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Gruene Family Dental Blog

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Nightmares?

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 11:13 pm
woman hiding under covers.

If you’ve ever woken up in a panic because of the dream you were having, you aren’t alone; nightmares are something that affect everyone and they’re rarely ever pleasant. However, did you know that they’re sometimes caused by oxygen-deprivation? This means that things like obstructive sleep apnea can directly influence how you dream! Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea and how it can cause you to have nightmares, along with a few tips for catching some peaceful sleep.


Does Medical Insurance Cover Oral Appliances?

March 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 10:34 pm

Man counting money for sleep apnea therapyLet’s face it, insurance policies are confusing. They can get even more complicated if you have sleep apnea. Although your physician confirmed the diagnosis, now you are being referred to a dentist for treatment. You are probably wondering whether your medical or dental insurance is going to cover the cost of sleep apnea therapy? Don’t stress over a large bill. Here’s what you need to know to breathe a little easier. 


The Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

January 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 7:25 pm
dentist smiling and showing off dental implant

Extensive tooth loss can affect your life in many different ways, changing how you eat, speak, and smile. Luckily, dental implants can help you enjoy a complete and fully functioning smile once again. Although they’re known for their impressive health and restorative benefits, they can significantly improve your appearance as well. That said, read on to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of dental implants.


What Are Some Myths About Tooth Extraction?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 9:14 pm
detective illustration

If you might need a tooth extraction, what you don’t have time for is sifting through falsehoods regarding this dental procedure. When patients are nervous about not knowing what to expect, they need to get the truth to make an informed decision.

Keep reading to learn some myths about tooth extraction you might encounter and understand why they are not correct.


I Have Something Stuck Between My Teeth – What Should I Do?

October 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 4:45 pm
young woman picking between teeth

While watching a movie, you’re happily munching away at some popcorn when suddenly, you realize a kernel got caught between your teeth. Although it can usually be removed by brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth with water, there are some cases where the kernel will not budge. Are you currently in a similar predicament? We’ve all gotten something stuck between our teeth at some point in time. Your first instinct might be to panic if you can’t dislodge it, but don’t worry – here are some ways you can safely get a foreign object out of your teeth.


Have Ill-Fitting Dentures? Here Are 5 Problems They Can Cause

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 2:36 pm
dentist holding dentures in hand

Dentures are one of the most traditional solutions for missing teeth, helping patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again! Although they’re excellent for restoring one’s dental function and appearance, they can only do their job well when they fit properly. If your dentures are ill-fitting, they can cause significant discomfort and contribute to several oral health problems. Read on as we discuss what causes dentures to become loose, which complications can arise, and how your dentist can help.   


Your Smile Doesn’t Need to Be Scary for Halloween

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 6:28 am
Halloween candy

Halloween is just around the corner now. Soon enough, you will be preparing the finishing touches on your costume and buying sweets in bulk. As exciting and delicious as this holiday is, you probably already know that it doesn’t have the best influence on oral health. That’s why we have six tips to help you keep your smile healthy while still enjoying everything that Halloween has to offer. Continue reading to learn what they are.

Carefully Choose Your Candy


The Important Link Between Academic Success & Oral Health

July 31, 2021

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Girl with pink backpack smiling on first day of school

It may be the middle of summer, but back-to-school season will be here before you know it! To avoid the last-minute stress of organizing carpools, buying school supplies, and completing everything else on your to-do list, it’s a good idea to get started now. The best place to begin? By scheduling your child’s six-month dental checkup and cleaning. Keep reading to learn about the link between academic success and oral health!

What the Research Says About Academic Success & Oral Health


Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry Becoming More Popular?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 11:16 pm
Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Before, going to the dentist was pretty much just about keeping your smile healthy. While this is still the first priority of your dentist, they are also focused on the appearance of your smile and how you feel about it. Cosmetic dentistry may not be new, but it is becoming more and more popular every year! There are numerous reasons why this is the case. Read on to learn about the different factors that are contributing the to popularity of cosmetic dentistry.


What Does the Color of Your Teeth Say About You?

May 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — gruenefamily @ 6:18 pm
woman smiling looking at shades of teeth

A dazzling, bright set of pearly whites. That’s what most people envision when they think of the perfect smile. It’s normal to feel self-conscious if your teeth aren’t as snow white as your favorite stars—but rest assured, most people’s teeth aren’t. It’s important to remember that our grin naturally changes shades as we age. That’s just a part of life! Read along to find out what the shade of your teeth may indicate.

Light Gray/Yellow Teeth

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