Poor Quality Sleep is Linked to Weight Gain

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Did you know that poor quality sleep can affect your ability to maintain a healthy weight? There is a direct connection between weight, health, and quality of sleep. Changes in Brain Chemistry The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported on a study that measured the molecular ties between restless sleep and weight gain. Researchers found that low…

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…

Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Sometimes Lewisville residents research their mechanic or hairdresser more thoroughly than their dental professional. Shouldn’t your dental care be far more critical than the condition of your car or the style of your hair? At The Lewisville Dentist, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry. For instance, you may have questions about…

Are Toothpicks Good For Cleaning Teeth?

At The Lewisville Dentist, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention. What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy one: dental…