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3 Signs of Sleep Apnea and How to Talk to Your Dentist about Them

According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that means you stop breathing for short periods while asleep.

Sometimes these episodes can occur dozens of times during the night, leaving you feeling exhausted and headachy the next day. Sleep apnea can even cause dry mouth, sore throat, and jaw pain. If not treated, sleep apnea also increases your risk for more serious conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

You’re probably wondering how this is related to your dental health. The answer is simple; dentists can prescribe things like mandibular advancement devices to help you breathe better, and they are often ...

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How Sleep Apnea Can Be Affecting Your Quality of Life

No one can argue that a good night’s sleep is crucial for good physical and mental health. But if you are one of the millions of American who are affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you are not getting a good night’s sleep. There is also a good chance you don’t even realize you are suffering from OSA until your sleep partner tells you that your snoring and gasping for breath is keeping him or her from getting a good night’s sleep as well.

OSA is a serious condition that needs to be treated. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, don’t put off treatment. Call our Clarksville, MD practice to ...

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Choosing the right toothpaste

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Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine!

We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best for you. Most people, however, can use any toothpaste that has the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval. This seal means that the toothpaste contains fluoride, has the right amount of abrasiveness (not too little and not too much), and has been shown to be both safe and effective for intended use. If you have any sensitivity to dyes, preservatives, or certain ingredients, opt for a toothpaste that is free of ...

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Do you suffer from Dry Mouth

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We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth.

Below are the top five.

Physiologic:

Sometimes having a dry mouth is just a normal part of life. Temporary anxiety, open-mouthed breathing, mild dehydration, menopause, pregnancy, and decreased saliva due to sleep are all normal causes of dry mouth.

Prescription medication:

Sixty-three percent of the top 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. are known ...

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Tooth Decay

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According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay.
It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.


So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.


• Nothing (in the early stages)

• A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain • Tooth sensitivity

• Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or ...

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Unused benefits

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We’re barreling toward the end of the year, which means it’s time to remind everyone about their flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Odds are, many of you still have some funds left in your FSA. If you are looking for a way to use it and not lose it, we're here to help you! Please don't hesitate to give our clarksville MD dental office a call with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

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Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

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Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your toothpaste and even the local water supply can stop a cavity from penetrating through the enamel and reaching its second stage. Even the saliva in your mouth and the foods you eat help to re-mineralize a tooth in jeopardy. But that’s just the first stage! What about the rest? Understanding how a cavity progresses can ...

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