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Can Genetics Cause Sleep Apnea?

January 3, 2023

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a person snoring due to their sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a fairly common problem, and every night millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of it. And although the condition is known for causing sleep disruption, it can also lead to numerous other health issues if left unaddressed. But determining the cause of sleep apnea isn’t always easy, as there are normally many factors to take into consideration. Believe it or not, genetics is actually one of them! Here’s more from your sleep dentist about how your genes can impact sleep apnea, along with some ways that you can actively lower your risk.  


Don’t Let These Popular Holiday Foods Damage Your Teeth

November 3, 2022

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Delicious Thanksgiving spread with large turkey on table

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, the holiday season is here once again! Are you prepared to protect your oral health this fall and winter? It’s no secret that much of the food we eat around the holidays isn’t exactly mouth-healthy. From pumpkin pie to hot chocolate, many treats are loaded with sugar. Check out the list below from a dentist to learn which holiday foods to avoid (or at least limit) in the coming weeks.


Are You Visiting an Emergency Dentist Without Dental Insurance?

September 8, 2022

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A dental insurance form on a wooden table

Dental emergencies are often bad enough on their own. After all, they can do severe damage to your smile’s looks and health! However, things get extra dicey when you need an emergency dentist but don’t have dental insurance. You could easily think treatment would be too expensive. In reality, though, you could still get affordable help for your teeth; you’d just have to know how to go about it! That said, here are some tips for getting urgent dental care on a budget.


Why is There a Bump on My Gums?

August 18, 2022

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Close-up of a bump on gums

Let’s say your teeth are doing pretty well at the moment. They’re smooth, white, and free of infections and decay! However, something’s going on with your gum tissue — it seems to have a bump of some sort. Should you be concerned? Maybe, but it’ll ultimately depend on the problem’s source. Luckily, your Rexburg dental practice is here to help you figure things out. Read on to learn the possible causes of a bump on gums and when you should see a dentist for it.


Types of Tooth Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

July 8, 2022

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Close-up of woman’s teeth with discoloration

Even if you’re brushing your teeth every day, you can still end up with stains on your teeth. This can happen for many different reasons, such as drinking coffee and other dark-colored beverages as well as using certain kinds of medication. If you want to keep your smile looking its best, then it’s important to know about the different types of tooth stains as well as how they can be removed. The following post covers the basics of dental staining and what you can do about it.  


Summer Is the Perfect Time to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed – Here’s Why!

May 2, 2022

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Extracted wisdom tooth

Have you been putting off your much-needed wisdom tooth extraction? As exciting as getting your third molars removed sounds, you are currently so busy with your schedule that it’s difficult to clear out enough room to take it easy for a few days. Fortunately, there is a perfect break coming up! If you are a dedicated student or constantly bringing your kids to their extracurricular activities, Summer Break is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of. Read on to learn why it is commonly necessary to have wisdom teeth removed and what you can expect for the recovery process.


How You Should Be Celebrating National Dentist’s Day?

March 18, 2022

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dentist talking to patient on National Dentist's Day

Every March 6th is National Dentist’s Day. If you don’t already have it labeled in your calendar, now is a great time to do so! While this holiday may not sound like the kind of thing you celebrate, it’s important to take the time to acknowledge all that dentists do. Read on to learn more about what National Dentist’s Day is as well as why you should celebrate it.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 13, 2021

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person with healthy smile on New Year’s Eve

With 2021 coming to an end, have you decided what your resolutions are going to be in the new year? New Year’s resolutions are a fun tradition that helps you come up with ways to take better care of yourself, and that includes your oral health. Read on for five ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will help you achieve better oral health and a brighter, more beautiful smile in 2022!


Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Oral Health?

November 4, 2021

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Christmas cookies and other sweets

The holiday season gets a lot of good publicity and for good reason. It does set the stage for some great times with friends and family, plus you get to relax and take some degree of a vacation from work. And then there’s the food.

Oh, the delicious food! On the other hand, there are some potential pitfalls of the holidays. And one of them actually lies with that tasty food – the state of your oral health. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Rexburg about how your teeth are at risk and what you can do to prevent any trouble.


Non-Cavity Causing Halloween Candy Alternatives

September 9, 2021

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healthy Halloween treats for kids in Rexburg

According to the National Retail Federation, consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach $10.14 billion in 2021 with $3 billion of that expected to be spent on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Though you want the kids in your neighborhood to have a fun Halloween, you don’t want to contribute to their bags full of cavity-causing candy. So, what are some good Halloween candy alternatives? Here are a few ideas that the neighborhood kids are sure to love.

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