental care and education on the effects of soda consumption are ongoing issues in this region. This article seeks to not only educate patients on the effects […]

Waking up with dry mouth? Causes, treatment, and home remedies

Waking up with dry mouth causes and treatment

Do you find yourself constantly waking up with a dry mouth? You are suffering from xerostomia.  Don’t worry, that strange word doesn’t represent some obscure condition that has no known cure. It simply is the medical term for dry mouth. And there are several home remedies and medical interventions you can use to help prevent […]