Wedgewood Complete Dentistry Blog

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea and Why You Should Seek Treatment

August 17, 2019

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A sleep apnea oral appliance.

Sleep apnea is often referred to as a “silent epidemic” between dentists and other medical professionals alike because while it is a serious condition that comes with long-term health complications, it often goes undiagnosed in a majority of patients. If you find yourself unable to stay asleep because of loud snoring or choking in your sleep, it may be time for you to consider treatment for sleep apnea with the help of an oral appliance. To learn the complications that can appear from sleep apnea and how a dentist can help, keep reading!

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Are Porcelain Veneers the Best Choice for Your Smile? A Cosmetic Dentist Weighs In

July 12, 2019

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woman with veneers

Do you wish those stains on your teeth weren’t there anymore? Do you have a few crooked teeth but don’t want to go through braces or Invisalign for just a couple teeth? Do you have a gap in your grin that you’re self-conscious about? If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from porcelain veneers to enhance your smile. A cosmetic dentist is here to talk about everything you need to know about veneers.

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Your Dentist Explains the Difference Between Gum Disease and Oral Cancer

June 9, 2019

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When it comes to maintaining your oral health, proper dental hygiene and the maintenance of preventive care have to be included in the puzzle. Otherwise, bacteria can accumulate and leave you more susceptible to developing gum disease, which can lead to oral cancer. So you can be protected, read on to learn about these two conditions, how they differ and what can be done to avoid them.

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Your Dentist in Powell Says Don’t Waste Your Dental Insurance!

May 14, 2019

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It’s hard to believe that you’re halfway through another year. Before you know it, the holiday season will soon be here again, signaling the end of the year. Because time is moving so fast, your dentist in Powell says it’s important to take a break from your activities and responsibilities to direct some attention to your oral health. A simple way to go about this is to schedule a preventive care visit today. Here’s how it can help to maximize your dental insurance!

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Discover the Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea and How Your Dentist Can Help

April 4, 2019

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a man snoring

If you’re feeling chronically fatigued, have frequent morning headaches, or you sound like a buzz saw throughout the night, you are probably suffering from sleep apnea. This common sleep disorder affects millions of adults in the United States, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, or even sudden death. If you are unsure about its symptoms, let a dentist tell you what to look for and how you can receive treatment and start getting a restful night’s sleep.

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When Dental Trauma Happens, Your Emergency Dentist Says Do This

March 11, 2019

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The last thing you want to deal with on a warm, spring day is a dental emergency. Unfortunately, you can’t always control when one will happen. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take in such a situation to encourage the fastest recovery possible. As you read on, your emergency dentist explains how to respond to some of the more common types of dental trauma.

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Looking for a Way to Fix Your Bite? 5 FAQ’s About Invisalign Answered!

February 18, 2019

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At a first meeting, one of the first traits a person will notice about you is the condition of your smile. Therefore, if you have gapped, crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth, you could make a poor initial impression. Thankfully, you’re no longer limited to just metal braces to correct your bite. You now have the option of Invisalign, but what should you expect from the process? Keep reading to get the answers you’re looking for!

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Tooth Sensitivity: What You Can Do on Your Own and with Your Dentist

December 14, 2018

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woman Popsicle tooth sensitivity

Ouch! That hot coffee just hurt one of your teeth. Maybe you also avoid eating ice cream, even though you love it, because of your sensitive teeth. Is it really something to worry about? It could indicate something more serious. Whether you’re in a dental emergency with a severe toothache or you just have sensitive teeth, you can do something about it both on your own and with your dentist.

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Get a Beautiful Smile for the New Year with Full Mouth Reconstruction

November 16, 2018

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woman with gift boxes

Your smile says a lot about you and influences how others view you. If your teeth are damaged or less than perfect, it could say the wrong thing. It is easy to feel insecure about your appearance from cosmetic imperfections while missing or compromised teeth hurt your quality of life. You do not need to live with the results. This year, give yourself the gift of confidence with full mouth reconstruction in Powell. Using a combination of restorative and cosmetic treatments, your dentist rebuilds your teeth to give you a healthy, functional smile.

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When Should You Get a Same-Day Crown vs. an Extraction?

October 28, 2018

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A man with tooth pain.If you’ve had a toothache over the past few days, you may have been avoiding the dentist because you fear they’ll tell you the tooth needs to be extracted. However, tooth pain does not necessarily guarantee that the tooth is beyond saving. Dentists only perform tooth extractions as a last resort; saving the tooth is always a more ideal option.

With the help of a same-day crown, you don’t have to settle for the worst-case scenario. Learn what could be the cause of your toothache, when a crown is sufficient and why it is typically a better solution overall.

 

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