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uptown dental sleep apnea Sleep Apnea & Dental Health

Posted on: June 10th, 2024 by | No Comments

Snoring. At least 25 percent of adults do it regularly, and approximately 45 percent snore occasionally. Some of those people have obstructive sleep apnea, which is like snoring to the extreme. Sleep apnea often includes loud gasps, snorts, or choking sounds that indicate disruptions to breathing. Not only does sleep apnea result in less restful […]

silver vs composite fillings Silver vs. Composite Fillings

Posted on: April 18th, 2024 by | No Comments

Have you ever wondered about the difference between silver and composite fillings? These two types of fillings, as well as the occasional gold filling, have been used by dentists to fill cavities for decades. Both are durable, safe, and affordable, but have different advantages and disadvantages. Take a moment to learn more about dental fillings […]

options for replacing missing teeth Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Posted on: March 4th, 2024 by | No Comments

If you’re missing a tooth, you have two options for replacing it and keeping your smile intact. The options for long-term tooth replacement now include not only dentures such as bridges but also tooth implants. What you choose depends on where the tooth was and if you want a faster replacement tooth or a more […]

uptown dental nursing moms dental health Nursing Moms and Dental Health

Posted on: January 22nd, 2024 by | No Comments

Every mom wants to give her baby the best possible start in life, and many prefer to nurse the baby themselves or provide a combination of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Whatever you decide to do, you still need to take care of yourself. Post-pregnancy dental care is much like dental care during pregnancy, as the […]

bleeding gums Reasons for Bleeding Gums

Posted on: November 30th, 2023 by | No Comments

Are you seeing red in the sink when you finish flossing or brushing? This is an indicator of bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are not normal and may be a sign of gum disease or other health issues. Regular, gentle brushing and flossing help prevent bleeding gums by removing bacteria and preventing plaque buildup on your […]

what to know about dental x-rays What to Know About Dental X-Rays

Posted on: November 1st, 2023 by | No Comments

Dental X-rays serve as one of the most important diagnostic tools available in dentistry today. At Uptown Dental, high-resolution digital x-ray technology provides quality views of teeth, gum tissue, and bone. Regular dental x-rays, scheduled annually or every other year, can help detect cavities between teeth, abscesses, and other infections, and issues with tooth development. […]

women's hormones and dental health Women’s Hormones and Dental Health

Posted on: October 3rd, 2023 by | No Comments

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers and coordinators. Produced by several organs, glands, and tissues, hormones are essential to your health, including your dental health. So, when people’s hormones change, as they do in perimenopause and menopause, different systems in your body can be affected, including your dental health and oral health. For women, hormonal […]

improve halitosis 3 Ways to Improve Halitosis: Tongue Scraping, Flossing & Mouthwash

Posted on: August 24th, 2023 by | No Comments

Let’s talk about halitosis—bad breath. Not fun to talk about, but even less fun to realize you have halitosis. Good oral health care can prevent halitosis, but sometimes, it is caused by medications and medical conditions associated with dry mouth. Bad breath can also be a sign of infection, chronic gastrointestinal reflux, or even some […]

baby teething Baby Teething 101

Posted on: July 14th, 2023 by | No Comments

The process of teething can be a challenging one for parents, as it takes place over the course of a baby’s growth starting at about 6 months old. Teething symptoms can begin earlier, because the teeth are growing and emerging gradually. Some babies get their first tooth by 4 months, while others don’t get a […]

osteoporosis and oral health Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Posted on: May 31st, 2023 by | No Comments

Approximately 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis, a disease that affects bone density. It literally means “porous bone,” and it can weaken bones to the point of making them brittle. When it comes to oral health, osteoporosis can also affect your jaw and teeth. In fact, receding gums are among the symptoms, and […]