Welcome To Our Blog

We're excited to announce the official launch of our Synergy Dental Group blog.

We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.

We built our practice on the notion that we're there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients.

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Here's to your best oral health ever!

7 Facts About Invisalign You Need To Know

Invisalign has revolutionized the field of orthodontics with its innovative approach to straightening teeth. Unlike traditional braces,.

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Understanding The Role of Dental Implants in Anti-Aging Sonoma

As we age, maintaining a youthful appearance becomes a top priority for many. While most people focus on skincare routines and cosmetic procedures,.

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Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry: Who Should You Visit?

When it comes to taking care of your oral health, you may have heard of both cosmetic dentistry in Sonoma and general dentistry. While these two fields of dentistry share,.

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Finding Your Smile Specialist: 6 Key Factors in Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing the right dentist in Sonoma for cosmetic dentistry is crucial for enhancing your smile and achieving the perfect set of pearly whites. At cosmetic dentistry in Sonoma,.

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Top Five Post-Dental Implants Preventive Care Tips

Have you got your dental implants in Sonoma done lately? Has your dentist guided you on the preventive care tips? In a previous blog post, we discussed 5 tips for preventive care regarding dental implants in Sonoma...

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Botox: The Latest Cosmetic Dentistry Trend for 2023

Over the years, cosmetic dentistry in Sonoma has become increasingly popular with people of all ages looking to improve upon their smile aesthetics...

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Are You Convinced with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Having a beautiful, healthy smile is essential for both physical and emotional wellbeing, isn’t it? It can boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your overall quality of life..

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7 Essential Facts You Must Know Before Getting Botox

Botox in Sonoma is used in cosmetic dentistry to enhance facial aesthetics and appearance. It can also relieve conditions like TMJ and TMD symptoms, prevent wrinkles, restore a gummy smile, and fight signs of aging.

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General Dentistry vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's The Difference?

We're all familiar with our family doctor, but did you know that there are various dental specialists for looking after your teeth? From orthodontists to periodontists, the options available can be a lot.

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Go “Outside the Op” for a Wellness Break with Dr. Kimberly Hubenette

In an insightful interview with Dr. Kimberly Hubenette, a seasoned dentist, she shares the story of how she decided to pursue dentistry instead of her initial dream of becoming a brain surgeon. She also discusses her biggest challenges as a practice owner, her unique approach to work-life balance, and her diverse range of interests outside of dentistry.

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Biohacking Our Genes Using Celsus One® and Nrf2 Activation

In my practice, I am a "biohacker," helping my patients become healthy at the cellular level, using biomarkers, saliva tests, blood work, and new-age supplements; hacking the genetic code to help my patients live a preventive lifestyle. I often tell my patients that their mouth is an indication of their internal body tissue health.

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Would Receiving Botox on the Forehead Affect My Dental Implants?

The advancement of implant dentistry and the ease of access to dental education has made dental implants an excellent alternative to conventional treatment methods like root canal therapy or removable dentures. Providing natural-looking results and restoring functionality to your teeth, dental implants can improve both your oral and overall health.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhancing Your Smile and Confidence

A healthy and attractive smile can greatly boost one's self-esteem and overall appearance. With advancements in dental technology, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular among individuals seeking to improve their smiles. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and the various procedures available to enhance your smile.

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Tips for people with difficulty handling a toothbrush

There are many people who find it difficult to look after their dental health properly because they have problems handling a toothbrush. This can be due to a severe physical disability or simply basic dexterity problems. There are a few simple steps you can take to make it easier for people who find it difficult to hold on to a toothbrush or dental floss.

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How to make visiting the dentist easy for kids

Your child should have their first trip to the dentist by the time they are 18 months old and it’s good to make the process as easy as possible for them from the start.
Dental staff are used to dealing with young children and they will know how to make them feel comfortable.

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What to do if you have problems with your dentist

Choosing the right dentist for your needs is an important part of giving yourself the best oral health possible.
Sometimes you may find that things are not working out for the best and it’s important to take steps to resolve any problems rather than just put off your dental care.

