You might be shy to ask questions about dental health, wellness, and care, but rest assured that Dr. Martin and the team at Waco Dental won’t shy away from providing advice or recommendation for your dental care. While tooth pain, teeth whitening, and braces are common areas of concern, you may be surprised to find that our dentists might be able to offer some guidance about snoring and how it impacts your oral health.
Advice About Snoring?
If you find that your snoring is keeping you from getting a restful night’s sleep, it may be that your snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition worthy of concern, as it may mean that someone is not getting enough oxygen while they sleep, or even that they stop breathing multiple times in one night entirely. While the snoring may be a nuisance, what’s really worrisome is when people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have this issue.
While snoring alone is no cause for concern or surefire indicator of sleep apnea, you might find that your dental professional at Waco Dental would want to know if you snore. This is because snoring can cause issues with your oral and dental wellness. When you snore and breathe out of your mouth instead of your nose, your mouth can dry out from reduced saliva production. For this reason, people who snore may find that they have dry mouth or bad breath, and can be at increased risk of gum disease, cavities, or even tooth loss. If you are concerned about your snoring, talk to your dental care provider at Waco Dental, and see if they recommend a visit to a sleep center.
What Are Common Causes Of Tooth Pain?
While you might experience tooth pain if you bite down on something too hard or get something stuck in between your teeth, you may also want to consult your dentist, in case it is something more serious. Common causes of tooth pain include tooth decay or infected gums, or more serious causes, such as a damaged tooth filling, tooth fracture, or even an abscess. If you experience tooth pain at all, it is best to call your dental provider at Waco Dental and schedule an appointment. Dr. Martin can share some advice and best practices for handling tooth pain and clearing teeth for pain relief and hygiene.
What Are The Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening?
While at-home teeth whitening kits are readily available at any superstore or pharmacy, you might like to know that they are not effective against all stains. Many people are aware of surface stains and its causes: daily indulgences such as coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking can contribute to yellowing teeth. However, not many people know that there are situations that cause teeth to be stained from within, on the inner layer as well. If you experienced infection, tooth decay, or tooth trauma, you might find that you have more permanent staining that can only be addressed by a teeth whitening professional. Another unfortunate cause of intrinsic stains of teeth is aging.
How Can Braces Improve My Life And My Smile?
If you’re concerned about bulky, uncomfortable, traditional metal braces, look no further than the Invisalign that is offered at Waco Dental. Invisalign has been used in orthodontic treatment as early as 1999, and has changed over 8 million smiles all over the world. If you feel self-conscious about overcrowded or crooked teeth, tooth gaps, or even overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, trust that your smile is in good hands at Waco Dental. Dr. Martin and his team are prepared to brief you on Invisalign, or even offer alternative orthodontic treatments that may be more effective or beneficial.