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  • Face Mask-Induced Dry Mouth: A Hidden Threat To Your Oral Health

    Face Mask-Induced Dry Mouth: A Hidden Threat To Your Oral Health

    As we all focus on protecting ourselves against COVID-19, it’s easy to not notice the dryness of our mouths. Bacteria love a dry mouth as it helps them multiply and attack your teeth and gums in a matter of hours. We may be safe from COVID, but most of us are not safe from dental…

  • Why Being A Mouth Breather Is Bad For You?

    Why Being A Mouth Breather Is Bad For You?

    Face masks and face shields can make it difficult for most of us to breathe comfortably. In our effort to get more air, some of us are unconsciously becoming mouth breathers. While it is a sigh of relief, breathing through your mouth puts you at risk for dental and medical conditions. What is mouth breathing?…

  • Breathing problems: can mouth breathing cause oral health issues?

    Breathing problems: can mouth breathing cause oral health issues?

    Breathing is an essential biological process that provides your body with the oxygen it requires for survival while eliminating waste and carbon dioxide. Your lungs have two air passageways – the mouth and the nose, and healthy people use both passageways for breathing. But can mouth breathing cause oral health issues?

  • Can sleep apnea affect your oral health?

    Can sleep apnea affect your oral health?

    We all want two things: fresh breath and a good night’s sleep. Because the two are interrelated, you can get both by paying attention to a few warning signs and talking to Dr. Alston at Genesis Family Dentistry. Let’s look at what sleep apnea is and how it can affect your oral health and quality…