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October 22, 2020

4 Health Consequences of Not Treating Your Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:07 pm
Closeup of clipboard with the words sleep apnea

According to the American Sleep Association, a whopping 25 million U.S. adults have sleep apnea. Perhaps more alarming, roughly 80% of cases go undiagnosed. Since this disorder can do more than wreak havoc on your sleep, it is important to seek treatment for sleep apnea in Tulsa as soon as you experience common symptoms (i.e., daytime drowsiness, morning headaches, etc.). Otherwise, it can impact your overall health in the form of the below conditions.


September 26, 2020

How to Recognize If Your Dental Implant Is Failing

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 5:48 pm
woman in pain experiencing dental implant failure in Tulsa

These days, you have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to replacing missing teeth. More and more people are beginning to recognize the benefits that dental implants have over alternative choices. For example, because they are firmly embedded into the jawbone, they have a success rate of more than 95%, even after decades. However, there is still a small chance that your implant could fail. In this blog, we explore how to identify (and prevent) dental implant failure in Tulsa.


August 7, 2020

Why You Should Never Feel Embarrassed at the Dentist’s Office

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:44 pm
a young woman holding her hands over her mouth out of embarrassment at the dentist’s office

Are you contemplating putting off your upcoming dental appointment because you’re worried you’ll be judged by your dentist and team members? This common feeling is what keeps many adults from receiving the care they need to avoid more serious problems in the future. In reality, there is no need to be embarrassed at the dentist. Why? Because they’re your friend and greatest ally when it comes to combatting tooth decay, gum disease, and even bad breath. Before you opt to hide in shame, learn what your dentist is really thinking and how they can help you on your path to better oral health.


July 7, 2020

What Happens If I Don’t Get My Wisdom Teeth Out When I Should?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 8:50 pm
Woman hand on cheek wonders about wisdom teeth removal in Tulsa

Has your dentist recently suggested that you have your wisdom teeth removed? If you can’t even see or feel these teeth yet, you may be wondering if it’s really necessary to have them removed. However, your dentist will typically only recommend this common type of tooth extraction if it will save you an extensive amount of time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Here’s what you need to know about your developing third molars and why wisdom teeth removal in Tulsa is a smart choice when recommended by your dentist.


June 17, 2020

What to do If Your Dental Crown Falls Out

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 6:59 pm
Woman with lost dental crown in Tulsa covers mouth with hand

A dental crown is a durable, tooth-shaped cap that can improve the strength, shape, and appearance of a tooth. In most cases, these versatile restorations can last 10-15 years or more. However, they’re not impervious to accidents that may damage, loosen, or knock them out of place. Typically, a lost dental crown in Tulsa is not a dental emergency, but you should always call your dentist right away to be sure. Here’s a step-by-step guide to keep your smile safe if your dental crown falls off.


May 4, 2020

What Personal Protective Equipment is Your Dentist Wearing to Combat COVID-19?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 2:34 am
a dentist wearing protective eyewear, lab coat, and a face mask

Before COVID-19, could you honestly say you knew what the term “personal protective equipment” meant? Unless you worked in the healthcare field, you likely wondered what PPE stood for and how it pertained to a rapidly spreading virus. Now that it has become common within households throughout the world, you may be curious to know how they are playing a role in other areas apart from hospitals and doctor’s offices. In your local dental office, your dentist and team members are relying on these methods of protection to keep everyone better protected from harmful bacteria and airborne particles. So which ones are most important? Let your dentist in Tulsa explain.


April 28, 2020

How Telemedicine Increases Access to Sleep Apnea Therapy

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 6:04 pm

woman in yellow shirt attending telemedicine appointment on her tabletTelemedicine has been around for quite a while now, but it is becoming ever more important as people do their best to comply with social distancing recommendations. But what about dentistry? Can certain services be completed digitally? Yes. In fact, at Glisten Dental, we are now offering remote sleep apnea appointments. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about the benefits of telemedicine and how we can get you on the path to better sleep without you having to visit our office.


3 Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 3:47 pm

woman drinking water

Many of us have heard that we should sip water every 15 minutes, especially now during the time of COVID-19. The idea behind this is that, if the virus is present in your mouth, the water will push it down into your stomach, where the acid will kill it and prevent it from entering your lungs and wreaking havoc. In addition to preventing the coronavirus, frequently drinking water has plenty of other benefits, specifically in regard to your oral health. Here are just a few of them.


March 7, 2020

How to Improve Your Oral Health with the Right Foods

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 3:06 pm

a spread of healthy foods including fish, lean meats, fruits, and vegetablesMarch is National Nutrition Month, which means your dentists and doctors will be discussing healthier food options that can keep your teeth and gums free of decay and disease. Wait…dentists? Why would a dentist care about what you eat? The reason is that many of the nutrients found in certain foods can actually work to improve your oral health. So, which ones do you choose? Listen to your local dental professional who can help you make the right decisions when it comes to what you should consume for healthier teeth and gums.


February 14, 2020

Who Knew Your Gums Could Affect your Heart Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 8:40 pm

Woman smilingFebruary is an important month. It marks a time of recognition for the American Heart Association and gum disease awareness. However, this is more than just a coincidence. While it may seem surprising, the health of your gums can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of your heart. But how does this occur? Keep reading to learn how your gums affect your heart and what you can do to stay healthy.


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