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Caring for people who have special needs

People at any age can have a condition that makes it difficult for them to look after their own dental health.
This could affect people who suffer from a wide range of conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease or arthritis.

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What will it be like living with dentures?

People who are new to wearing dentures naturally have many questions about how their life will change.
New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place.

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5 Signs You Need Botox Injections

A cutting-edge prescription drug called Botox helps with enhancing facial and dental aesthetics. As a quick, painless, and generally safe alternative to invasive cosmetic surgeries, Botox is an excellent choice.

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How Many Areas of Botox Will I Need?

Botox has been utilized mostly as a cosmetic procedure to alleviate facial lines and wrinkles. Nonetheless, the botulinum toxin from which Botox is manufactured has a long history of therapeutic applications in medicine.

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What to Know Before Your First Round of Botox: A Guide

You've probably heard of Botox treatment before. In recent years botox has become increasingly popular as a way to achieve a more youthful appearance. But is it a safe treatment? What are the benefits and risks of this cosmetic procedure? Let's take a closer look.

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Complete Guide To Insomnia: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Insomnia can be a highly debilitating condition, which impacts someone’s energy levels in everyday life. It is far more than being unable to sleep, and it can have a significant impact on someone’s life. By definition, insomnia can last between a few days or as long as three months.

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5 Important Preventive Dental Treatments

Like it's always said: prevention is better than cure. Especially when it comes to dental treatments, waiting for the excruciating pain makes no sense. It’s always advisable to visit a dentist beforehand to detect any potential oral issues.

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7 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Healthy Smile

Dental treatments which improve the appearance of a patient's teeth are referred to as cosmetic dentistry. This type of dental care is provided by trained professionals.

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LIFE IN SONOMA | Kimberly Hubenette, DDS

Kimberly Quan Hubenette is a 2nd generation dentist who moved to Sonoma County in 2006 to be closer to her late husband’s family. She helped create Synergy Dental Group as a unique brand of dentistry.

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Making New Footprints

Always a person who loved being outdoors and volunteering in her community, Dr. Kimberly Hubenette, a member of Sonoma Valley Rotary Club, is finding a new level of appreciation and solace in her weekly hikes and hiking trips.

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Valley Dentist Dr. Hubenette Pens Novel About Overcoming Challenges

She's a dentist by profession, but has also leads hiking groups, is an active community volunteer and offers lectures and seminars on healthy living. And now she’s written her first novel, “Grid: Once in a Lifetime, You Get to Start Over."

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General Dentistry Treatments That Can Improve Your Smile

The very first step in improving your smile is to educate yourself on the various dentistry treatment options you can avail. The next step is to discover which procedures are perfectly suited for you.

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Dentalhacking: What Your Saliva Can Reveal About Your Health

Dr. Kimberly Hubenette will be a featured speaker at the World's LARGEST Biohacking Event.

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5 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist During This Summer

Comfort is perhaps the key for many people actually getting to the dentist. Even though any time of year is fine to visit the dentist, many people find that the summer is a handy time to allocate some additional time to get to the dentist’s office.

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6 Cosmetic Treatments That Can Enhance Your Smile This Summer

Summer has finally arrived and many of you must be planning a trip with your friends or loved ones. It's time for a get-together, take selfies and group photos, make a lot of memories, and enjoy lots of sunshine.

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Periodontal Disease, Sleep, and a Water Bottle – What’s the Connection?

Would you say that periodontal disease and sleep quality are related? The potentially toxic protein, beta amyloid, associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, disrupts the communication between brain cells, leading to cognitive dysfunction.

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What Connects Preventive Care With Dental Implants?

Preventive Care involves screenings, checkups, and patient counseling to prevent illnesses, diseases and other health problems. Appearance of an individual commands respect and admiration in today’s world.

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Five Crucial Preventive Dental Procedures

Preventive dental treatments are essential in maintaining your teeth and gums healthy during your life. But somehow it goes farther than that. Good dental health can have an influence on your overall health. Preventive dental treatments include education, treatment, and inculcates the discipline of maintaining good oral hygiene.

