The Tooth Doc

Sleep apnea is more than a bad night

The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

A good night’s rest? Not with sleep apnea. At a certain time of night, many of us go to bed to get some sleep without a second thought, but in reality, some of us stop breathing in our sleep up to hundreds of times per night and have no clue. How does this happen, and…
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Does your child need interceptive orthodontics

Concerned About Your Child’s Bite? Learn About Interceptive Orthodontics

Getting braces can seem like a right of passage or coming of age occurrence for pre-adolescents and teenagers. And kids can need braces or orthodontics for various reasons, including crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or malocclusion. However, with interceptive orthodontics, parents can help get their kids ahead of the game, lessening the length of treatment that…
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The Tooth Doc gives patient-centered orthodontics

What Does a Patient-Centered Approach to Orthodontics Look Like?

When we go to the doctor, we want to ensure they listen to us and take our needs and concerns seriously. It’s no different when going to the dentist, especially when discussing orthodontics. And for this reason, the concept of a patient-centered approach to orthodontics has become increasingly commonplace. For a good cause, too, as…
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Oral appliance and how it can help

Treat Your Airway Obstructions With Oral Appliance Therapy

What are the benefits of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnea treatment? How do you sleep at night? Are you among the lucky few who can fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow? Or does it take a couple of duvet tosses and pillow punches to get you in the “right” position?…
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Home remedies for a toothache

8 Things You Can Do Right Now for a Toothache

Tips & Tricks to Relieve Emergency Tooth Pain The pain of a dental emergency is never pleasant. What can you do at home to manage your discomfort before you go in to see the dentist? Here are 8 tips and tricks to help temporarily relieve the pain of a toothache.  1. Do a visual check. …
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Straight teeth is more than just looks

10 Key Benefits of Having Straight Teeth That Go Beyond Aesthetics

Can an orthodontic dentist affect your overall well-being? Have you ever heard of the word eudaimonia? This is a Greek word philosophers often take to mean “the condition of human flourishing.” Prioritizing eudaimonia in our lives may mean we work out to be strong and hearty instead of comparing our bodies to others’. Prioritizing your…
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Orthodontics FAQ

Your Top 10 FAQs About Orthodontics

Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions Did you know that approximately four million Americans are wearing braces at any one time? And it’s not just kids who are getting orthodontics these days. Something else you might not realize is that orthodontic treatment options extend far beyond traditional braces. There is a wide range of…
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Find the best orthodontic care out there

How to Find Omaha’s Best Orthodontic Care

We don’t want just anyone doing the work when it comes to our teeth. Selecting the right orthodontist for you is a pretty big deal and shouldn’t be underestimated. Whether you’re planning to use an orthodontist for yourself or your children, you want to know that you’re getting the best treatment available at a price…
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Anyone can benefit from orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic Treatment Is Effective for Children, Teens, and Adults

A straight smile starts at any age. Straight teeth and a well-aligned bite look beautiful, but orthodontics has a lot more to offer than cosmetic advantages alone. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate jaw pain, prevent teeth damage, enhance overall oral health, reduce risks of dental problems, and boost self-confidence and mental wellness. Even better, orthodontic treatment…
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Don't let gum disease take your teeth

Don’t Lose Your Teeth; Take Care of Your Gums

Prevent Gum Disease Related Tooth Loss Do you know what the leading cause of tooth loss is in adults? Many people guess tooth decay, but the correct answer is actually gum disease. More specifically, periodontitis—the most advanced form of this disease—is the most common reason for adult tooth loss. Over half of adults have some…
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