Dr. Branon Johnson discusses how periodontal (gum) disease begins to form, what warning signs to look out for, and what treatments are available.
What is sleep apnea? How can my dentist help?
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…
How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth
When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of …
Overcoming Fear of Dentists
Fear of dentist appointments is a legitimate concern. Learn some helpful tips to help you overcome it!
Do DIY Teeth Whitening Methods Really Work?
Some "natural" ways of whitening teeth, such as brushing them with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture, do not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research finds.