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5 Sleep Apnea Myths That You Shouldn’t Believe

August 13, 2023

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Clipboard with words “sleep apnea” written on it

It’s estimated that out of the millions of people with sleep apnea in the United States, as many as four out of five remain undiagnosed. If you want to give yourself the best chance of having your sleep apnea caught and treated as soon as possible, you need to make sure that you’re properly informed about the disorder. Below are the facts behind 5 all-too-common sleep apnea myths.


Fact-Busting 5 Myths About BOTOX

July 2, 2023

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Myths and facts under torn paperBOTOX ranks among the most popular cosmetic procedures year after year. It’s a minimally invasive solution to restore a youthful appearance by treating wrinkles and fine lines. However, there’s a lot of misinformation about the injections. Don’t let rumors stand in the way of looking and feeling your best. Here are the facts you need behind 5 common BOTOX myths.


Is Sugar That Bad for Your Teeth?

June 22, 2023

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A spoon scooping up a pile of sugar

You’ve likely heard sugar isn’t great for teeth and gums. That’s only natural – everyone from friends and family to neighbors has likely said so. Still, perhaps you don’t know how sugar impacts oral health. Just because you know *that* it’s bad for your smile doesn’t mean you know *why*. Luckily, your local Loveland dentist can help your situation. To that end, here’s a summary of sugar’s oral health effects and tips for fighting against them.


Great Ways to Get Rid of Coffee Breath

May 18, 2023

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A man suffering from bad coffee breath

If you’re a coffee drinker, you may see nothing wrong with the habit. After all, a cup of java is tasty and perks you up for work. Still, coffee does have a notable downside: drinking it can cause bad breath. Fortunately, though, ways exist to remove and prevent this effect. As for what they are, let your Loveland dentist explain. Read on to learn what causes coffee breath, how to remove it, and tips on preventing it.


5 Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures

April 5, 2023

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dentist holding dentures

Knowing when it’s time to replace your dentures is essential for maintaining optimal oral health and functionality. Whether you currently wear dentures or are considering them as a tooth replacement option, understanding these signs will help you ensure a comfortable and effective denture experience. So, keep reading as we dive in and learn more about when and why denture replacement is necessary.


How Long Will It Take to Complete Your Smile with Dentures?

March 6, 2023

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a man enjoying his complete smile with dentures

Having an incomplete smile has wide-ranging effects on your life. It’s difficult to eat a variety of foods and even speak clearly. Additionally, it can negatively impact your self-confidence, making you shy away from engaging with others. Fortunately, getting dentures is a safe, effective, and cost-effective way to solve all these issues! You may feel very eager to get the process started and wonder how long it will take to finally have a full set of pearly whites again. Read on to learn the length of time you can expect for each stage of getting your new grin!


Will Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?

February 6, 2023

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patient holding dental implant model

Dental implants are small screws that replace the roots of missing teeth. Though they can be made from zirconia, titanium is usually the material of choice. This is because titanium is biocompatible, which means that it can fuse with the jawbone to create a strong, long-lasting bond. Since implants are made from metal, you may be wondering if they will set off metal detectors. Continue reading to learn if people with dental implants need to worry about setting off metal detectors.


Will My Family History of Bad Teeth Continue With Me?

January 20, 2023

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woman hiding her smile

When looking at family photos from years or even decades ago, do you notice that your aunts, uncles, mom, dad, and even grandparents had “bad teeth” early on? Do you suddenly fear that your smile will take on these traits? Is it true that bad teeth can run in the family? The only way to find out the answer is to hear from a qualified dentist who can better explain what can happen and what you can do to reduce your risk.   


Dental Implants: Where Did They Come From?

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — geromeandpatrice @ 8:59 pm
plastic model of a dental implant

As you may know, dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option. Not only do they look and feel great, but they’re the only way of replacing a missing tooth that can prevent the bone loss you’re likely to see with dentures and bridges.

However, it’s taken a lot of work to get dental implants to be as good as they are. If you want to know more, here’s a little bit of the incredible history of this dental treatment.         


4 Reasons Why Drinking Water is Wonderful for Your Oral Health

December 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — geromeandpatrice @ 6:34 pm
a woman smiling and holding a glass of water

Wondrous water! It is the most essential liquid on Earth. As a matter of fact, around 60% of your body is made up of water. Therefore, it only makes sense that staying hydrated is critical in keeping it in top condition. But did you know water also greatly benefits your oral health, too? Read on to learn four reasons why staying hydrated helps prevent dental issues and keeps your smile healthy!

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