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Is Sugar Bad For Teeth?

Health information is always changing, but one piece of advice has stayed the same: dentists say sugar is bad for teeth. Why hasn’t this advice changed over the years? Is sugar really as bad for teeth as we’ve been told?…

FAQ: How Your Dentist Can Help You Stop Snoring

Sleep apnea is one of the most under-diagnosed health problems in American adults. One of the most common sleep apnea symptoms is snoring -- although not everyone who snores has sleep apnea -- and there are several different options available…

Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

If you’ve been avoiding making that dentist appointment because you’re apprehensive about the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. Research has shown that up to 15% of Americans avoid seeing their dentist out of fear. Dr. James Furgurson’s team at Chapel…

Gum Disease Affects Half of American Adults

Periodontal disease is a common oral health condition that affects half of American adults over 30, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world. This disease, also called gum disease or periodontitis, is linked to several…

3 Reasons to Restore Your Smile

While you may not like the appearance of overcrowded, chipped, crooked, or missing teeth, there are actually several reasons why it’s important to consider restorative dentistry. Some dental problems can actually have a long-term impact on your overall health. Chapel…

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe?

Activated charcoal has been incorporated into many commercially-available cosmetics products such as face wash, makeup, and now, even toothpaste. It’s marketed in toothpaste as a way to naturally whiten teeth, but does it actually work or is it a gimmick…