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Types of Preventive Care Treatments Provided by General Dentistry

General dentistry includes primary dental care for all ages. Preventive treatments, teeth cleaning, and oral examinations are provided by the best dentist in Sonoma. If one gets the required preventive care then his/her gums and teeth will become healthy and free from cavities, gum diseases, and oral damages.

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What Does a General Dentistry Check Up Include?

The best part about a general dentist check up is that you can get a comprehensive examination of all possible issues related to oral health. A general dentist is the best go-to person for any and every dental needs of yours.

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Seven Essential Attributes One Must Look for in a Dentist

Take your search for a new dentist one step at a time if you're feeling overwhelmed. It is a very important task. To find a good dentist you need to first ask yourself questions that are important.

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What's the Appropriate Age To Opt for Preventive Care Dentistry?

Every human being with a set of teeth needs to keep it clean, healthy, and strong. We can say that preventive care dentistry is very important for all ages. Preventive care dentistry should start at an early stage: with kids. Earlier the better.

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Preventive Care General Dentistry: What Does It Provide?

The term general dentist refers to dentists who offer essential dental and oral health services to people of all ages. Cleanings, and preventative treatment are all part of routine dental care. Gum disease, cavities, and other oral problems may be prevented with preventive treatments.

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5 Preventive Care Tips Regarding Dental Implant Treatment in Sonoma

Your options for dentures to substitute missing or lost teeth are numerous. Dental implants are far more natural, secure and long-lasting replacement than traditional dentures. In our previous blog, we have explained about, how dental implants in Sonoma are comparable with natural teeth?

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Are Dental Implants Comparable With Natural Teeth?

Many people go for the dental implants procedure after losing a tooth due to prolonged illness, an accident, or an injury. In our previous blog, we have explained about 6 preventive care tips against tooth cavities in Sonoma. However, dental implants have been touched by millions to be a constructive treatment. They are considered as good as the natural tooth.

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Preventive Dental Care Against Tooth Cavity

Do you want to prevent tooth cavity? Are you looking for a preventive dental care in Sonoma? This blog has some effective preventive dental care tips. And these tips will assist you in protecting your teeth not only from the cavity but also from some related problems. So, if you’re interested, read along.

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10 Essential Factors to Consider While Choosing a Dentist

Choosing a good and an efficient dentist is always considered a little difficult task. Because one cannot afford to make mistakes by letting the wrong hands handle their oral care.

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Why is Preventive Dental Care superior?

Most of us realize the significance of flossing and brushing twice a day. But often, we violate the rule. Besides, the majority of the people stop by the dentist only when they encounter a dental issue.

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Preventive Dental Care in Sonoma

Preventive dentistry involves various practices which emphasize attentiveness to your teeth so as to maintain their ideal health. Preventive care in Sonoma, under Dr. Kimberly Quan Hubenette who practices at Synergy Dental Group, can prevent the occurrence of gum disease, cavities, enamel wear and many other ailments.

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4 Ways To Reverse the Signs of Aging With Anti-Aging Dentistry

When you start seeing changes on your face like wrinkles and age spots you wish you didn't see them, and they were never there. You would think of getting botox infusions or other non-intrusive medicines. While some concerns can be surely helped through spa medicines and intrusive medical procedures, no one thinks of Cosmetic dentistry.

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DRINKING VESSELS AND SPEECH CLARITY

In an effort to help assist with oral-motor development and speech clarity, I have put together a list of do's and don't for drinking vessels.

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BREATHING THROUGH YOUR NOSE CAN HELP RESIST COVID- 19

Nasal breathing plays a dual role in helping to maintain our health right now. First, tiny hairs in the nostrils called cilia are responsible for filtering out viruses and bacteria.
If that was important enough, nasal diaphragmatic breathing is how we reduce stress during this time of uncertainty. It's the key tool we ALL have at our finger tips no matter where we are AND there is no chance of it selling out as it's FREE.

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NAD? NADH? Sirtuins? You might have never heard of them. But they’re about to make a big impact on your health.

