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An Affordable Sleep Apnea Solution

July 16th, 2019

Do you have sleep apnea? Many people might not even know that they have sleep apnea; all they know if that they are always tired. However, it is just your sleep that is disrupted by this disorder; it is also the sleep of anyone around you at night, and more.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing at night due to closed airways in your throat. It is important to know if you have sleep apnea not only because it disrupts your sleep but because it can be a deadly disorder.

What are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?

  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Gasping
  • Morning headaches
  • Abfractions
  • Sleep Bruxism
  • Depression
  • Morning irritability
  • Gout
  • And more

What are the Solutions to Sleep Apnea?

At Coshocton Dentistry, we offer oral appliances that allow you to have more airflow while breathing. These appliances are little mouth guards that you wear at night, and they are very comfortable and very affordable.

When you come in for sleep apnea treatment, we start with a consultation where we talk through your medical history and other sleep studies you may have had done so we can get you the correct treatment.


If you or your partner have sleep apnea, contact us at Coshocton Dentistry today. We offer consultation to see if our oral appliances can help you achieve a better night sleep without having to be uncomfortable!

Clear Aligners Can Help Fix Crowded Teeth, Gap Teeth, and Overbites!

July 9th, 2019

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Clear Aligners are a series of thin and transparent aligners that gradually move your teeth into a predetermined computer-generated position. These aligners can help people with all different types of tooth issues, whether it is tooth crowding, gaps in between your teeth, or an overbite.

Clear Aligners for an Overcrowed Mouth

For example, this patient had crowded teeth, and as a result, their teeth were rotated and not straight. With Clear Aligners, we were able to give them a perfect smile in just twelve months!

Clear Aligners for Gap Teeth

Patients who have gaps in between their teeth know that they aren't just unsightly, but they can also cause problems with speech. However, these issues can be resolved quickly and painlessly with Clear Aligners. This patient got their perfect smile in just ten months!

Clear Aligners for Overbites

The third example we have today is a patient with a severe overbite. Even though this was an extreme overbite, we were able to straighten their teeth and adjust their bite in just fourteen months.

Typical Treatment Time for Clear Aligners

The treatment time will always vary depending on the person, but most treatment times are between twelve and sixteen months!

Not only do they not take years upon years to work, but they are also extremely comfortable. Unlike traditional braces, they are removable so that you can eat whatever you would like without getting it stuck in your teeth!

Though you can take them out, they should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day so that they work better and faster.

Am I a Candidates for Clear Aligners?

We have found that most of our patients who use clear aligners are patients didn't have the ability to get braces when they were younger, or they had braces and their teeth have since relapsed.

However, we are happy to have you in for a complimentary consultation to make sure you're a good candidate for our clear aligners because there are some qualifiers. First off, your teeth must be healthy. We would not be able to use clear aligners on unhealthy teeth as it may further any issues you may be having.


If you have always wanted a to get rid of that overbite, gap tooth, or just a straighter smile in general, contact us at Coshocton Dentistry today!

What Does My Dentist Need to Know About My General Health?

July 2nd, 2019

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Many people don't always associate dental health with their overall health, but they go hand in hand. The mouth is the entrance to all your organs and your whole body. An unhealthy mouth can lead to bad overall health and vice versa. At the same time, there are factors of your general health that can affect the actions of your dental health care providers.

There are many things that your dentist needs to know about your overall health, but some of the most important are: what drugs are you taking, what are the side effects of those drugs, and do you have artificial joints. All of these questions may seem unnecessary or unrelated to your dental health, but they are actually really essential!

What Prescriptions and Drugs are You Taking and Why?

There are many cases where certain drugs can react differently when mixed with other drugs. This is why it is important for you and your dentist to understand which drugs you are on and why so that we do not negate the drug you are taking.

It does happen that some patients do not know what drugs they are on. In this case, we will contact your physicians to make sure that we do not put you in jeopardy.

