DOING AWAY WITH PERIODONTITIS

If you are concerned about exposure to radiation from dental x-rays, you should know that a routine exam, which includes four  bitewing x-rays, is equivalent to less than one day of natural background radiation or a short plane trip (1-2 hours). By properly shielding patients’ bodies while taking x-rays, the radiation exposure is even lower.

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Advanced Sleep Apnea Treatment

Nighttime snoring is not only annoying, but it may also be indicative of a far more serious problem. “Sleep apnea” is a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing, snorting and choking noises, and instances of shallow breathing. “Obstructive” sleep apnea occurs when muscles at the back of the throat (which support the soft

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A SOLID CHOICE

If you are missing teeth and want the best long-term tooth-replacement option, consider dental implants. This increasingly popular treatment involves the surgical implantation of a titanium post that integrates with the jawbone. Several months after being screwed into place, the implant and bone become so solidly joined together that the implant can accept a prosthetic

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SUGAR-FREE DRINKS DAMAGE TEETH, TOO

While many people believe that sugar-free beverages do not pose a danger to teeth, the fact is sugar-free drinks and confections can be as damaging as their sugary counterparts. It is important to know that, whether or not a drink contains sugar, it is the acid in those drinks that does the damage. Sugar is

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