As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. And that’s certainly true when it comes to sirtuins and NAD – two powerful forces in the healthy aging battle. To understand how they work together, along with the combined benefits they deliver, let’s take a step back – and a deeper look into a couple of your new health friends. But first, let’s better understand exactly what is happening during the normal aging process.

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A New Study Finds Aged Garlic Extract Shows Potential In Treatment Of Gingivitis

According to researchers at Jerusalem Hebrew University’s Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Israel. The study, The Efficacy of Aged Garlic Extract on Gingivitis — A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Can Bacteria in your mouth Trigger a Stroke?

We believe at Synergy Dental group that the health of your mouth is directly related to your overall health. We have read several studies linking bacteria in the mouth to serious health problems.

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DNA Testing Available in Office

Science and technology have made leaps and bounds in the last decade and we are excited to share with our patients an amazing feature we have available in our practice that can further help improve not only their oral health but their overall health. DNA testing may sound like it is out of a CSI TV show or saved for medical researches but we are lucky to have this technology in our practice to help better serve our patients.

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Oral Cancer Detection in the Dental Office

At Synergy Dental Group we believe in treating our patients with a whole body approach. With this approach we believe we can provide our patients with the best care and treatment options. In our office we have been more focused on preventive care and with this we are proud to offer complimentary Oral Cancer screenings. Health professionals in Ontario, Canada are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before, according to an 11-year study led by University of Toronto researchers.

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"Biohacking" Our Genes Using Celsus One™ and Nrf2 Activation

In my practice, I am a "biohacker," helping my patients become healthy at the cellular level, using biomarkers, saliva tests, blood work, and new-age supplements; hacking the genetic code to help my patients live a preventive lifestyle. I often tell my patients that their mouth is an indication of their internal body tissue health. Incorporating the genetic analysis from the Celsus One™ report helps me establish personalized health recommendations utilizing genetic risk factors related to the oral and systemic inflammatory response.

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PROTANDIM NRF2 GENETICALLY BIOHACK YOUR GENE EXPRESSION

What if you could increase your Glutathione, L-dopamine naturally?? Pre and diagnosed PD patients are given L-Dopamine as a treatment to slow down progression, however, long-term side effects are devastating.

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Stress & Your Brain

We’ve all experienced it before. You’re in a meeting giving a presentation, writing a paper for school, or talking to a friend when suddenly you just can’t seem to find the word you’re looking for. Or, you’re reading a book and suddenly realize that you have been looking at the same page for the last ten minutes but can’t remember anything that you read.

Experiences like these happen to the best of us, always at the most inopportune times and often happening more frequently than we would like. So what’s the cause?

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STRONG & HEALTHY TEETH

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Why take your Periodontal Disease or Gum Infection seriously?!!

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Periodontal disease or gum infection is an inflammatory disease that is caused by specific harmful pathogens in your oral cavity. The oral cavity is an open system exposed to the environment. Furthermore, the possibilities of foreign material entering the system from the oral cavity are heightened due to the constant intake of food and liquids through the mouth. Approximately 500 different bacterial species and various human viruses are associated with dental plaque. In the recent years research has shown a strong correlation between oral and systemic diseases. Significant associations have been linked between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, preterm low birth weight, and osteoporosis have been discovered, bridging the once-wide gap between medicine and dentistry. Knowing this important information please don’t allow your self or your loved ones to delay treatment of this harmful disease any longer.

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What you can expect in your one hour hygiene visit!!

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Here at Synergy Dental Group our team cares about your whole-body health. We strive to prevent disease and to educate you at every visit. Our caring hygienists specifically design and tailor treatments with your input to help you reach your maximum potential for a healthy smile and overall healthy body. Thus your one hour hygiene visit is very important and it can consist of but is not limited to the following procedures:

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In California: Botox, dermal filler procedures now treated no differently than getting a filling

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: California dentists can now perform Botox and dermal filler procedures for dental esthetic and dental therapeutic uses. Dr. Louis Malcmacher, president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), was asked to present to the California Dental Board in August of this year on the use of Botox and dermal fillers in dentistry.

