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How Dental Services Improve Your Sleep

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in mouth guards, mouthguards | 0 comments

How Dental Services Improve Your Sleep

One out of five adults in the U.S. have, at least, mild obstructive sleep apnea that necessitates sleep apnea therapy. Dentists can successfully diagnose and treat patients with sleep apnea therapy, helping them get the much-needed sleep they deserve. Pioneer Hills Dental provides custom dental devices that comfortably keep your airways open as you sleep, so you can avoid using a machine or having to undergo surgery.   Good Sleep for Better Health Have you ever thought about the fact that you spend about 1/3rd of your life sleeping? You...

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Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Dental implants, dentures | 0 comments

Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Are you missing teeth and trying to decide if you should do something about it? Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue, but a health issue as well. Missing teeth expose your mouth to real risks that you may not be aware of. Learn about your options and improve your health.   What Do I Risk with Missing Teeth? You may think that missing teeth only hurt your smile’s appearance, but they can significantly hurt your oral health and overall health too. Sadly, missing more than just one tooth is very common in most countries around...

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Easter Goodies Don’t Have to Mean May Cavities

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in brushing and flossing, cavities, dental health, healthy teeth, nutrition and teeth, tooth decay | 0 comments

Easter Goodies Don’t Have to Mean May Cavities

The Easter holiday is an exciting time for many children who wait to see what the Easter Bunny has brought them. Easter is a time to celebrate many different things, and candy and sugary treats are generally a part of that celebration. Even if Easter has come and gone, children tend to get enough candy to last them many days and even weeks. Learn what the connection is between candy and cavities and how you can limit your child’s sugar intake to reduce their likelihood of cavities.   Easter Goodies that Are So Sweet Holidays are a...

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Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Pediatric Dentistry | 0 comments

Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

  In the United States, millions of children anxiously await the coming of the tooth fairy to take their lost tooth from under their pillow, replacing it with a small treasure or coin. Losing teeth is an exciting time for children, and you can make it even more special by inviting the magic of the tooth fairy into your home. Find out where the tooth fairy got its start and how it makes children excited to lose their baby teeth!   Losing Teeth An infant is not born with teeth already in their mouth. In very rare cases, a child is...

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Why You Should Have a Clean Mouth

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in dental health, healthy teeth, oral care | 0 comments

Why You Should Have a Clean Mouth

Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to prevent mouth germs and oral health diseases? Not enough people keep their mouth clean as they should, which is why tooth decay and gum disease is so common among both children and adults. A clean mouth is so important every day because bacteria in your mouth mix with food particles to create plaque. That plaque sticks to your teeth and eats away at them. Mouth germs also cause bad breath, affect your risk for infections and...

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Why You Get Bad Breath

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in brushing and flossing, dental health, healthy teeth, oral care, teeth cleanings | 0 comments

Why You Get Bad Breath

Did you know that bad breath can actually be caused by a medical problem and not just from the food you eat? Many people think that they have bad breath, when their breath is actually fine. However, real bad breath affects about 25% of people and is caused by poor oral hygiene habits. If you have chronic bad breath, it could be from tooth decay, gum disease or another chronic problem. Find out what bad breath really is, what causes it, and what you can do about it!   Do You Have Bad Breath? Many people think that they have bad breath at...

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Chips, Cracks and Broken Teeth

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in chipped tooth | 0 comments

Chips, Cracks and Broken Teeth

Many people will have a dental emergency sometime during their lifetime. A dental emergency could be a toothache, a problem with your braces, or it could be something such as chipped, cracked or broken teeth. If your dental problem is one of these last three, you never want to wait to see the dentist. A chipped tooth is easily corrected, but you want to make sure you don’t have a cracked or broken tooth. These dental emergencies lead to infections quickly and could lead to you actually losing your tooth. Don’t take a chance on your dental...

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Cleaning Your Teeth with Braces

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in brushing and flossing | 0 comments

Cleaning Your Teeth with Braces

Over 4 million people wear braces every single year. Many of those braces wearers have traditional metal braces. However, others have ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisalign treatment. Receiving orthodontic treatment is great for your smile and can reduce your risk for tooth decay. However, the teeth are also harder to clean during this time, which can actually lead to more problems if they aren’t taken care of properly. Learn how to take care of your teeth with braces so that you have a beautiful, healthy smile when those braces come...

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Taking Care of Baby Teeth and Permanent Teeth

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in baby teeth | 0 comments

Taking Care of Baby Teeth and Permanent Teeth

You get two sets of teeth during your life: your baby teeth and your permanent teeth. Infants are not initially born with teeth, but develop them over the first 3 years of life. These teeth will stay with them for only a few years until they fall out to make way for the permanent teeth. Although the baby teeth are only temporary, they are still around for years. That means they must receive just as much care as the adult, permanent teeth would. Find out more about your baby and permanent teeth and what you can do to keep both of them healthy...

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Why Dental Exams and Cleanings Are Important

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in dental exams, dental health | 0 comments

Why Dental Exams and Cleanings Are Important

Did you know that there were not official guidelines for seeing the dentist 50 years ago? Knowledge of your oral health has come a long way since that time. The American Dental Association now recommends that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning. This is a time when we can take digital x-rays of your teeth to detect the presence of tooth decay. Tooth decay can happen quickly if your teeth are exposed to too many sugars without proper brushing and flossing. Dental exams and cleanings are some...

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