Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is characterized as multiple episodes of interrupted breathing while sleeping. When laying down the child’s soft tissues near the back of the throat partially close off the airway making it impossible for them to get proper airflow. A … Continued

How Exactly Does Sugar Affect Teeth?

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Everyone knows that sugar affects teeth. Eating candy and other sweets can cause cavities. Did you know, though, that pretzels and crackers can also cause cavities? Carbohydrates break down into sugar as well, and the bacteria in our mouths eat … Continued

Can You Fix A Cavity Without Drilling?

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Drill-free cavity treatment? There has recently been a lot of buzz around a treatment where cavities can be stopped in their tracks without ever having to pick up a dental drill! This treatment uses an antimicrobial material called silver diamine … Continued

Radiographs: Why They are Required

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What are Radiographs? Radiographs are a more official way of saying using x-ray light to view what is inside something, more commonly known as simply “x-rays.” Radiographs play an important role in preventive dentistry. By identifying early caries formations and … Continued

Taking Care of Sensitive Teeth

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The feeling of sensitivity comes from contact with the dentin that encapsulates the tooth. Enamel is there to protect the dentin. However, when enamel is worn away, food and drink may brush up against the exposed dentin and cause the … Continued