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December 13, 2020

Is It Time to Replace Your Toothbrush?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 4:33 pm
old and new toothbrush heads side by side

Your toothbrush is one of your best friends in your battle against gum disease and tooth decay. The twice-daily cleanings it provides help to vanquish harmful plaque and bacteria. Unfortunately, though, your toothbrush will not remain effective indefinitely. Periodically replacing this tool helps you to maintain a clean mouth and protect your oral health. But just when should you buy a new toothbrush? A holistic dentist is here to discuss some indicators that it is time to toss your old one and invest in a new one.

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The Connection Between Oral Health and Your Immune System

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doctor holding “boost your immune system” chalkboard sign

With the outbreak of COVID-19, many people are searching for ideas on how they can fortify their health and reduce their risk of becoming seriously ill. Things like managing your weight and getting proper nutrition can certainly help with that. But did you know that your oral health is also a huge factor in your overall health? A holistic dentist is here to explain how what happens in your mouth can affect your immune system’s ability to keep you well.

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February 23, 2020

5 Outstanding Benefits of Ceramic Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 7:54 pm
woman showing off teeth

Dental implants are regarded as the best tooth replacement option by dental professionals around the globe, and rightly so. Because they mimic the structure of natural teeth, they provide remarkable function. They even have the potential to last a lifetime. However, while most dentists favor implants made out of a titanium alloy, holistic dentists tend to use ceramic dental implants instead. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why ceramic is the superior material for this type of tooth replacement.

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What Exactly Is Biocompatible Dentistry?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 7:49 pm
illustration of tooth with white filling

You might have heard the word “biocompatible” before when you were researching various medical or dental treatments. Still, you might not have a crystal clear idea of exactly what it means for something to be biocompatible. In this blog post, we will explain what biocompatible dentistry is and then take a closer look at a few outstanding examples of biocompatible dental treatments.

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February 7, 2020

Do I Need a Sleep Study to Treat Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 6:01 pm
tired man with headache standing against white background

Do you always feel tired? Has your partner complained that you snore loudly, or have they expressed concern because you sometimes stop breathing at night? You might be fairly sure that you have sleep apnea. Given that your symptoms are relatively easy to recognize, you might even be tempted not to undergo a sleep study. However, as you will learn in the following information, a sleep study is a vital part of finding relief from sleep apnea. Let’s discuss the answer to the question, “Do I need a sleep study to treat sleep apnea?”

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December 7, 2019

Winning the Fight Against Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 8:15 pm
woman waking up refreshed

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an extremely common condition; an estimated 22 million people in the U.S. suffer from it. Sadly, though, many people ignore their sleep apnea, reasoning that it is not that big of a deal. In this blog post, we discuss why seeking treatment is so vital. We also talk about common therapies used to address OSA that can virtually eliminate its symptoms and help patients enjoy happier, healthier lives.

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September 17, 2019

How the CBCT Scanner Enhances Holistic Dental Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 7:35 pm
CBCT scanner

Holistic dentistry is all about caring for patients — and not just patients’ mouths. That is why holistic dentists are always looking for technology that helps them plan and carry out treatment in the most conservative, precise way possible. In line with that goal, many have invested in a CBCT scanner. What exactly is the CBCT scanner? How can it enhance the care you receive? Let’s discuss these fascinating questions.

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July 30, 2019

How Your Sleep Dentist Uses Technology to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 2:31 pm
sleep test results

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that afflicts millions of people across the United States. Over time, it can rob an individual of their mental, physical, and emotional health. Unfortunately, this devastating disorder remains undiagnosed and untreated in many cases. This may happen because patients do not recognize OSA’s symptoms, or because doctors are too quick to attribute the symptoms to other causes. Fortunately, an accurate diagnosis is easily obtainable when you visit a qualified sleep dentist who has advanced technology that enables them to detect and evaluate OSA. Let’s talk a bit more about some of the tools that can play a role in helping you obtain a better night’s sleep.

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June 28, 2019

Thoughts on Biocompatibility from a Holistic Dentist in Sunnyvale

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 3:27 pm
dental exam

The human body is a remarkable and complex creation made out of multiple elements and many interconnected systems. Thus, medical and dental professionals face a significant challenge: How can they treat the body in a way that does not interfere with its overall function? What materials should they use to address problems without causing further issues? The answer lies in biocompatibility. A holistic dentist in Sunnyvale is here to discuss what biocompatibility is and how it should affect the way dentists treat patients.

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May 25, 2019

The Benefits and Uses of Functional Orthodontics

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 6:47 pm
smiling woman with straight teeth

Orthodontic treatment is often essential for helping individuals to achieve the healthy, attractive smiles they deserve. Treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign apply gentle pressure to the teeth, thus moving them into their proper positions. However, such treatments aren’t always enough to provide the best possible results. Oftentimes, using functional orthodontics alongside traditional treatments is the best way to help patients enjoy well-aligned teeth and optimal bite function.

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