Snoring, Sleepiness, And Waking Short Of Breath? It May Be Sleep Apnea

The muscles in your throat support the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and the side walls of the throat and tongue. When you sleep, the throat muscles relax, collapsing the tissues they normally support. If these tissues block the airway, it becomes a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. This condition can interrupt breathing while you sleep…. Read more »

Orally Healthy Gift Ideas

As you hang up the stockings, purchase Christmas party food, and wrap up your last-minute Christmas gifts, don’t forget to think of your family members’ dental care! A perfect smile is the best Christmas gift you can give anyone, and we recommend considering these four ideas as gifts this Christmas holiday: 1. An electric toothbrush:… Read more »

Drinks and Your Dental Health

It can be tempting to drink soda, cocktails, and sugary drinks. Unfortunately, consuming too many of these drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth. While it doesn’t hurt to enjoy the occasional soft drink or contribute to the lemonade stand down the street, it is important to moderate your sugar intake. The World Health… Read more »

Losing Your First Baby Tooth

Do you remember how scary or exciting it was to lose your first baby tooth? Were you excited to become more grown up, or were you nervous that your body was falling apart? Children react to this adolescent milestone in many different ways, and we encourage you to talk with your child as they are… Read more »

Caramel Sticks and Causes Tooth Decay

Caramel is so good, sweet, and sticky. The sad thing is that the stickier the candy, the worse it is for your teeth. When candy sticks on your tooth enamel for longer periods of time, it has more time to cause tooth decay. Candies like gummy bears and taffy are sticky too, so you should… Read more »

Sweater Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

Having sensitive teeth can be a pain in the…mouth! It’s no fun when you can’t eat hot or cold food without it giving you a throbbing pain. There are many factors that can contribute to sensitive teeth. One of the main factors in tooth sensitivity is that the protective outer layers of the tooth, the… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Smiles for Life Dental Group

With Thanksgiving coming up, we at ­­­­Smiles for Life Dental Group wanted to let you know how thankful we are to have you in our dental family. We’re able to maintain our practice because of loyal patients like you. We’re grateful for the opportunity to treat you and your loved ones and maintain your bright… Read more »