Entries by Sue Gross

Sleep Apnea and Your Oral Health

The National Institutes of Health describes sleep apnea as a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. According to The National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience a partially or fully blocked airway due to: More-relaxed-than-normal throat […]

Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Tooth abrasion is most simply defined as the interaction of teeth with other materials, one of which is toothpaste. Manufacturers add abrasive ingredients to toothpastes to effectively remove plaque and stain from the teeth, such as alumina, hydrated silica, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate and baking soda. If you’re like most people, you pick the toothpaste […]