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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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January 30, 2020

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:32 pm

woman in job interview

You’ve got an interview coming up for the job of your dreams. You couldn’t be more excited. However, a small part of you is nervous about the cracks, chips, stains, or misalignment of your teeth. Will your interviewer think less of you? Will you not get the job because of a flaw in your smile? To avoid taking that risk, let’s talk about some cosmetic dentistry options that can help you land the job.

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December 7, 2019

4 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Porcelain Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 1:23 pm

person brushing their teethIf you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it can be hard to find your confidence while talking to other people. That’s why cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers in Tulsa can be so life-changing. These custom-crafted porcelain shells can completely remodel your grin and turn it into one of your best features, boosting your self-esteem and giving you something worth smiling about. Investing your time and money into a beautiful new set of pearly whites is worth it, but in order to get the most out of them, you’ll want to read on for four maintenance tips that can extend their lifespan. (more…)

November 16, 2019

Grinding Your Teeth at Night? How to Manage Bruxism this Holiday Season

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 3:40 pm

Stressed sleeping woman grinding teethThe holiday season is almost here, which means there are presents to buy, parties to plan, and family gatherings to survive. Most people agree that while the holidays are the best time of year, they can also be the most stressful. Even though grabbing a gift at the store before rushing off to the annual Christmas party at work may feel like just a normal part of the season, a stressful holiday can be damaging. If you ignore your stress during the day, you may be hurting your oral health at night. Many people suffer from something called bruxism, which seriously damage your teeth while you sleep. Bruxism can threaten to keep you from getting into the holiday spirit by causing poor sleep, headaches, and even tooth damage.

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October 2, 2019

Here Are 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 1:48 pm

man using electric toothbrush

October might be the month where the most cavities are formed, due to the high consumption of candy around Halloween. To combat this, October was named National Dental Hygiene Month! It’s an entire month dedicated to learning how to better take care of your teeth and gums. Let’s take a moment to learn about 5 ways you can celebrate this month in style.

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September 4, 2019

How to Celebrate National Gum Care Month by Preventing Gum Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:26 pm

man flossing

Gum disease is a lot more common than you might think. Nearly half the adult population of the U.S. will contract it at some point. It’s also one of the main causes of tooth loss. Fortunately, it’s entirely preventable. Since September is National Gum Care Month, let’s take a closer look at why gums are so important and what you can do to keep gum disease at bay.

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August 21, 2019

5 Tooth-Friendly Items Every School Lunch Needs

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 5:29 pm

school lunches in bagsLife gets a little more hectic when the school year starts, and as a parent, one of the most important things you have to think about is what you’re going to pack for your child’s lunch. The challenge is to create a meal that’s big enough, healthy enough, and tasty enough that your child will actually eat it and feel nice and full afterward, but not drowsy. Another factor to consider is how “tooth-friendly” their lunch is, as diet has a HUGE influence on dental health. To help you cross one more item off your checklist, here are 5 essential items you should always pack to guarantee a healthy, nutritious, and delicious lunch. (more…)

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