For most of us, caffeine is a daily ritual, part of waking up in the morning, getting through the afternoon, and having a good time at night. Although heavy caffeine use can be a sign of sleep apnea, usually this isn’t a problem, and there is even some evidence suggesting that caffeine use is good […]
New research shows that not getting enough sleep–or getting interrupted sleep because of sleep apnea–impacts your health in many different ways. Not only do you have the direct health effects that come from disturbed sleep, but you experience many indirect effects because you make poor lifestyle choices.
A Wide Range of Behaviors
An observational sleep study of […]
Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry, but most people don’t know much about them. That’s why we decided to expand our information on the website so that people who might benefit from porcelain veneers will know what they are and what they can do. Here’s what we added:
Porcelain Veneers […]
This year, Ramadan, the Islamic Holy month in which many faithful Muslims engage in a long fast during daylight hours, lasts from June 17 to July 17. Ramadan poses many oral health challenges, and it’s important that people practicing the fast take proper care of their teeth and gums during this time.
Since Philadelphia has one […]
Dentistry, in some fashion, is a very old profession. People were drilling teeth and filling cavities in prehistoric periods (though not necessarily at the same time), and the Egyptians even had a name for dentist, irw ibh, and even a name for a master dentist, wr irw ibh. But for most of history dentistry was […]
Treating chronic pain can be a challenge. In many cases, the best treatment we have available are opioid pain relievers. Unfortunately, these pain relievers can result in serious problems. New research suggests that about 25% of patients who have been prescribed opioid pain relievers will abuse them.
As a result, the rates of opioid painkiller abuse […]
According to a report released in May by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of toothlessness among the nation’s elderly has dropped dramatically. This means that senior dental care is changing from a dentures-focused care to focus more and more on maintaining and retaining the remaining teeth.
A Fast Decline in Edentulous Rates
Complete dentures […]
A study looking at veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) puts veterans at increased risk for sleep apnea. The study also showed that there was a correlation between the severity of their PTSD and their sleep apnea risk.
A Surprisingly At-Risk Population
Doctors who work with veterans have […]
In recent years, people have expressed a lot of concern about high fructose corn syrup. In particular, its presence in products, especially soda, has been blamed for rising obesity rates and associated problems such as diabetes and heart disease (though many scientists say this is nonsense, since the body responds basically the same way to […]
If you are worried about how to make the best first impression possible, it’s easy: smile. Smiles are a powerful expression that will increase your ability to make a good first impression, one that will be remembered.
Why Smiles Are Remembered Better
Smiles are different from other facial expressions. They are the expression that is recognized most […]