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Motor Vehicle Accidents and Sleep Apnea

While motor vehicle accidents are unexpected events, several factors can increase the likelihood that one will occur, including a driver who has consumed alcohol, is speeding or driving recklessly, or has been driving for a long time without a break. Certain health conditions like obstructive sleep apnea can also impair your ability to drive safely. […]

Written by prositesdentalSep 14 • 2 minute read

How Good Oral Health Promotes Your Overall Wellbeing

One of the biggest mistakes people make regarding their health and wellbeing is overlooking the importance of oral hygiene. While most of us know that we risk cavities, tooth decay, and loss of teeth if we don’t take care of our oral health, few of us fully grasp how interdependent our oral and general health […]

Written by prositesdentalSep 7 • 2 minute read

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Therapy

What Is Root Canal Therapy? Root canal therapy is a procedure to save a tooth that has become unhealthy, damaged, or badly decayed. During this procedure, the infected pulp or tissue filling the tooth’s chamber is cleaned out to prevent further damage to the tooth. Why is a Root Canal Carried Out? The root canal […]

Written by prositesdentalAug 24 • 2 minute read

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to your tongue, but like your teeth and gums, it’s a vital part of your oral health. If you develop a problem with your tongue, it could indicate a problem with your oral health that needs treatment. The following covers what you need to know about your […]

Written by prositesdentalJul 13 • 3 minute read

Surprising Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by partial or complete obstruction of your airway while you sleep. It occurs when the tongue is sucked up against the back of the throat. The most obvious signs of sleep apnea are snoring, daytime sleepiness, or waking up gasping from sleep. However, there are other signs that […]

Written by prositesdentalJul 6 • 2 minute read

What Happens When Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to grow in, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. They emerge at the back of the mouth as your third molars, and most people have two wisdom teeth on both the top and bottom rows of teeth. When wisdom teeth don’t emerge or develop […]

Written by prositesdentalJun 29 • 3 minute read

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism – or teeth grinding – is common and often occurs while you’re sleeping. Although medical professionals do not fully understand what causes it, bruxism is often linked to stress, certain lifestyle habits, and sleep disorders. Bruxism is sometimes difficult to detect, particularly if you’re grinding your teeth while sleeping. However, it is important to […]

Written by prositesdentalJun 1 • 3 minute read

Questions to Ask During Your Next Dental Checkup

Whether you are monitoring an existing condition or just keeping up with routine dental cleanings and exams, regular checkups are crucial in maintaining your overall oral health. Each appointment is also an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get expert guidance from an experienced dental professional. The next time you sit in that dental chair, […]

Written by prositesdentalMay 4 • 2 minute read

Everything You Should Know About Dental Sealants

With proper oral care and regular dental visits, your adult teeth can last a lifetime. However, you may need dental treatments along the way to protect your oral health and ensure your teeth function for as long as possible. Dental sealants are a common preventive treatment often applied when tooth decay appears likely in childhood. […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 30 • 3 minute read

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Its common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. It can cause numerous different medical problems and life-threatening diseases, from heart disease, lung disease, and cancer to an increased risk of certain eye conditions and immune system problems. However, you might not realize that smoking also affects your oral health. This habit can have […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 2 • 2 minute read

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