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Cedric C. Chenet DDS Blog

Are Weighted Blankets a Potential Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

February 10, 2021

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White weighted blanket with a feather on top

You might be considering getting a weighted blanket after seeing some of your online friends talk about how great they are for enjoying a good night’s sleep. Typically, weighted blankets are recommended for people with anxiety, ADHD, or other conditions that make it difficult to settle down for the night. But what if you’re being kept up by sleep-disordered breathing? Could a weighted blanket make a difference in your particular case? Read on to learn more about how this sleep aid works and how it can potentially benefit those with sleep apnea.

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Eating with Sleep Apnea: The Do’s & Don’ts

January 21, 2021

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Woman soundly sleeping with sleep apnea

You may know that the foods you eat can affect your oral health, but your diet can surprisingly impact your sleep—both positively and negatively. Of course, this is a big deal if you have sleep apnea because you want to give yourself your best chance at restful sleep each night. But what foods should you avoid? Are there any items that can help you catch some more Zzz’s? Read on to learn the answers!

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Can a Neglected Tooth Infection Actually Kill You?

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of young man suffering with toothache

For years, toothaches were often dismissed as common, leading many patients to wait until the pain was nearly unbearable to seek treatment. That all changed when headlines like “Tooth Infection Kills 26-Year-Old-Man” hit the internet. Practically overnight, people began to wonder whether their oral pain could actually turn fatal. Have you wondered something similar? An emergency dentist shares the answer!

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How to Avoid Dental Emergencies During the Holiday Season

November 4, 2020

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Woman brushing teeth

There is a lot to look forward to this holiday season. Whether you are going to see extended family, are excited to get cozy by the fire, or are eager to whip up some delicious family meals, the holiday season never fails to liven up the mood. However, you certainly don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair dealing with a dental emergency. Your emergency dentist in Viera shares some tips that are likely to help you avoid an urgent dental visit in the coming months.

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4 Ways to Ease New Aligner Discomfort

September 17, 2020

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Female patient wearing Invisalign trays

Patients looking to straighten their teeth with Invisalign in Viera often have one important question: Does the treatment hurt? After all, the clear aligners bypass pesky wires, don’t rely on metal brackets, and are custom made to seamlessly fit your smile.

As with any orthodontic treatment, you can expect some discomfort from the trays guiding your teeth into their new position. However, many patients share simply feeling a slight ache when starting a new set of aligners. If you experience something similar with each new phase of treatment, try using the below remedies!

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What to Expect at Your Next Appointment

August 12, 2020

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We can’t wait to see you soon. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority. As you might have imagined, things will be a little different this visit. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for providing dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Invisalign (Not Including Appearance)

July 20, 2020

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Woman putting on her Invisalign aligners

When Invisalign was first introduced back in 1999, it revolutionized the teeth-straightening industry. Instead of clunky brackets and metal wires, patients could opt for clear aligners that were both highly effective and virtually invisible. Since then, over 8 million patients across the world have used Invisalign to craft their perfect smile (including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, and Justin Beiber!). However, the undetectable trays aren’t the only reason Invisalign holds a whopping 96% satisfaction rate. Read on for five non-cosmetic benefits of Invisalign in Viera.

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3 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers That Will Keep You Smiling

June 26, 2020

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Woman getting porcelain veneers in Melbourne

“I don’t want a perfect smile,” said no one ever! With the camera on your phone always within arm’s reach, it has become virtually impossible not to be hyperaware of flaws in your smile. If stains, chips, or misaligned teeth have you feeling insecure, then it may be time to talk to your dentist about using porcelain veneers. Here are three benefits of porcelain veneers in Melbourne that can help you reach your smile goals and restore your confidence!

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How Your Dentist Keeps Their Instruments Clean

May 26, 2020

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young woman getting checkup with dentist near Viera

So far, you’ve been pretty adamant about adhering to the CDC’s recommended social distancing guidelines to avoid catching COVID-19. One day you’re watching a movie at home and chowing down on some popcorn when crunch! You accidentally bite down too forcefully on a stray kernel. You spit only to find that a piece of your tooth has chipped off! Is it safe to visit your dentist near Viera for treatment? Do they keep their offices clean enough, especially during a pandemic? Let’s go over exactly how your dentist keeps their instruments clean.

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What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

May 9, 2020

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Person with tooth-colored fillings at their dentist in Viera

When the unfortunate time comes around and you are needing a filling, it’s important to know exactly what is going in your mouth. After all, it is the entrance to the one and only body you have. For many years, amalgam (metal) has been the most common material used for fillings. However, these metals often contain mercury which is toxic to the body. Despite their durability, you want to have a safe experience. Now, tooth-colored fillings have been becoming more and more common. Your dentist in Viera can tell you the benefits of tooth-colored fillings over their metal predecessor.

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