For example, if you were on a bisphosphonate, a drug used to treat osteoporosis and similar diseases, and you had any form of dental surgery, it could result in major complications including osteonecrosis of the jaw. This is an extreme case, but it is always better to be safe.

What are the Common Side Effects of These Drugs?

Some drugs can cause side effects which can impact your dental health. One of the most common side effects of many drugs is dry mouth. A lack of saliva is bad for your dental health because your saliva help prevents decay in your teeth. Therefore, a lack of saliva leads to an increased chance of tooth decay.

Do You Have Artificial Joints?

Oftentimes, artificial joint patients are put on antibiotics to reduce their chance of infection in any dental surgery. However, if your dentist does not know that you have an artificial joint then you are at risk for infection.

Overall, it is important to be aware of your overall health and share it with your dentist. Be sure to talk with your other doctors and your dentist before any surgery and make sure you know what kind of drugs you are taking, why you are taking them and how they can impact your dental health.


If you have any questions about how the drugs you are taking can affect your dental health, contact us at Coshocton Dentistry today! We can help you book an appointment and share more information about how your general health is associated with your dental health.

 

OraVerse Makes Your Trip to the Dentist More Comfortable

May 3rd, 2019

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A lot of people are scared to go to the dentist, and many people don't go because they're scared. The statistics tell us that only 50% of the population goes to the dentist on a regular basis.

Patient Comfort is Important to Us

At Coshocton, we've made it our mission to make sure that any anyone that we see in our office is comfortable no matter what it takes. Patient comfort is something we take to heart. We want to make sure that every experience and every visit is as comfortable and as painless as possible.

One of the reasons we care so much about patient comfort is because your dental health isn’t always just about your teeth. Your dental health can affect your overall health as well!

How OraVerse Makes You More Comfortable at the Dentist

We try everything we can to make a trip to our office as easy as possible and one way we do this is with OraVerse. In most cases after a procedure, patients will feel groggy the rest of the day due to the anesthetic. This can be a really big burden, especially if they have to go back to work or school after their appointment.

OraVerse is a fantastic new product that can reverse the numbing/ groggy effects form the procedure and allow the patient to be back to normal in just one hour!

Another great thing about OraVerse is that it is included with the procedure with no added expense!


The dentist shouldn't be a scary thing, and it shouldn't be a painful thing, but for a lot of people that that fear is real. We really take that to heart and are continually working on new ways to make our patients more comfortable.

Contact Coshocton

If you need preventative maintenance, implants, cosmetic dentistry, treatments, or any other dental service, contact us at Coshocton Dentistry where we care about your comfort and your health!

 

Straighten Your Smile With Clear Aligners

April 12th, 2019

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We all know the importance of a beautiful smile. Over the years, as technology advances, we have found that one of the best new ways to achieve that is what we call clear aligners.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are a new way of straightening your teeth without having to use any metal wires like with traditional braces. We correct your teeth by using a series of clear removable trays that are very comfortable. They're easy to use, and they're very effective.
In addition, they are less invasive compared to orthodontics and they are great because when you have them in most people can't even really tell that they're there.

How Clear Aligners Work

We can make your personalized series with our computer. Then you wear each one for about two weeks. Each tray moves your teeth approximately 1 1/2 millimeter. Each patient's treatment duration will vary, depending on how their teeth are positioned before the beginning of treatment. But, over a period of time, we can get your teeth into the desired position.

Am I a Candidates for Clear Aligners?

We have found that most of our patients who use clear aligners are patients didn't have the ability to get braces when they were younger, or they had braces and their teeth have since relapsed.

However, we are happy to have you in for a complimentary consultation to make sure you're a good candidate for our clear aligners because there are some qualifiers. First off, your teeth must be healthy. We would not be able to use clear aligners on unhealthy teeth as it may further any issues you may be having.


If you want to straighten your smile but don't want to worry about those pesky metal wires, then contact us today to see if you are a candidate for clear aligners!

Welcome to Our Blog

January 16th, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about  the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

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