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South Arlington Dental Care Blog

How Can I Make My Next Dental Checkup More Pleasant?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 7:23 pm
Lady smiles at dentist

Seeing your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings is crucial to the preservation of your oral health. Even if you have the best at-home oral hygiene regimen in the world, there are areas of your mouth that cannot be cleaned and oral health problems that cannot be detected without professional dental supervision. While many people don’t look forward to their dental visits, there are measures you can take to make yours go by more smoothly and pleasantly. Here are a few tips to help ensure an enjoyable dental checkup.


Emergency Evasion: 3 Tips to Avoid the Dentist

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 8:45 pm
Fake tooth next to red emergency bag and dental instruments

Everybody knows that despite our best efforts, accidents sometimes happen. Unfortunately, the same is true of dental emergencies. You never know when you might chip or crack a tooth or develop a suddenly extreme toothache. That said, if you want to avert a costly visit to the dentist then there are proactive things you can do to thwart possible damage and injuries. Keep reading to learn 3 tips to steer clear of the dentist’s chair!


Use Your Insurance Benefits, Get Those Fillings!

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 8:01 pm
A dental insurance form

Dental health is essential, and so is making the most of your dental insurance benefits. While many people associate insurance primarily with paying for major procedures, it’s important to remember that it can also help you maintain your oral health through essential treatments like cleanings and dental fillings.

Continue reading to learn why using your insurance benefits for smaller treatments like fillings before the end of the year is a smart move and how it can increase your overall well-being.


Take Steps to Treat Sleep Apnea Like Joe Biden

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 2:15 pm
a CPAP machine and mask

Sleep apnea is more common than you may expect. In fact, The National Sleep Foundation estimates that this condition impacts as much as 20% of the population, with many of those people living their life undiagnosed and untreated. This can have grave impacts on not only your physical health, but also your day-to-day life and emotional wellbeing. These are likely the reason why Joe Biden has begun treating his long history of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy this year. Read on to learn more about what brought the President of the United States to finally get a treatment he needs and why you should, too!


Why Toothaches Hurt More at Night

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 1:58 am
person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Experiencing severe toothaches can be debilitating, affecting your ability to focus and enjoy spending quality time with the people you love. Seeking emergency dental care is essential when you encounter persistent pain in one of your teeth. Toothaches often intensify at night, disrupting sleep. Continue reading to discover the reasons behind this phenomenon, potential causes of toothaches, and preventive measures to alleviate discomfort.


A Quick Guide to Transitioning to Dental Implants from Dentures

April 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 8:59 pm
a woman smiling at the dentist with his new dental implants after having dentures

Dentures have been used successfully for decades to fix a gapped smile. They are not only convenient and require little preparation for your mouth, but they are also cost-effective. However, they do have their downside, such as slipping and removing them every night to clean. That’s why dental implants are a wonderful option to replace your prosthetic. Read on to learn about their benefits and what you can expect during the transition from dentures to dental implants.


Why You Should Still Visit Your Dentist If You Wear Dentures

January 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 7:47 pm
a model of a full set of dentures

Dentures are one of the most common and useful solutions for patients with missing teeth. However, there are those out there who believe that wearing a full denture means they’re exempt from routine dental care—but this could not be further from the truth! Here are four reasons why visiting the dentist is more important than ever before if you wear dentures.


Can Children Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

November 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 1:26 am

Young girl sleepingYou might believe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) only affects adults, but children aren’t immune to the breathing disorder. Children’s sleep apnea can be difficult to detect because their symptoms can manifest differently than with adults. Not only can your little one struggle to get the rest they need, but frequent breathing disturbances can affect their physical and mental health. Here’s how to spot the signs of OSA in children, and what can be done to help your child breathe easier.


Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away on Its Own?

October 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 9:30 pm
Sleep apnea on clipboard.

Each night, millions of people miss out on several hours of sleep due to sleep apnea, but what’s worse is that many more cases remain completely undiagnosed! However, your rest isn’t all that’s at stake when it comes to sleep apnea; if left untreated, it can also result in some pretty serious health consequences. But is seeking treatment the only way to address sleep apnea, or will it ever go away on its own? Here’s more from your sleep dentist about what causes sleep apnea and what you can do to manage your symptoms, as the condition won’t simply resolve itself.


6 Things Your Dentist Does at Your Biannual Checkup

August 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshah @ 3:21 pm
Dentist examining patient’s teeth at dental checkup

Unfortunately, there is a popular misconception that biannual dental checkups and cleanings are optional. As a result, many patients go months or years without visiting their dentist! It’s important to know, however, that these appointments are for so much more than just checking for cavities. With this in mind, keep reading to learn six things your dentist does that makes your routine dental checkup important.

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