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Cedric C. Chenet DDS Blog

3 Facts You May Not Know About Sleep Apnea

February 25, 2024

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someone wearing a CPAP machine

Despite being a common sleep disorder, sleep apnea is still widely misunderstood. This is largely because it occurs during sleep, often going unnoticed by those who suffer from it. Yet, having sleep apnea greatly affects one’s sleep quality as well as their overall well-being. If you or a loved one deal with this condition, continue reading to learn some lesser-known facts about sleep apnea.

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“Is It Stuffy in Here?” How Your Thermostat Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse

January 16, 2024

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thermostat that reads “too hot”

For some people, falling and staying asleep is easy, but for you…not so much. After being diagnosed with sleep apnea, your bedtime routine suddenly got a lot more involved, but there may be something you haven’t considered—the temperature of your bedroom. It’s one of the most important factors when it comes to quality sleep, and making sure it’s just right can mean the difference between waking up feeling energized or just wanting to stay in bed.

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Asking About Alterations: What are Invisalign Refinements?

December 5, 2023

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Birds eye view of a bunch of Invisalign trays on a dark background

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces. It consists of clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-fitted to sit over your teeth and gently move them over time. They’re much more discrete than bulky metal brackets, but that’s not the only advantage of this orthodontic therapy. Another big benefit is that treatment is often complete after 12 months instead of several years. That said, if for some reason your teeth aren’t moving as expected, then you’ll have to wait a little longer. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign refinements and why they’re sometimes necessary.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear: Three Misconceptions About Dental Implants

November 10, 2023

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Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the best method available for replacing lost teeth. They look and function like the real thing, allowing patients to restore their smile and eat things that would have been unchewable with traditional tooth replacement appliances like dentures or bridges. While you probably see them more frequently than you think, there are a few common misconceptions about them going around. Here are a few dental implant falsehoods as well as the truth behind them.

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Under the Facade: Can Dental Veneers Get Cavities?

November 9, 2023

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A woman smiling at her new dental veneers in a mirror

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option, providing a natural-looking and durable enhancement for your smile. However, many who want the treatment ask the same question: Can you still get cavities with dental veneers?

If you want to learn more about veneers and how they are affected by bacteria and cavities, continue reading.

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How to Have a Frighteningly Good Smile on Halloween

October 20, 2023

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A pumpkin on a stoop smiling with good oral health

If you’re looking to have a spooktacular time this Halloween without compromising your oral health, it can be a bit tricky and not so treaty. Candy and sugar are such a staple of the Halloween tradition that it almost seems like a crime not to indulge. Don’t panic, your friendly neighborhood dentist has you covered.

If you want to enjoy Halloween night without haunting your teeth, continue reading. You’ll find tips for keeping your fangs cavity-free.

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Gilded White: Why Teeth May Not Be as Healthy as They Appear

September 8, 2023

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A woman doing a teeth whitening treatment

The power of marketing in the 21st century is astounding. Since the first teeth whitening treatments came out in the early 90s, society has come to accept that white teeth are an indication of good oral health and wellness. While there’s nothing wrong with desiring a brighter smile, it shouldn’t come at the cost of all else.

If you want to learn the truth behind dental health and teeth whitening, continue reading. Not everything is as it seems.

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Athletes, Regain Your Winning Smile With Dental Implants

August 11, 2023

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A hockey player with a missing tooth who is considering a dental implant

When the Friday night lights come on and the crowd roars, it’s go time. As an athlete, the last thing you want to be thinking about on the field is if your teeth are going to hold up. Dental implants can provide that peace of mind, so you can keep running for your goals.

Why choose dental implants over other tooth replacement methods? Continue reading to learn more about dental implants, and why they are the best treatment available, especially for athletes.

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What Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants?

July 20, 2023

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A dentist explaining how implants work to a patient

If you lack any teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. These prosthetics can restore smiles beautifully and effectively! However, you’ll need to see whether you qualify for them first. Treatment won’t work if you have issues that interfere with dental implant placement. Fortunately, your local Melbourne dentist can help you settle the qualification question. (It’s just a matter of learning some key facts.) To that end, here are the standard problems that disrupt implant work and ways to resolve them.

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Dental Crowns & Fillings: How Are They Different?

June 14, 2023

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a dental crown

You learn that you have a tooth that is decayed. You need some sort of protection to keep it from worsening over time. When discussing your options with your dentist, you inquire about the difference between a dental crown and a filling. While it might seem like one is better than the other, it ultimately depends on the severity of your decay. In this article, you’ll learn how each of them works and the requirements needed so that you can better prepare for your upcoming treatment.

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