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Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

September 8, 2021

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. That means it’s very likely that you have a furry friend at home! Do you allow them to snuggle up with you in bed? Most people do. However, research has found that it can have some surprising effects on your quality of sleep, especially if you have sleep apnea. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading as we discuss what you should know about pets and sleep apnea.

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The Connection Between Adult Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea

August 28, 2021

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adult deals with bedwetting

While bedwetting is more common among toddlers and the elderly, it can still happen to younger adults. This can be quite embarrassing, especially when it occurs on multiple occasions. It turns out that there is a possible connection between nighttime accidents and sleep apnea. Continue reading to find out how sleep breathing problems can contribute to incontinence.

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6 Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

July 22, 2021

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Same-day dental crown

Dental crowns are great for protecting teeth that have been structurally compromised due to decay, an injury, or an accident. However, it isn’t always easy to make time in your schedule for multiple dental appointments. After all, you have so many things to do when it comes to your career, family, and more. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns are available and can save you the hassle of driving across town multiple times. Here are some interesting facts about them that you may not know.

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Simple and Creative Tips for Fixing Your Teeth on a Budget

June 8, 2021

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woman learning about dental financing options

It’s perfectly natural to desire to have a gorgeous and attractive smile, but if you’re more cost sensitive, it may seem like it’s beyond your grasp. It turns out that with a little creativity, there are ways to achieve a brand-new appearance. Continue reading to learn about the possibility of dental financing and other alternatives so that your dream smile can become a reality!

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What Is a Diastema and What Can You Do About Them?

April 29, 2021

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Diastema

Do you have a noticeable space between your front teeth? This is what dentists call a “diastema.” The good news is that you don’t need to worry. Most of the time, this isn’t harmful and doesn’t require any treatment. However, many people don’t like the appearance of a gap between their front teeth. Continue reading to learn why this occurs and what you can do about it.

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What Does a Teledentistry Appointment Look Like?

March 12, 2021

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Digital dentistry

Did you know that you don’t necessarily always need to go to the dental office to get treatment from your dentist? Some issues can be addressed in the comfort of your own home. So many people have been taking advantage of teledentistry in order to keep their distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what is virtual dentistry like? Continue reading to learn more about it and what you can expect during your virtual appointment.

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4 Ways to Effectively Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2020

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Woman smiling at dentist's appointment

Having a dental plan is one thing, but utilizing it to the fullest is another. Sadly, many patients aren’t familiar with how to maximize their dental insurance benefits, leading to unused coverage and wasted dollars. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening to you by using the below four tips from a dentist in Friendswood!

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Why You Should Visit a Dentist with a Cavity Detection Device

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling and giving thumbs up in treatment chair

Did you know that tooth decay is the second most popular chronic condition next to the common cold? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 90% of people in the U.S. have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. Plus, it is estimated that the average American adult has over three decayed or missing teeth on average. Fortunately, advanced gadgets allow dentists today to quickly (and accurately!) diagnose cavities in their early stages before they turn into even larger dental concerns. Read on for three ways cavity detection in Friendswood benefits you.

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How to Survive Cold and Flu Season with Invisalign

August 13, 2020

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Woman wearing Invisalign aligners

If you have Invisalign, you know how important it is to take care of your aligners by cleaning and handling them properly. This is especially important during cold and flu season. Just because you’re on a path towards a straighter smile doesn’t mean that you need to risk your oral and physical health. Read on for some tips on how to handle your Invisalign treatment during the approaching season.

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Should You Go to the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

July 7, 2020

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Dentist in Friendswood wearing PPE

Are you worried about attending your dental appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s understandable given that we’re being asked to stay home as much as possible for the time being. Even though it’s impossible to go anyplace with zero chance of becoming sick, the truth is that the dentist is actually a low-risk environment. With all of the new dental safety protocols in Friendswood, you don’t have very much to worry about. Continue reading to learn more about the safety of dental offices and the different preventive measures in place to keep patients safe.

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