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The Connection Between Sleep Deprivation and Unwanted Thoughts

August 17, 2023

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woman struggling with sleep deprivation

The relationship between sleep and mental health is undeniable. Studies have unveiled a striking link between sleep deprivation, especially in cases like sleep apnea, and the ability to manage intrusive or unwelcome thoughts. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about the connection between sleep deprivation, mental health issues, and the importance of seeking treatment for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.


Sleep Apnea Treatment: How It Can Help You Live Longer

July 25, 2023

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woman holding oral appliance for sleep apnea

Did you know that sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your health and even shorten your life expectancy? This often-undiagnosed condition poses numerous risks, affecting both your daily life and long-term well-being. However, the good news is that effective treatment options are available to manage sleep apnea and mitigate its harmful effects. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the dangers of sleep apnea and the potential for treatment to improve your quality of life.


5 Signs You Need a Dental Filling

June 7, 2023

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young patient getting dental filling

Tooth decay is a significant concern that should not be ignored. If left untreated, it can pose a serious threat to your oral health, leading to pain and further complications. Fortunately, dental fillings are a common treatment used to restore teeth damaged by decay or cavities. They will allow you to enjoy a healthy and fully functioning smile once again! Not sure if you need this treatment? Read on to learn some of the most common signs that indicate you may need a filling. Additionally, you can learn more about the different types of fillings available to help you choose the best option for your smile.


How to Rest Easy During Warm Weather

May 11, 2023

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young woman sleeping during summer

Ah, summer—the season of sunny days, outdoor adventures, and a refreshing change of pace. As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, most people embrace the joyous energy that accompanies this season. However, as much as we revel in the summer sun, it’s crucial to acknowledge that this time of year can also pose challenges to our sleep quality, particularly for those with sleep disorders like sleep apnea. In this blog post, we’ll explore why summer sleep disturbances occur and offer valuable tips to help you overcome them, ensuring you get the restful slumber you deserve.


This Spring, Tidy Up Your Oral Hygiene Routine!

March 15, 2023

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closeup of young woman flossing teeth

When March rolls around, many people use this time of year to refresh themselves by throwing out the old and bringing in the new. Aside from reorganizing your home and sweeping out corners, you should consider sprucing up your dental hygiene routine as well. Now’s the perfect time to upgrade your oral care! Read on to learn a few different ways you smarten up your routine this month!


I Have Swollen Gums! Should I Be Worried?

February 14, 2023

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woman pointing to swollen gums

When it comes to dental health, most people focus on doing everything possible to prevent cavities from developing on their teeth. However, your pearly whites shouldn’t be your only priority. Your gums play a significant role in more than just your oral health – they can affect your overall well-being as well. If you have swollen or bleeding gums, you need to visit a dentist right away for treatment. It’s not something that should be ignored as it can indicate a serious underlying health problem. Read on to learn about the causes of swollen gums and how you can address the issue.


4 New Year’s Resolutions to Ensure a Healthier Smile 

January 16, 2023

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man with a healthy smile

The new year has arrived. Although the formal celebrations are over, the chance for a fresh start has just begun. If you are like many individuals who are choosing to focus more on self-care in 2023, you may be thinking about losing a few pounds or spending more time reading than scrolling through social media. But have you considered what you can do to take better care of your oral health? If you want to make sure you avoid sudden trips to the dentist’s office, here are 4 New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile.


Is It Possible for Receding Gums to Grow Back?

December 15, 2022

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receding gums

One of the most common questions dentists receive when it comes to the health of soft oral tissues is, “Can receding gums grow back?” When faced with gum disease that advances to later stages, gum recession is a frequent occurrence, and it results in tooth sensitivity and the potential for worsening symptoms that eventually lead to tooth loss. Without proper treatment, it can be a real problem. This is why a local dentist is here to share what is required to remedy this issue and how you can prevent it in the first place.


Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Candy Alternatives For Healthier Smiles

October 7, 2022

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Halloween costume and bucket

It’s that time of year when ghosts, goblins, vampires, and werewolves roam the streets, ringing doorbells and seeking out sweet, sugary goodies. But if you’re not in the mood to help contribute to these little monsters developing cavities, why not consider these Halloween candy alternatives in Cleburne?


A Deep Dive Into the Link Between Chronic Stress and Oral Health

August 3, 2022

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Closeup of woman feeling stressed at work

You’ve probably heard that chronic stress can lead to everything from high blood pressure and persistent headaches to trouble sleeping. But did you know that it can also negatively impact your oral health? With roughly 50% of American adults having gum disease and 90% developing at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s important to take all measures to keep your smile in good condition, like managing your stress. To learn a few helpful tips, as well as more about the link between chronic stress and oral health, keep reading.

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