What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

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What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have frequent, intermittent pauses in breathing […]

9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Unfortunately, gingivitis (gum disease) is very common. But completely preventable. Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy: If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment. 1. Brush properly Brush for two to three minutes, at least […]

Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

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We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health risks. At Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS, too often, we treat decay and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to shield themselves […]

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also commonly called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically, […]

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are important because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Jamie Sledd encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing […]