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Top Tips for Traveling When You Have Sleep Apnea

December 2, 2022

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people traveling with sleep apnea walking in airport with luggage

Whether you are traveling home for the holidays or planning a getaway to celebrate the New Year, it’s important to properly plan before you go. This is especially true if you are impacted by sleep apnea. A common sleep disorder affecting roughly 20 million Americans, sleep apnea symptoms can put a damper on your fun if you’re not careful. Keep reading to discover four tips from a dentist for traveling with sleep apnea.  

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4 Holiday Foods That Can Harm Your Dentures

November 5, 2022

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A set of dentures with a split down the middle

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons. Traveling home to see family, driving store to store to get gifts, and baking your holiday favorites can all be a lot to think about. If you have dentures, trying to figure out which holiday foods you can eat might be too much when you have the rest of that going on. But knowing how to manage your diet is one of the best ways to increase your denture’s lifespan. Not to mention, once you know what to avoid, taking care of your dentures is easy! To take away a bit of the headache, here’s a rundown of some foods you should cut back on this holiday season.

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Use Your Dental Insurance to Control Diabetes

September 24, 2022

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Dental insurance form on deskIf you’re not proactive about controlling your diabetes, your health isn’t the only thing that can suffer. Diabetes can take a toll on your smile, too. The condition increases your risk of gum disease, a preventable infection that occurs from bacteria found in plaque and tartar buildup. Since diabetes can compromise your immune system, you can be at risk of infections. With gum disease linked to various issues, like diabetic complications, a healthy smile is vital for your oral and general health. Don’t worry, here’s how you can maximize your dental insurance to keep gum disease at bay for minimal out-of-pocket expense. 

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4 Reasons to Attend Dental Checkups with Dentures

September 21, 2022

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patient attending dental checkup with dentures

Biannual dental visits are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. These checkups allow you to thoroughly have your teeth cleaned and give your dentist an opportunity to do an exam and identify any oral health problems that need to be treated. If you wear full dentures, you may think attending these visits is no longer important, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading as we discuss four reasons why you should still attend dental checkups with dentures.

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Fact Busting 5 Denture Myths

July 4, 2022

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Myth busting envelop about denturesDentures have been used for generations to replace lost teeth; however, they often have a bad reputation because of various misconceptions. Don’t let common myths about dentures prevent you from rebuilding the beautiful, functional smile you deserve. Here are the facts behind 5 popular rumors about the tried and proven method of treating tooth loss. 

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A Lubbock Dentist’s Guide to Baby Teeth

June 15, 2022

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A baby showing baby teeth

When you first become a parent, it’s tempting to just focus on your baby’s physical health. After all, ensuring they’re eating well, sleeping well, and safe from bodily harm takes a lot of time. However, it would help if you also considered their oral health. Even if they don’t have any teeth now, it’s just a matter of time until they get their first tooth. That said, you may not know what to expect or how to respond to their dental needs. If that’s the case, read this guide to baby teeth to learn how to protect your little one’s budding smile.

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5 Tips for Better Summer Sleep

May 11, 2022

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young woman sleeping during summer

Who doesn’t love summertime? Many people look forward to the sunny season because of all the backyard barbecues, trips to the pool, and adventures that are yet to come. However, it may surprise you to learn that this time of the year can negatively interfere with the quantity and quality of your sleep. The good news is there are many ways to enjoy better-quality shuteye. Read on to learn a few helpful tips!

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4 Easter Candies Bad for Your Teeth

April 14, 2022

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Easter candies bad for oral hygiene

For those who celebrate, Easter can be a magical time. You get to paint colorful eggs, join in choir singing, and celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Perhaps the best-known part of it, though, is when the “Easter Bunny” hops along with baskets full of treats and sweets! Kids and adults alike will munch on these candies when the fateful Sunday arrives. However, keep in mind that these Easter candies aren’t great for oral hygiene. That said, avoid dental issues this Spring by being cautious of these four sweets.

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What Foods Can Easily Chip My Teeth?

March 2, 2022

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Boy tries to bite walnut.

Movies just aren’t the same without popcorn—whether you’re at home on the couch or sitting in a packed theater, you can’t fully enjoy the film you’ve chosen without a big bowl of your favorite buttery snack. However, popcorn and some other foods actually pose a threat to your teeth! If you’re not careful, you could end up with a chipped or cracked tooth that warrants a trip to the dentist’s office. To avoid that, here are some foods that you should give extra consideration.

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Combat Cavities: 3 Snack Hacks for Your Family’s Dental Health

January 2, 2022

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little girl smiling about cavity-causing foods

It’s a beautiful day in Bartlesville, and you’re planning on spending the afternoon at the park with your children. You’re ready to pack some snacks, but as you sort through the pantry, you notice the high sugar levels in foods like fruit snacks, cookies, and crackers. It’s common for parents to feel pressured to purchase common cavity-causing foods for their children due to the family-friendly branding and convenience of certain products. However, easy and healthier options are out there. You can boost your children’s dental health through these 3 healthy snack hacks and promote a cavity-free new year.  

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