Posts by Dentistry with TLC
A dental laser releases a tied tongue quickly and painlessly A person who is tongue-tied has an extra connection between the bottom of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. Most commonly, this condition can affect speech. There are many children who undergo several years of speech therapy with little or no improvement until…Read More
Five Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew
Over the past thirteen years I’ve had the opportunity, through teaching, continuing education and international dental organizations, to meet dentists from all over the world. I’ve noticed we each have unique reasons for pursuing dentistry and individual talents within our profession. But, there are some common beliefs we all seem to share. First, we strive…Read More
Why Do I Have Bad Breath?
Bad breath is a nuisance. It can be a barrier in many relationships, and can even cause people to withdraw from social situations. There are several things you can do to combat bad breath. First, make sure you are brushing for at least two minutes every morning and two minutes every night. Most people spend…Read More
Sleep Apnea Kills Princess
According to the Associated Press, sleep apnea was a contributing factor in the death of Carrie Fisher – known to many as the iconic Princess Leia from Star Wars. Ms. Fisher suffered a heart attack on a transatlantic flight and never fully recovered. Her heart condition was due, in part, to her untreated sleep apnea. …Read More
ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF WORK HAVING FUN, NOT AT THE DENTIST
Most people prize their time off work and want to spend it with their family and friends or on vacation. It’s very rare to hear someone say they want to spend their time away from work at the dentist. There are three key things you can do to maximize your time off work and use…Read More
Treat Cold Sores with Dr. Smith’s Dental Laser
and never have a cold sore in that area again! Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few…Read More
Embarrassed By Snoring?
An oral appliance can improve the quality of your sleep and of your relationships It is estimated that about half of all Americans snore. Most people feel embarrassed about snoring. It’s common for people who snore to feel uneasy about sleeping on an airplane, taking family vacations, sharing a hotel room, hunting and camping or…Read More
I Get So Nervous at the Dentist! What Can Help Me Relax?
Most people feel anxious when going to the dentist. Many people need assistance to help relax and have their dental work completed. Dentistry With TLC offers three different options to help you relax. First, Alpha-Stim Ear Clips are a great way to manage anxiety. This technology has been available for about 30 years but very…Read More
Is Poor Sleep Making You Fat?
Oral Appliance Therapy to treat Sleep Apnea helps people lose weight It’s very common for a person who struggles with poor sleep to also struggle with extra weight. When we feel sleep deprived we run low on energy. A natural response to this is to use food to boost our energy during the day. We…Read More
Regular Soda vs. Diet Soda
Is diet soda better for my teeth than regular soda? Many people choose to drink diet soda in an effort to decrease calories and manage their weight. Some people assume having less sugar in their diet will naturally cut down on tooth decay, too. In some cases, this is true. For example, substituting carrots for…Read More