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Can Medical Insurance Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

May 8, 2024

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Do you wake up feeling groggy after a full night of rest? Are you constantly feeling exhausted throughout the day? If so, you may have recently decided it’s time to take action. Like many, you start by researching online and quickly realize that you might have sleep apnea. While the condition is treatable, you’re probably wondering if you can afford sleep apnea treatment in Raleigh. Fortunately, if you have medical insurance, there’s a good chance you can receive the care you need without straining your finances. Read on to learn more!


Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which One is Worse for Teeth?

April 3, 2024

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You’ve likely heard that soda isn’t good for your teeth, a concern often mentioned by healthcare professionals, parents, and peers. As a result, you might have switched to “diet” soda, thinking it’s better for your teeth. However, diet soda isn’t much better for your smile than regular soda. To understand more about this, your dentist can help. Keep reading to discover how soda affects your teeth and ways to keep your smile healthy.


New Dentures? What to Expect During the First Month

March 15, 2024

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older man smiling and sitting on his couch

Change can be difficult, to say the least. If you’ve had your dentures for years, you know you should get new ones, but you’re not looking forward to having to adjust to them. The first month of your replacement teeth could be a little uncomfortable and unfamiliar, but it is well worth your while! What will the first month with new dentures be like? Keep reading to find out!


What Are Some Excellent Invisalign Habits?

February 13, 2024

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Woman puts clear aligners on teeth

Since it was introduced in the late nineties, Invisalign has exploded in popularity because it can straighten out a smile without the conspicuous metal components or dietary restrictions that come with traditional orthodontic methods. While many patients consider wearing these virtually invisible clear aligners to be much easier than wearing braces, there are still a few important rules you’ll need to follow to get the most out of your treatment. Here’s a brief list of dos and don’ts to keep in mind with Invisalign.


How Can Exercise Help You Fight Sleep Apnea?

December 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlisk @ 3:43 pm
Man and woman jogging on a sunny path

Sleep apnea makes it difficult to get a good night’s rest, leaving you feeling more tired than normal during the day while also putting your health at risk. So what can you do to keep the disorder under control and enjoy better quality slumber again? In many cases, it can help to change a few habits at home – and one such change that can make a bigger difference than you realize is exercising more often.


Enjoying The Holiday Festivities Without Hurting Your Smile

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlisk @ 8:11 am
Family having a holiday dinner

The holiday season is a time of joy, family gatherings, and, let’s admit it, lots of delicious but sometimes not-so-teeth-friendly treats. From sugary candies to festive drinks, our dental health can take a backseat during these merry times. But fear not! You can still revel in the holiday festivities without compromising your smile. Here’s how:


Questions About Invisalign? Here are the Top 10 FAQs and Their Answers

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlisk @ 2:39 pm
An Invisalign kit displayed on a blue tablecloth

Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. If you’re considering Invisalign or are in the middle of your treatment, you likely have some burning questions.

If you want to see the top 10 frequently asked questions about Invisalign and get the answers you need, continue reading.


3 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Dentures Adjusted

September 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlisk @ 5:06 pm
A person wearing white in the background holding a set of dentures with both hands in the foreground

Dentures are a popular solution for those who have experienced tooth loss. They allow you to maintain the appearance of a beautiful smile all while helping you speak and eat normally. That said, it’s imperative that they fit well to provide these many wonderful advantages.

Unfortunately, after you lose teeth, your jaw begins to shift as your body reabsorbs bone mass that’s no longer needed. Over time this changes the shape of your mouth so that dentures no longer fit properly. This can cause some major issues! Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why it’s so important that your dentures sit the way they’re intended to.


Are Teenagers Good Dental Implant Candidates?

August 11, 2023

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Teenager holds face

Dental implants are considered the single best way to replace missing teeth, but they require that the mouth be adequately mature to be placed properly. While missing teeth can be especially devastating for a teenager, dental implants are probably not the best way to restore them. Here’s why teenagers don’t generally make good implant candidates and why waiting a few years might be favorable.


If It’s Not That Sweet Dream Taking Your Breath Away, It Might Be Sleep Apnea

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlisk @ 9:54 pm
Woman with questioning expression

Sometimes snoring is more than a nuisance; it can be the result of a sleep apnea! This is a dangerous condition that can obstruct a patient’s airway during sleep, causing them to stop and start breathing many times while sleeping. People with this condition can feel exhausted throughout the day without knowing why. Treatments are available, and taking care of the condition can reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Here are some facts about what sleep apnea is and what can be done about it.

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