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A-Listers and Apnea: Limelight Celebs with Sleep Apnea

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 8:44 pm
Celebrity with sleep apnea resting by their pool outside

When you think of celebrities, you may picture them living glamorous and seemingly perfect lives. However, behind their pristine walls and dazzling smiles, many celebrities battle with health issues just like the rest of humanity. For example, many of them suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder where breathing during sleep is repeatedly interrupted.

If you’re curious about which celebrities have opened up about their struggles with sleep apnea and how they cope, continue reading.


A Patient’s Guide a Stressless Dental Checkup

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 10:37 pm
A dentist and patient with good patient habits smiling together

Good etiquette and preparation go a long way in ensuring a positive experience during routine dental visits. Dentists make time for you during their day when you set an appointment, and they are professional people by nature. However, some patient habits can cause them stress and make it harder to complete your checkup.

If you want to avoid stress for you and your dentist, continue reading. Below are five habits you should establish to make checkups a breeze.


Questions You Should Ask Before a Smile Makeover?

November 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 2:28 am

Bright yellow question markIf you don’t like the way your teeth look, your cosmetic dentist can revamp your pearly whites. They can give your smile a makeover using the latest solutions in dentistry. However, a smile makeover is a big investment. Don’t worry if you have a few questions. Here are the answers you need for a picture-perfect smile.


4 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry, Debunked!

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 3:17 pm
Woman smiling with veneers shade samples in front of her face

Have you hesitated to get cosmetic dental work done because you’ve heard bad things about it? Maybe you’re interested in enhancing your smile but heard it’s too expensive or you can’t get the results you want. Here is the truth behind 4 common myths about cosmetic dentistry to help you make an informed decision about your journey to your dream smile.


Your Quick Guide to a Loose Tooth as an Adult

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 10:09 pm
a woman checking her loose tooth in the mirror

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many Americans have lost at least 12 teeth by the time they turn 50 years old. Given that average adults have 32 pearly whites, losing such a large number of pearly whites would definitely impact overall well-being. So, if you notice that one of your teeth has become loose, it’s vital to take care of your dental emergency as soon as possible! Read on about the causes of loose teeth in adults and your next steps.


Can Tooth Discoloration Be Genetic?

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 12:42 am
a family smiling together

Studies have shown that one of the first things people notice about others is their smiles. But what exactly are they noticing? One of the main things that stands out is the tooth color. Unfortunately, if you have discoloration or staining, you might not feel very confident in showing your grin. You may even take exceptional care of your pearly whites, but they just never seem to brighten. One of the reasons for this may be that you inherited the color of your teeth! Read on to learn more about the connection between tooth discoloration and genetics, as well as what your dentist can do to help!


Tired of Your Yellow Teeth? Here’s What to Know!

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 1:35 am
a smile with half yellow teeth half professionally whitened teeth

When it comes to your smile, your pearly whites are the most important part! A bright and healthy one can make a lasting impression on people and add to your self-confidence. Unfortunately, stains on your teeth may make affect your appearance and make you feel hesitant to flash a grin at others. The good news is that most discoloration can be fixed to reveal whiter teeth! Read on to learn about the three types of tooth stains and how you can achieve a beautiful, confident smile.


Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:57 am

Do you have a furry friend? Most people do. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. Of that statistic, more than half say that they allow their pets to sleep in the bedroom with them. However, researchers found that snuggling up with your pet at night can have surprising effects on your quality of rest, especially if you have sleep apnea. Read on to learn what you should know about pets and sleep apnea.


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Your Career?

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 8:20 am
A man undergoing cosmetic dental treatments

If you’re looking to advance your career, you’ve probably tried various things. After all, it’s not hard to find work tips like revising your resume, earning new certificates, etc. However, did you know a great smile often leads to work success? Furthermore, cosmetic dental treatments could give you one in just a few short appointments. To prove it, your Chevy Chase dentist is here with the details. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that boosts your career.


4 Common Cosmetic Issues Dental Bonding Can Address

August 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:22 pm
a dentist holding an ultraviolet light up to a tooth to cure composite resin

Over years of life experience, smiles can become damaged and imperfect. While some people are just fine with this, others may have their confidence impacted by chips, gaps between teeth, and discoloration. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental treatments, like bonding, out there that are cost-effective and can last for years with the proper care. Read on to learn what four common cosmetic problems bonding can address and whether it’s the right treatment option for you.

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