If you typically don't floss and try to start, there can be some alarming things that happen the first few times. While these may scare you enough to make you want to stop flossing, rest assured that they're actually a sign of improvement. Here are three signs that your flossing is doing something good, even if the side effects seem like the opposite.
Most people who floss a few times for the first time will experience some sensitivity between their teeth.
Unless you have a partner who notices your snoring, you may not realize you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when a person's upper airway partially collapses and causes them to stop breathing.
OSA can be mild, with about five episodes per hour, or severe, with thirty to forty episodes per hour. Besides snoring, sleep apnea can cause you to have daytime fatigue, headaches, weight fluctuations, insomnia, and nightmares. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to fix it.
Dental fillings are designed to last for years, but that doesn't mean that they're impervious to damage. Long-term damage and sudden damage can both cause a filling to crack, fall out, or otherwise break. If you think one of your fillings is missing or you know that it has come out, you need to take steps to protect your tooth. Read on to learn how to do this.
Dental implants are one of the best methods of replacing missing teeth, but that's the only things that they're used for. If you are missing one or more teeth or know someone who is, you might be shocked to know that people who are missing teeth can age more quickly than those who have all of their teeth. Thankfully, dental implants can stop this from happening. Keep on reading to find out how dental implants can do this for you.
Following a dental implant, infections are a relatively common problem. Although many patients complete the healing process without any issues, there are some who will experience different degrees of infection. Fortunately, your dentist can help you get through this setback. How will the infection be treated? What can you do to make things a little more comfortable for yourself while the infection is treated? Here, you'll learn about the symptoms and treatments of infected dental implants.