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October 18, 2022

Dental Implants During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:24 pm
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Being pregnant requires a big time commitment. Things like visiting the doctor for checkups and updates, decorating the baby’s nursery, and organizing baby showers can take up a lot of time and energy. This can make it difficult to take enough time to care for your health, including that of your smile. Additionally, you may struggle to find time to do things for yourself, such as treatments like dental implants to improve the look of your pearly whites. You may be wondering: is getting dental implants during pregnancy safe? Read on to learn about whether undergoing this treatment poses a risk to you and your soon-to-be-born baby.


October 3, 2022

Cost of Dental Implants: Is It Worth the Investment?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 2:07 am
dentist talking to patient about cost of dental implants

Are you looking to replace missing teeth? Though there are a variety of options available, dental implants are one of the most popular ones. Though the price of dental implants can vary depending on where they are, how many you need, and other factors, a single dental implant typically costs anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000. So, naturally, you’ll want to make sure that you’re making the right choice for your smile. Read on to learn about five reasons why the cost of dental implants is worth it.


September 2, 2022

How Cosmetic Dentistry Boosts Your Career Success

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 5:33 pm
Woman smiling at her office job.

If you have an upcoming interview, looming presentation, or some other type of career-related function on the horizon, you’re probably thinking about how to make sure things go smoothly. One thing to keep in mind is your appearance—these days, a good first impression can go a long way, and something that contributes to this is your smile! That said, many people today are opting to enhance their pearly whites with cosmetic dentistry; and in turn, they’re greatly benefitting in the professional world! Keep reading to learn about four ways that cosmetic dentistry can provide your career with a huge boost.


September 1, 2022

4 Helpful Tips for Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:47 pm
A patient filling out their dental insurance paperwork.

If you have dental insurance, you should be sure that you’re aware of how to utilize your benefits to the fullest! However, this is usually easier said than done; amidst all of the paperwork to fill out, appointments to schedule, and everything else you need to juggle, it can sometimes be tough to get the most out of your coverage. Here are four tips from your dentist to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits and ensure that your smile gets the consistent care that it needs.


August 31, 2022

What You Need to Know About Bruxism and Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:54 pm
male dentist showing female patient dental implant

Bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching, is a common condition. People with bruxism may have a misalignment in their jaw, or they may be unusually stressed. No matter the cause of teeth grinding and jaw clenching, if you need tooth replacement and are interested in dental implants, you will need to seek treatment first. Find out how bruxism and dental implants are related, and what to ask your dentist if you’re interested in getting this tooth replacement. 


July 28, 2022

3 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:44 pm
young man holding an Invisalign clear aligner

In just the last couple of decades, more than 13 million people worldwide have straightened their teeth with Invisalign. It’s no surprise since this treatment is more convenient and comfortable than metal braces. Since then, all sorts of similar clear aligners have appeared on the market, many of which can be ordered through the mail and completed without visiting a dentist. Are these “do-it-yourself” (DIY) clear aligners too good to be true? Sadly, the answer is probably yes. Here are three reasons why you’re better off seeing your dentist for Invisalign!


July 1, 2022

Why Do I Need a Dental Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 8:34 pm
Older woman at her dental implant consultation.

Dental implants are top-of-the-line when it comes to replacing missing teeth. These incredible implants can fully restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites. However, in some cases a dental bone graft is necessary before you’re able to receive dental implants. But if this is something that your dentist has recently brought up, it’s nothing you need to worry about; the procedure is meant to ensure the success of your future implants! That said, here’s more from your dentist about the process.


June 9, 2022

How to Meet Invisalign’s 22-Hour Wear Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 10:07 am
Patient holding Invisalign aligners

While Invisalign trays are removable, that doesn’t mean your dentist wants you to take them out all the time. You likely already know they need to be in your mouth for twenty-two hours a day. Still, that’s easier said than done. What if you forget to put them back in after a snack? What if wearing them makes your teeth feel sore? There are many reasons why you might not wear the aligners as you should.

Thankfully, there are ways to improve your Invisalign wear time. Here’s a summary of the twenty-two-hour rule’s importance and tips for meeting it.


May 10, 2022

Sleeping Pills: Can They Help with Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:52 pm
person taking sleeping pills at night

Do you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? It’s a common disorder that affects millions of Americans every year, causing the body to frequently wake throughout the night. The condition often leaves people feeling lethargic, less functional, and fatigued during the day. Some people are under the assumption that sleeping pills are an effective solution to get a more restful sleep. However, studies show that they can actually do more harm than good. Read on to learn why you should avoid them if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea.


April 8, 2022

Top 3 Essential Oils for Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 10:27 pm

Glass bottles of essential oilsYour body relies on quality sleep to repair and regenerate to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, if you are among the 18 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a good night’s rest isn’t easy to come by without any treatment. While a CPAP and oral appliance can open your airway to prevent interruptions in breathing, there are also natural remedies that may help you get the rest you need. Essential oils are a popular remedy for improving sleep issues, but can they improve your OSA? Here are 3 essential oils that can help you get a better night’s sleep. 


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