Month: December 2017

How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?

Snoring every night can be a signal of a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). How do you know when your snoring is a sign of something wrong or when it is just simple snoring? Simple snoring can be caused by allergies, a cold or the flu, obesity, certain medications, or other causes. Obstructive… Read more »

Complications From Grinding Your Teeth

Most people who grind their teeth frequently do it during their sleep. So, if you are sleeping when you do it, how do you know if you are grinding your teeth? You may notice that you wake up with headaches or a sore jaw. You could find during the day that you are clenching your… Read more »

Community: Ambassadors For Aging Well

Ambassadors For Aging Well (AFAW) is a volunteer organization that meets twice a month to discuss issues of interest to older residents. The meetings are usually divided as one afternoon meeting and one evening meeting. The inclusive group has no membership free; all meetings and events are free to attend. The group was formerly known… Read more »

Can Sealants Protect My Smile?

Dental sealants are a thin protective layer of bio-compatible plastic material that is applied directly to your teeth. Sealants protect the enamel of your teeth against harmful bacteria and acid. The sealants can prevent plaque and bacteria buildup from hiding in the nooks and crannies of and between your teeth. Dental sealants are often used… Read more »

How A Filling Saves Your Tooth

Prevention and early treatment of dental problems are the best ways to protect your teeth. Tooth decay can often be prevented with good oral hygiene, mindful eating and drinking, and regular visits to your dentist. But even with our best effort, tooth decay can still happen to cause cavities in our teeth. Once tooth decay… Read more »

Nearby Places To Look At Christmas Lights

The first week of December is almost finished, which means that we are well into the holiday season. Part of the joy of holidays is the decorations including the sparkle and wonder of Christmas lights. In and near the City of Mansfield, TX, there are plenty of neighborhoods to stroll through to see some beautiful… Read more »

Smiles Can Stay Healthy During The Holidays

For many people the holiday season can mean a time of overindulgence. The abundance of cookies may have you putting off the thoughts of being healthful until the new year. While tradition and joy should remain throughout your holidays, it is important to remember to protect your smile. There are ways to enjoy the season… Read more »