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How Does a Dentist Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder in which a person actually stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. Usually, a person isn’t aware that they wake up gasping for breath after these episodes. A spouse or partner is typically the one to alert them of the instances.

Although dentists cannot provide an official diagnosis for sleep apnea, these professionals are often the first people to come into contact with the disorder and can provide further guidance and even initiate treatment.

Here’s how your dentist can help with your sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: HOW DOES A DENTIST DIAGNOSE SLEEP APNEA?

How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

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Tooth decay happens for a variety of reasons, and although sugar itself can certainly lead to cavity formation, it doesn’t do it by itself.

So what exactly is sugar’s role in dental caries? Here we discover how cavities form and what sugar has to do with it.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: HOW DOES SUGAR CAUSE CAVITIES?

Steps to Stop Clenching Your Teeth

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Clenching your teeth and jaw can be extremely damaging to your oral health. Not only does it put stress on the jaw muscles, it also puts an undue amount of stress on your teeth. Your teeth were meant for chewing, not for clenching!

You can take simple steps to stop clenching your teeth and prevent damage to your gum tissue and tooth enamel with the help of your dentist. Here’s how.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: STEPS TO STOP CLENCHING YOUR TEETH

Top Signs of Wisdom Tooth Infection

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Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. When your wisdom teeth don’t have room to come in all the way, they may only erupt through the gums partially, or push horizontally against the other teeth. Either way, these impacted wisdom teeth can cause damage through crowding or problems with the gum tissue. Partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause bacteria to grow, causing pericoronitis, or an infection in your wisdom teeth.

What are the signs of a wisdom tooth infection? Here’s what you need to look out for!

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: TOP SIGNS OF WISDOM TOOTH INFECTION

Teeth-Friendly Foods Your Child Is Sure to Love

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Your child’s primary teeth are just as important as their adult teeth. Their baby teeth set the stage for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Plus, having your child take care of their teeth sets up future habits that will last for life.

Brushing and flossing are great, but what about the foods your child eats? Diet hugely impacts oral health. Having your kids eat the right foods and develop healthy snacking habits can not only help protect their smile from tooth decay, but strengthen it to be healthy for life.

Here are some of the top teeth-friendly foods your child is sure to love!

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: TEETH-FRIENDLY FOODS YOUR CHILD IS SURE TO LOVE

Why Has One of My Teeth Become Discolored?

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You want all your teeth to be the same color. It’s understandable—even one tooth that’s a different color sticks out, especially if it’s one of your front teeth. Teeth that become discolored do so for a reason, so it’s always best to get that tooth checked out by your dentist. What are some of the reasons that teeth become discolored? Here’s a list of the top ways one of your teeth can turn brown, yellow, or gray.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: WHY HAS ONE OF MY TEETH BECOME DISCOLORED?

Your Feedback Is Very Important to Us!

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Some of the best feedback our team can receive are the kind reviews from our patients.

“I can’t say enough good things about this office! Dr. Bucker and his staff have went above and beyond to help me achieve the smile i wanted! Not only am I very impressed with Dr. Bucker but his assistant Melissa, the front desk girls and hygienist are all wonderful! I feel very lucky to have found not just a talented dentist but one who is just as kind! I have recommend several people to the office and they are all happy as well!”

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Carpathian Dental Is Proud to Be the Official Dentist for Our New Binghamton Devils

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Carpathian Dental is proud to welcomes the Binghamton Devils, our new professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team will play in Binghamton, New York at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, and as with our previous team, the Binghamton Senators, Carpathian Dental will continue to serve as the official dentist for the Binghamtom Devils.

Our entire Carpathian staff is excited to support our new local team with comprehensive dental care, from regular cleanings to more advanced cosmetic dentistry and dental restorations.

Go Devils!!!!

Are Dentures Only for Older People?

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Dentures are replacements for your natural teeth that are budget-friendly, easy to use, and help you have a natural smile again. They also help you to speak and chew properly when you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth.

Although dentures tend to be common among older people, the truth is that dentures are an effective tooth replacement for just about anyone. Here’s why.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: ARE DENTURES ONLY FOR OLDER PEOPLE?

Patient Satisfaction Is Our Priority!

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Patient satisfaction is the foundation of our practice, and these kind words mean a great deal to us. 

“This place is top notch! Lisa is the best dental hygienist I have ever had. I don’t normally have a strong opinion of healthcare professionals, but she really goes above and beyond to form a relationship with her patients and make sure they feel relaxed and comfortable. She is so warm and always happy. She felt like a trustworthy friend after just one visit!
My dentist was Dr. Bucker and the experience was always very pleasant. Thankfully, I didn’t need any actual work done so our time together was limited, but, if I did I would have 100% confidence in Dr. Bucker.
I recently moved out of the area and just had a terrible experience with one of those “chain” dental groups. I felt homesick for this dental group immediately. It is hard to find high-quality trustworthy healthcare. This place is definitely it.”

E.P.

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