Imagine enjoying a wonderful holiday break with your family. As you sit down to have a meal together, you experience an unpleasant surprise. When you bite into your food you feel a cracking sensation, followed by a sharp pain in your mouth. As the stinging in your mouth continues to worsen, the reality of what … Continue reading Accidents Happen: Emergency Dental Care
So many of our patients ask us how to ease dental anxiety for their kids. We’d like to offer 3 simple tips. For many years, a trip to the dentist has been a stressful for both adults and children. The stereotype of a dental office being a scary place in the past was true for … Continue reading How to Ease Dental Anxiety for Kids
Many people know that eating too much of anything is a bad idea; the old adage “everything in moderation” should definitely apply to your sweet tooth! Cutting down on sugary snacks is one way to keep your pearly white smile. Unfortunately, sometimes it can go sour and tooth decay can happen. Do you know how? … Continue reading Has Your Sweet Tooth Gone Sour?
As a New Year begins; many people find themselves with one or several goals to accomplish in the New Year. These goals are traditionally known as New Year’s resolutions and are often used as a means for personal reflection and self-improvement. Two of the most common resolutions that people have involve the improvement of one’s … Continue reading Teeth Whitening and Smoking … A New Year’s Resolution?
Don’t think about your dentist when it comes to sleep problems? That’s no surprise. But it’s very likely that he or she may be able to help, especially if your problem is related to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is one of the most common causes of sleep disturbance and it affects over 20 million people … Continue reading Having Trouble Sleeping? Talk to Your Dentist!
While most dental issues probably won’t kill you, oral cancer is a condition that could be life-threatening if it isn’t spotted early. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or have a family history of cancer, you are at most risk for developing oral cancer. It usually presents itself as a persistent sore or growth in the … Continue reading The Dirty Dozen – 12 Symptoms That Might Signal Oral Cancer
He’s the perfect guy; thoughtful, loving, and caring. There’s just one problem — he’s a snorer! He snores so loud that you can barely sleep at night, and you don’t know how much longer you can go without sleep. Well, in actuality, both of you are probably not getting much sleep despite his loud testament … Continue reading Snoring Is NOT Sexy! Your Dentist Can Help.
You may associate your twice-yearly dental checkup with x-rays and teeth cleaning, but what about an oral cancer screening? According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, regular checkups that include screening for oral cancer can save lives. That’s why at GPS Dentistry, we include oral cancer screenings during regular checkups. Here are some important things to … Continue reading Why We Perform Oral Cancer Screenings during Dental Checkups
After the results of your sleep study, the sentence was in: CPAP, every night, life sentence. At first, you might’ve felt relieved. Grateful, even. At some point, some geniuses invented a machine that helps you sleep better, and could even save your life! What a great time to be alive, you might have thought at … Continue reading Do You Hate Your CPAP Machine? Try This Simple Fix for Sleep Apnea
Permanent adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes even with good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and preventative care, a tooth might need to be extracted. No one likes to have a tooth pulled, but often it is an unavoidable fact of life. All too often here at GPS Dental, we get … Continue reading Don’t Procrastinate with Tooth Extractions