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(Juvederm)® as part of our comprehensive facial treatment and pain therapy.

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Botox and Juvederm at the Dental Office? Yes, it’s the best place for it because your dentist has the most experience with the face and lips.

The doctors at Synergy Dental Group specialize is using Botox to treat headaches, jaw tension and TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders. We can also use Botox to improve “gummy smiles” and crows feet around the eyes. Juvederm is used to treat droopy smiles by replenishing the hyaluronic acid that naturally diminishes as we age.

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Anti-Aging Dentistry: Affordable, less invasive procedures.

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The Anti-Aging Dental Secrets You Never Knew

Seeking the confidence you once had? A smile makeover may be just what you are looking for. Our Synergy Dental Group Anti-Aging program can help get you on the right track to success.

Synergy Dental Group is a pioneer in Anti Aging Solutions for Whole Body Health. With our Anti-Aging Program, we can help transform you in a natural-looking way, inside and out, using a combination of Cosmetic Dentistry and true anti-aging health secrets. Ask us about our affordable enhancement solutions.

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Smart Summer Sipping

Smart Summer Sipping

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By Kaylin Stall

With the weather warming up outside and so many opportunities to get together with friends and family to enjoy the beautiful area we live in we want to help you make healthy choices all summer long. In our first blog of this series we are going to focus on beverages and how to practice smarter summer sipping.

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Laser Treatment for Cold Sores & Canker Sores

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What is a cold sore?

A cold sore, also known as a fever blister is caused by the reactivation of a virus called HSV-1. It is typically seen as a cluster of small blisters which quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Many lesions are commonly preceded by an itching, burning or tingling sensation. The lesions are often painful and can come back on a regular basis. The lesions begin quickly, and can be triggered by exposure to sunlight, local trauma, stress, or a decreased immune system. The blister and ulcer stages of the infection are contagious and usually heal within 7-10 days.

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My dental sleep medicine story: 15 years of dental sleep education

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One of my favorite things about teaching our dental sleep medicine seminars over the years has been hearing all the personal stories from our seminar attendees and clients.

It’s amazing to me that when you put 30 people in a room and really get them excited and educated about all the aspects of sleep medicine how many of them have a personal connection to sleep apnea. Every single person has a story, every single person has a real world experience with sleep apnea. Not one person, not every other person, every single one. I think this is amazing when we look at prevalence and how widespread this problem is with your patients – every one of them has a story as well, your job is to uncover it.

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Why So Sad? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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I have always loved the rain! The first droplets heralded an immediate dash for wellies and umbrella followed by an immediate exit to the yard. Living in California, there were no worries about getting soaked to the skin or sick, we simply had a blast jumping into puddles and splashing around. As far as my mom was concerned, with six children under 12 years old cooped up, God had made us waterproof, “Everyone out! Go have fun, and don’t traipse water across the floors when you come in.” Every kid should have it so hard.

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Innovation in Dental Technology

Thanks to continuing innovation in modern dentistry, newly developed technology has revolutionized the overall patient experience. These advanced tools have also improved the diagnostic process, allowing patients and dentists to identify potential problems before they have the opportunity to wreak havoc on the dentition. With these modern technologies, dentists are able to develop more comprehensive treatment plans that contribute to an individual’s overall wellbeing beyond their smile.

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Understanding the Oral-Systemic Connection

In recent years, there has been a shift in how dental care and oral health is approached. The belief that the mouth and body are symbiotic partners has begun to shape how many dental professionals recommend dental care for their patients, leading to terms like “oral-systemic connection” and “total body wellness” to become common descriptions for dental services. However, what do these terms actually mean? Furthermore, how does this new approach to dentistry affect the long-term oral and overall health of patients?

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Buteyko Breathing Method: A New Approach to Better Breathing

For individuals suffering from conditions such as asthma, sinus problems or even sleep apnea, the inability to breathe can have a detrimental effect on your health and quality of life. While medications, treatments, and oral appliances can help individuals regain their ability to breathe, these solutions may not fully address the underlying causes of these conditions.

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