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Is Snoring Ruining Your Beauty Sleep?

Snoring is an annoying habit, but it can potentially be more damaging than you realize. This is because it could be a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea will snore, but not everybody who snores will have sleep apnea. But, how can you tell if you just happen to snore, or if you have sleep apnea? Although sleep apnea can cause sufferers to snore loudly and regularly, it does create other symptoms. If you recognize any of these signs, you may have sleep apnea in Courtice. What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?One major sign is the way you feel when you wake up in the morning. If you frequently feel tired and are excessively sleepy during the daytime, you might have this condition. The reason why sleep apnea can create excessive sleepiness is that it interrupts breathing. As you fall asleep, the muscles in your…

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Apr 12, 2019 by
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How to Have a More Tooth Friendly Easter

Easter is looming large on the calendar, and the stores are full of enticing Easter goodies. It is hard to resist temptation and especially if you have kids, and it’s unreasonable to think that you won’t indulge at least a little bit. However, with a bit of planning, you can enjoy this sweet celebration without causing too much harm to your pearly whites. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family’s teeth safe this Easter, and hopefully cavity-free, so there’s no need to see an emergency dentist in Newcastle! Choose When to Eat Easter TreatsChoosing when to eat Easter goodies can make all the difference to your dental health. Whenever you eat something very sweet or sugary, bacteria in your mouth will thrive. They create acid as a by-product which weakens and erodes your tooth enamel. After eating something sweet or sticky, your mouth remains more acidic…

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Apr 5, 2019 by
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Diabetes and Its Potential Effect on Oral Health

In 2017 approximately 2.3 million people in Canada aged 12 or over were diagnosed with diabetes, and roughly 8% of the population in Ontario have this condition. People with diabetes are less able to control blood sugar levels. Those with Type I diabetes cannot produce enough insulin while people with Type II diabetes are more resistant to insulin. Both can affect dental health. How Diabetes Can Affect Oral Health Diabetes can potentially affect oral health in several different ways. One problem is a condition called xerostomia or dry mouth, and where the person is unable to produce enough saliva to keep the mouth clean and fresh. We tend to take saliva for granted until it isn’t there, but it does have an essential role to play in oral health, washing away food particles, old skin cells and maintaining a more neutral pH. When your mouth is too dry, it can…

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Mar 29, 2019 by
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The Facts and Fiction about Flossing

Did you realize you should be flossing every day to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy? You probably do. However, lots of people are still confused about flossing so we thought we’d separate the facts from fiction. Flossing is only necessary when I have something stuck between my teeth It’s true that flossing is the most effective way to get rid of food trapped in between your teeth. However, it’s not the only reason why you should floss each day. When you floss, it removes dental plaque caught between your teeth. If you don’t remove plaque regularly, the toxins it produces can quickly inflame your gums, increasing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay in Newcastle. Flossing is hard to do Lots of people find it tricky to floss thoroughly, but it’s often because they have never been shown the correct techniques. If this sounds familiar, ask…

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Mar 22, 2019 by
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What are All the Different Types of Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to restore one or more missing teeth. They consist of a gum-coloured acrylic base that sits directly on your gums, and which supports the replacement denture teeth. Full, Immediate or Partial Dentures Dentures can be full, meaning they will restore an entire arch of teeth. You might also hear full dentures being called complete dentures and they can be used to restore just a single upper or lower arch, or both arches. Just make it even more confusing, complete or full dentures can be called conventional, or they can be immediate dentures. Immediate Dentures Immediate dentures are very useful because they are made before teeth are removed and are worn immediately afterwards until your gums have healed. This means you needn’t worry about being left without teeth after having your natural teeth removed. The reason for supplying immediate dentures in Newcastle is because during…

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Mar 15, 2019 by
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