NightLase® treatment may help ease your snoring or sleep apnea.

NightLase® is a safe, non-invasive laser treatment for the soft palate, the back of the tongue, and the floor of the mouth. If you snore or have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, this procedure may help! We’re pleased to offer NightLase at Winchester Dental. Kelly Richardson, DDS explains how it works.

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This month, we proudly introduce Mistie Dodson, RDH as this month’s superstar! Mistie has been a dental hygienist for 17 years. In this interview, she talks about learning from her mentor, her thoughts on professional association membership, and the surprising benefit daily flossing can offer.

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Good dental care is crucial to the health of diabetes patients.

Diabetes is a serious issue that can affect many aspects of your health, including that of your mouth. If you’ve received a diagnosis of diabetes, you may already be taking important steps to manage your condition. Here’s why you also need to take excellent care of your gums (with the help of your dentist and hygienist).

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A child and a woman smile brightly in the snow. For happy holidays, take care of your mouth and teeth!

With the holiday season approaching, things may look and feel different this year as we continue to keep our health and safety in primary focus due to COVID-19 concerns. Your mouth and teeth are an integral part of your overall health. Here are seven tips to help you make the most of your holidays!

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Two children brushing their teeth

You want your children to have the best opportunity to reach their full growth potential with the most robust health. But a crossbite condition could potentially interfere and cause problems. How can you help your children avoid this? Here’s what you should know about crossbites, and why early treatment plays a key role.

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Until your next routine dental visit, you can do plenty to have a healthy mouth.

It’s more important than ever to keep your immune system strong, and your oral health is crucial. Until you can schedule routine visits with your dentist and dental hygienist again, here are some of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and minimize the risk of a dental emergency.

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We're here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As you know, we have always been committed to your health. Our hygiene practices are stringent at all times. We are doing everything we can to assist with the containment of the COVID-19 virus.

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For certain health conditions---even some that appear unrelated to your child’s teeth---a dentist may offer solutions to fix the source of the problems.

Your child’s health is a priority. Along with making sure your little one gets enough rest, exercise, and good nutrition, it’s important to schedule regular medical and dental checkups. If you’re concerned that your child may have certain health conditions, your first call will almost certainly be to your child’s pediatrician, who usually can provide a medical solution or a referral to another medical professional. But for certain health issues—even some that appear to have nothing to do with your child’s teeth—a dentist may have the solutions that will fix the source of the problem or problems.

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Diagram showing how obstructive sleep affects the mouth, nose, and throat

Individuals with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly while they sleep. In severe cases, this may occur up to 30 times an hour. Severe health problems can result from untreated sleep apnea; are you at risk? Here’s what you need to know.

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