How to Stop Snoring: Do Stop Snoring Devices Really Work?

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Snoring is that one thing we wish we never do, and that we hope our significant other never suffers from. While often simply an annoyance, snoring is indicative of a problem with breathing through the nose, and at varying intensities can become a serious impediment to a good night’s sleep. Thankfully, modern medical knowledge has devised several solutions to snoring. Ranging from simple personal practices to implants and devices, snoring can become a thing of the past. Below are several tips and methods to stop snoring, including a couple that can be addressed by a dentist. Do you have a […]

New Study Apparently Shows Flossing Does Not Work – True or False

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Does Flossing Really Work? The Associated Press (AP) published (August 2016) the results of their investigation of flossing benefits when combined with regular tooth brushing. The AP reviewed 25 research studies, compiled over the past 10 years, that focused on the advantages of flossing and brushing compared to brushing alone. Their conclusion: Flossing has little or no effect on removing plaque or encouraging healthy gums. Their report highlights a 2015 study that states “inconsistent/weak evidence” of the value of flossing and brushing. The AP also noted that both the 2010 and 2015 editions of Dietary Guidelines for Americans (published every […]

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