What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

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What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have frequent, recurring pauses in breathing…

Do Kids Get Periodontal Disease?

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Most Lewisville moms and dads are concerned about cavities. And rightly so. Tooth decay in children is a serious and widespread disease. What about kids’ gum disease? Are kids at risk for an oral ailment that is prevalent in the adult population? Short answer: yes. Let’s discuss it. Children and teenagers are at risk of…

Stress And Your Child’s Smile

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Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress affects our smile? And what about your child’s smile? Children are just as susceptible to stress-induced oral problems. Here are some dental problems linked to…

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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The Lewisville Dentist, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in an intriguing field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary L. Marazita,…