While most dental issues probably won’t kill you, oral cancer is a condition that could be life-threatening if it isn’t spotted early. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or have a family history of cancer, you are at most risk for developing oral cancer. It usually presents itself as a persistent sore or growth in the … Continue reading The Dirty Dozen – 12 Symptoms That Might Signal Oral Cancer
He’s the perfect guy; thoughtful, loving, and caring. There’s just one problem — he’s a snorer! He snores so loud that you can barely sleep at night, and you don’t know how much longer you can go without sleep. Well, in actuality, both of you are probably not getting much sleep despite his loud testament … Continue reading Snoring Is NOT Sexy! Your Dentist Can Help.
You may associate your twice-yearly dental checkup with x-rays and teeth cleaning, but what about an oral cancer screening? According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, regular checkups that include screening for oral cancer can save lives. That’s why at GPS Dentistry, we include oral cancer screenings during regular checkups. Here are some important things to … Continue reading Why We Perform Oral Cancer Screenings during Dental Checkups
After the results of your sleep study, the sentence was in: CPAP, every night, life sentence. At first, you might’ve felt relieved. Grateful, even. At some point, some geniuses invented a machine that helps you sleep better, and could even save your life! What a great time to be alive, you might have thought at … Continue reading Do You Hate Your CPAP Machine? Try This Simple Fix for Sleep Apnea
Permanent adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes even with good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and preventative care, a tooth might need to be extracted. No one likes to have a tooth pulled, but often it is an unavoidable fact of life. All too often here at GPS Dental, we get … Continue reading Don’t Procrastinate with Tooth Extractions
Dental implants are rapidly gaining popularity as the most preferred tooth replacement option, owing to their durability, strength, and convenience. However, implants cannot be durable or successful unless they are firmly embedded within the jaw bone. In these cases, dentists restore the thickness of the jaw bones with the help of a bone augmentation or … Continue reading Bone Grafting 101 + Why You Might Need It
The back-to-school season is about to start! For many, this means heading to your nearest office supply store and stocking up on paper, pens, and notebooks, and then going to school orientation to find out who this year’s teachers are going to be. But for the team at GPS Dental, back to school means dental … Continue reading Back-to-School Checklist: Schedule Your Dental Exam!
No one likes missing teeth. When it comes to tooth replacement, you have options. Whether you are considering dental implants for cosmetic reasons or functional reasons, there are several factors you’ll want to keep in mind before making your decision. Let the experts at GPS Dental walk you through some circumstances that might mean an … Continue reading Are Dental Implants Right for You? What Makes a Bad Implant Candidate?
Warm sun, a comfy chair and a cool drink. That is the best feeling of summer. Nostalgia hits a high note when you have to race the drips from your ice cream cone so you don’t end up with sticky hands. Cold treats on hot days means summer has arrived. When things really heat up, … Continue reading 4 Fruity Recipes That Will Kick Your Ice Cream Craving This Summer
Tooth replacement is a very personal process with a lot of variables. Healthy teeth and gums can change more than just the way you eat; your quality of life and overall happiness depend upon them. When replacing teeth, it’s important to know the differences between the methods and the pros and cons of each. Luckily, … Continue reading The Stress-Free Guide to the Top 3 Tooth Replacement Options