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Snoring occurs when air passes through the throat and causes your soft tissue to vibrate. Snoring can affect everyone, but generally overweight males are affected by it the most. Occasional snoring is usually not a sign of trouble, but frequent snorers may be at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). 50% of frequent snorers have …
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Oral Cancer exam Sidney, OH

When we last left you, we had discussed two oral cancer screening options. This week, we would like to discuss what some of the early warning signs of oral cancer are. It is important to remember that oral cancer is easily treatable when caught in the early stages. Over 42,000 people were expected to be diagnosed …
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Oral cancer screening Sidney, OH

If caught in the early stages, oral cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. Generally, people do well while they are being treated, and, luckily, catching oral cancer early is possible because of the access to screening options. There are two main forms of oral cancer screening; one is called OralCDx, and …
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cavity prevention Sidney, OH

Halloween is almost here, and, as everyone prepares for the scariest day of the year, dentists also prepare for the scariest day of their year. Halloween is fun for children, but their teeth suffer from the excess candy they tend to eat following Halloween. This year, we would like to offer you a couple of …
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Bad Breath Sidney, OH

Flossing your teeth is a critically important activity that some do not do regularly, or skip altogether. Here is why you should floss every day: Halitosis, or more commonly known as “bad breath,” is actually more frequent than most individuals realize. Bad breath is an important dental health issue. Bad breath is more than an …
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Oral Cancer Sidney Ohio

Smoking cigarettes or using another form of tobacco is extremely dangerous for your oral and overall health. Oral cancer is an extremely prevalent disease with over 40,000 people diagnosed in 2012. Even if you have not used tobacco products during your life, you should still be aware of oral cancer. It is reported that a …
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Cavities Sidney Ohio

Nobody wants to go to the dentist with a mouth full of tooth decay and cavities. You know why? This means more chair time, more drilling, and way less fun. When you hear “cavity” at the dentist’s office, that means you need a restoration (filling, crown, etc.). This is never good news for you… Restorations …
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Dental Emergency

Have you ever had, or heard of, a dental emergency? The most common dental emergencies include having a tooth knocked out, cracking a tooth, biting down too hard on your tongue or cheek, or severe toothaches from infections or cavities. Whether you sustain a blow to the face/mouth or have been ignoring a toothache for …
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Gum Disease

Often you hear the terms gum disease and gingivitis, and they are used almost interchangeably. In addition to gum disease and gingivitis, you may also hear the terms periodontitis, periodontal disease or pyorrhea. You might be confused if all of these things are the same, or if they are different, but similar, diseases. If your …
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Oral Health Sidney

Many of Dr. Van Treese’s young patients in the Sidney, OH area are undergoing some sort of orthodontic treatment. While receiving orthodontic treatment will improve the cosmetics of your smile, the functionality of your mouth, and your long-term health, it can have adverse effects on your current oral health. The reason for these adverse effects …
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