What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has become the hot topic of concern for public health. A study by the Institute of Medicine reports that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness. The effects of sleep loss have been associated with increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke….

Bone Loss and Facial Changes After Tooth Loss

You’ve been told that your tooth cannot be saved and now needs to be removed. Next, you have to make a decision regarding what the best course of treatment is for you. With all of the advancements in modern dentistry, the options for replacing teeth can seem endless. Well, before you decide, let’s talk about…

Healthy Gums Contribute to a Healthier Heart

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women?  With over 600,000 Americans dying from heart disease on a yearly basis, changes in diet and lifestyles are important. There are many changes recommended by years of research, but did you know that seeing your…

Invisalign

The best dental work is the least dental work. Teeth that fit together properly need less dental work. Malocclusion, or teeth that are not aligned correctly, can create problems by putting unnatural stress and pressure on individual teeth and jaws joints. Premature tooth wear, chipping or fracturing of teeth, jaw joint pain, abfractions (small notches…

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Options

Grateful Dental treats gum disease using many non-surgical treatments, including but not limited to deep cleanings, diode lasers, antibacterial mouth rinses and Arestin.  We also recommend an all-natural gel called AO ProVantage Gel by Periosciences. This aqueous gel can be applied after your proper oral hygiene routine.  It is best used following the use of…