Dental Insurance and End of Year

It’s hard to believe the end of another year is quickly approaching. For those with dental insurance, it is time to renew or change plans. It is also important to think about remaining benefits for the year. There are many reasons why patients should take advantage of remaining dental benefits. Let’s look at a few.…

Candy Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means there is only one thing on everyone’s mind… CANDY!!! While we love it just as much as our patients do, too much sugar can have detrimental effects on your teeth and smile.  Sugar-filled Halloween candy that fill up trick-or-treat bags are acidic in nature.  Additionally, bacteria…

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…

Meet Dr. Cheek!

Adams and Cheek Dentistry is fortunate to have an amazing staff who works together to make this practice all that it is. We want to take some time to highlight each of our wonderful team members and let our patients know a little more about them than they may already know! This month, we shine…

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…

E-Cigarettes and Oral Health

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is referred to as vaping. Vaping is becoming an increased way to consume tobacco. Over the past five years, teenage tobacco use had been decreasing. Unfortunately, e-cigarette marketing used to target teenagers has caused the smoking trend to reverse, and is increasing again. This is posing a tremendous…

Meet Dr. Adams!

Adams and Cheek Dentistry is fortunate to have an amazing staff who works together to make this practice all that it is. We want to take some time to highlight each of our wonderful team members and let our patients know a little more about them than they may already know! This month, we shine…