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It’s Not Just Snoring: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Sleep Apnea Jul 3rd, 2019

If someone has told you that you snore loudly, a lot, you may have sleep apnea; it’s a sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing often throughout the night.  Sleep apnea prevents you from getting a good night’s rest, as it briefly snaps you awake each time you stop breathing. You...

What Kinds of Sports Require a Mouthguard? Jun 1st, 2019

Over the years, you put plenty of time and expense into your smile, whether you’ve merely gone for your regular checkups, or had additional work, including braces, whitening, veneers, or crowns. When you’re also involved in a sport, it makes sense to protect your investment. After all, your teeth are...

Your Migraines Might Be Caused By TMJ May 1st, 2019

Migraines are pretty common, but many people don’t know that they might actually need to see a dentist to get some relief. One in 10 people, from children to adults, experience migraine pain. Those painful migraines could be caused by TMJ disorder, a condition that causes your temporomandibular joints (TMJs)...

Damon Smile: The Less Invasive Way to Straighter Teeth Apr 2nd, 2019

A beautiful smile is one of the best ways to make a lasting impression. Straight teeth and a gorgeous smile are not just for vanity’s sake. Teeth that are aligned as they should be, and an even bite, contribute to your ongoing dental health. Straight, aligned teeth are much easier...

What You Should Know If You Are Choosing Between Invisalign® and Braces Mar 1st, 2019

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a busy professional, or even a teenager, we all want to be confident about our smiles. But many of us need help correcting embarrassing issues, such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and gaps. Two popular methods dentists use to straighten teeth are Invisalign® and braces....

The Major Effects Sleep Apnea Can Have On Your Health Feb 6th, 2019

Just ask any couple if their partner snores and you’re bound to hear weary confirmation from one partner or the other — often both. In fact, there are approximately 90 million snorers in the United States. In addition to disturbing the peace at home, these men and women may be...

What Happens to Your Teeth If You Don’t Wear Your Retainer as Prescribed Jan 11th, 2019

You, or your child, have sacrificed a lot for your perfect teeth. Time, money, discomfort, and giving up certain foods you enjoyed were all part of your journey to a beautiful smile. Just about the time you thought your braces were never coming off, they’re gone, and in their place,...

Holiday Parties and Photos: The Perfect Excuse to Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Dec 7th, 2018

The holidays are the perfect time to put on your best and shine like never before. After all, you’re sure to see family and friends you haven’t seen all year and capture those precious moments in pictures. Work parties, neighborhood gatherings, and family celebrations abound during the holidays. With your...

TMJ Is More Common Than You Think: Learn the Symptoms Nov 13th, 2018

Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ, for short) connects your lower jaw to your skull. Without it, none of us would be able to speak, eat, or open our mouths! In this sense, the TMJ is really an essential part of our anatomy, but sometimes things can go wrong. When they do,...

Should Your Child Wear a Mouthguard for Sports? Oct 19th, 2018

As a parent, you’ve probably gotten used to your kids losing their teeth. First, they wiggle, then they wobble back and forth, and before you know it you’re digging through your wallet to make sure the tooth fairy has enough to leave under their pillow.At least that’s the way it’s...

5 Reasons You Should Not Procrastinate Treating Your Sleep Apnea Sep 27th, 2018

Sleep Apnea is that unnerving condition when your breathing stops and starts again during sleep. The gap between stopping and starting again can seem interminable to a listener. In severe cases, it can be challenging to share a bed with a sleep apnea sufferer. At Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates, we...

How Long Will My Invisalign Treatment Take? Aug 23rd, 2018

When celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber sought to correct their smile flaws, they turned to Invisalign®, avoiding the unsightly appearance of a mouthful of metal, pain, and dietary restrictions that accompany traditional braces. You too can get a Hollywood smile without the hassle of old-school brackets and...