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4 Tips on How to Best Care for Your Dentures

October 14, 2022

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woman holding dentures

Humans have been using false teeth for thousands of years. The earliest crude form of dentures dates to 700 B.C. They were made by the Etruscans who used ivory as a base and hand-carved animal bones for the teeth. Thanks to technology, current dentures are incredibly lifelike, durable, and comfortable. But they still require care so you can maintain excellent oral health and help them to last as long as possible. Here are four tips on how to best care for your dentures so you can get the most out of our smile!

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Can You Die from Untreated Sleep Apnea?

September 14, 2022

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Comparison of normal and sleep apnea airwaysDid you know that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a disorder that causes frequent breathing disruptions? However, research has found up to 80% of people with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) aren’t diagnosed. Many people have signs of the disorder but don’t think it’s too concerning. Unfortunately, snoring and a bad night’s rest aren’t the only concerns. You can be at risk of life-threatening dangers with no intervention. If you’ve been ignoring your symptoms, here’s why your life might depend on getting the right treatment.

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5 Complications of Slipping Dentures

September 12, 2022

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Older woman at appointment for denturesNew technologies and materials allow dentures to closely look and feel natural. They’ll fit your mouth like a glove using suction to stay in place. However, it’s normal for dentures to slip over the years because your mouth changes shape naturally. Without routine adjustments, your dentures can irritate your soft tissues, slip, or they may even fall out, but those aren’t the only concerns. Here are 5 risks of ill-fitting dentures.

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Can a Sleep Diary Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

August 25, 2022

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woman writing in sleep diary

Feeling tired even after getting a full night of sleep? Having difficulty concentrating throughout the day? If your quality of rest constantly feels like it’s not enough, you may have a sleep disorder. The first thing you should do is schedule a visit with your primary care physician or sleep specialist to discuss your symptoms. In preparation for your appointment, you can keep a sleep diary to help figure out why you’re having trouble sleeping. Below, you’ll learn how this journal can give you and your doctor valuable insight that can help diagnose sleep apnea.

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Busting 5 Common Myths About Dentures

August 10, 2022

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dentist holding dentures

Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance – it can affect your overall quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with gaps in your smile for the rest of your life! Dentures are a great tooth-replacement option that allows you to enjoy a complete and fully functioning grin once again. Although they’re a common restorative solution, there are still several misconceptions about them. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some of the most well-known myths and set the record straight.

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Tips for Sleeping Better During the Summertime

July 1, 2022

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Woman sleeping at nighttime.

Is it tough for you to get a good night’s sleep, especially now that it’s the summertime? You’re not alone—many people suffer from sleep disruption due to conditions like sleep apnea, but there are actually several other factors that can cause you to miss out on much-needed rest, and many of them are specific to the summer months. Here’s more from your sleep dentist about how the summertime can actually affect the quality of your rest, along with some tips for helping you get back to bed.

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5 Health Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea

June 2, 2022

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Clipboard with sleep apnea written down.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go undiagnosed! But your ability to rest isn’t the only thing that’s at risk because of this condition; if left untreated, sleep apnea can actually lead to some serious health concerns. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the consequences that untreated sleep apnea can have on your overall health.

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4 Dangers of Mail-Order Aligners

May 28, 2022

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Dentist holding clear alignerBrackets and wires aren’t the only method to correct bite and alignment problems. 5 million Americans have turned to clear aligners over the last 2 decades, which is about 15% of orthodontic appliances on the market. Previously, visiting a dentist was the only way to benefit from Invisalign. Today, there are a variety of manufacturers on the market. You don’t even have to leave your home. While mail-order aligners are convenient, they can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums, like tooth loss. Here are 4 dangers you need to know about trending at-home orthodontics.

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6 Ways to Manage Discomfort with Clear Aligners

April 8, 2022

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woman holding clear aligners in Fargo

Do you wish you can have straighter teeth? If so, you’ve probably considered getting clear aligners for a quicker and more discreet process. After around 12 to 18 months, you’ll be able to enjoy your perfectly aligned smile! However, it’s common to experience some mild discomfort during the treatment, especially when you’re getting used to how they feel. Read on to learn six ways you can minimize this while wearing your clear aligners.

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What Are Tips to Care for SureSmile Aligners?

March 4, 2022

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These days, traditional braces are not the only solution to align your teeth. SureSmile is a modern orthodontic treatment that can quickly and discreetly straighten your smile. Each removable, clear, plastic tray is worn for a predetermined amount of time, gradually shifting your teeth. Although you will only wear each set for a short period, you need to care for them properly to assure optimal results. Read on for tips from your dentist in Fargo on how to maintain your clear aligners.

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