Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring occurs when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. The smaller airway increases the speed of required air, causing soft tissues to vibrate, resulting in a snoring sound. At certain levels of severity, the tongue and soft tissues can cause complete blockage of the airway. If this period of blockage lasts longer…

Eating Disorders and Oral Health

Unfortunately, eating disorders affect people of all ages. What many may not realize is that bulimia and anorexia have a negative effect on oral health. Let’s look at some eating disorders and the oral implications they have. Eating Disorders Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Anorexia Nervosa…

Dental Sealants

Has your dentist recommended sealants for yourself or your child? Are you unsure what sealants are or how the sealant process works? Let’s define sealants and see how they help prevent tooth decay. What is a dental sealant? A dental sealant is a thin coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to fill…

Dental Savings Program

Adams and Cheek Dental Savings Care Program

At Adams and Cheek Dentistry, we have listened to our patients and understand the need for an affordable alternative to dental insurance. To help all of our valued patients have a choice with access to the same excellent level of dental care, we are now offering our own Adams and Cheek dental savings care program.…

Oral Hygiene Tools and Tips

These days there are many different types of tools that are beneficial in maintaining good oral hygiene. However, it is hard to determine which tools are best. Let’s look at products that help keep your smile healthy! Brushing Tips Electric Toothbrush Electric toothbrushes are clinically proven to remove more bacteria from our teeth than manual…

Dry Mouth Causes

We all know drinking water is good for one’s health. However, what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount and your mouth still feels dry? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, or xerostomia. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons for…

First Dental Visit in Years?

Has it been years since your last dental visit?  Are you unsure of how to get back in a dental routine?  Are you nervous, afraid, or even embarrassed?  We are here to tell you that you are not alone and we are here to help! As dental providers, we often have new patients who haven’t…

Students and Oral Health

It’s that time of year again! “Senioritis” fills the high school halls as seniors in high school prepare for the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. High school graduation is right around the corner. While some students will be continuing their education elsewhere, others will be moving into the working world.…