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3 Reasons Why Getting Mail-Order Aligners Can Be Risky

April 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 9:06 pm
Hand holding a pair of clear aligners

People who want to straighten their smiles in a discreet way can often benefit from clear aligners. While these appliances are traditionally provided by dentists and orthodontists, there are some companies that offer aligners sent through the mail. On the surface, this can seem like a very convenient option. But make no mistake – there are a number of risks associated with mail-order aligners. Here are 3 problems you need to be aware of.


Why Napping May Be a Bad Idea if You Have Sleep Apnea

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 1:57 am
Bearded man with sleep apnea napping on the couch

Many people with sleep apnea find that they’re unusually exhausted during the day. Naturally, when you’re tired, your first thought might be to take a nap. But while this might seem like a good idea on paper, the fact of the matter is that napping can be a bad idea when you’re suffering from a sleep disorder. Here’s why sleep apnea and naps don’t mix.


4 Ways to Tell That Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 9:28 pm
older man with dentures

You’ve been wearing dentures for years. You’ve always been happy with the results and your ability to eat, smile, and speak with ease. But for some reason, your teeth no longer feel as good as they once did. They’re beginning to slip, and they are causing soreness in your gums. If you don’t know what to do, here are four signs you need to replace your dentures sooner rather than later.


How Can Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder Be Related?

January 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 1:50 am
Man with sleep apnea snoring in bed

Sleep apnea is a disorder where frequent interruptions in your breathing prevent you from getting quality sleep. Meanwhile, temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, is a problem with your jaw joints that results in chronic pain and other symptoms. These two issues might seem unrelated at a glance, but they can be more closely connected than you might think. Here’s the truth behind the relationship between TMJ disorder and sleep apnea.


How Can Santa Get Your Child Excited About Toothcare?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 7:01 pm

What does Christmas morning success look like as a parent? Well, one answer doesn’t cover all parents, but it could be argued that seeing that look of excitement in your child’s eye after they tear the wrapping paper off a present or examine the goodies in their stocking means “Santa” did an excellent job! When you select a gift they enjoy that helps keep them healthy, you both win. Read on to discover some ideas from a dentist in San Ramon for stocking stuffers that encourage kids to take good care of their teeth, plus some suggestions for their oral hygiene routine.


Thankful for Teeth: Don’t Take Them for Granted!

November 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 6:09 pm
family eating Thanksgiving dinner and being thankful for their teeth

Family, friends, food, shelter, clean water—there are many things people don’t think about until Thanksgiving rolls around. This year, consider this often forgotten blessing: your teeth.

Did you know that roughly 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth and 36 million Americans have no teeth at all? Those who do can take them for granted or not realize how great having functioning teeth is—until after they lose their teeth. This Thanksgiving, you can be grateful to have your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn why you should and what you can do to keep your smile in good condition.


A Quick Guide to Understanding Dental Insurance Coverage

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 7:06 pm
Dental insurance form lying on desk with supplies

Dental insurance is a monthly investment designed to make caring for your smile more affordable. Despite this, many patients end up leaving valuable dollars on the table at the end of each year simply because they aren’t familiar with their benefits or sure of how to maximize their coverage. If you’re in the same position, don’t worry – here is a quick guide to help!


How To: Tell If You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth

September 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 8:17 pm
Man with toothache talking to dentist

According to recent research, roughly 90% of Americans have had a cavity by their 21st birthday. As a result, it continues to be one of the most prevalent oral health concerns among children and adults alike. Normally, you can keep an eye out for common symptoms, like discoloration around your tooth. But how can you tell if you have a cavity between your teeth? To learn the answer, keep reading!


How To: Ace Your Next Dental Exam This Back-to-School Season

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 12:42 pm
College student in jean jacket smiling in classroom

Back-to-school season! With the jam-packed schedule that comes with preparing for a new semester, you may have fallen off-track with your oral hygiene routine. Don’t worry – skipping brushing or flossing is an honest mistake, and there’s no time like the present to turn over a new leaf. Here are a few easy tips to help you ace your next dental exam with flying colors.


THIS Is the Perfect Time to Begin Whitening Your Teeth Before an Event

July 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdeol @ 4:35 pm
Bride smiling with bridesmaid on wedding day

From weddings and job interviews to first dates, there are plenty of reasons you may want to pursue teeth whitening. And you’re certainly not alone! In fact, one survey found that an impressive 80% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 49 want whiter teeth. With the ability to lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single visit, teeth whitening is incredibly effective and one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. But when should you start? Here’s the answer.

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