What is the best way to deal with an emergency? In general, it is recommended that you stay calm. Of course, that is much easier said than done when the adrenaline is coursing through your veins and fear and shock have overtaken you. With any crisis, the best way to hope to stay calm is to educate yourself prior to any emergency, so you know what to do. The same applies to a dental emergency. If you have already trained yourself on the proper steps of how to handle a shocking injury, you’re much more likely to be able to make it to the office of Celina, TX emergency dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, in an expedient manner. (more…)
Snoring and sleep apnea may not sound like dental issues, but dentists can actually help patients suffering from these problems. Sleep is a very important part of a fruitful and happy life. Celina, TX dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, will challenge you to a quiz on the condition of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Q1. True or false – There is only one form of sleep apnea.
Q2. True or false – Heart disease and diabetes have both been linked to OSA.
Q3. True or False – Most patients find oral appliances more comfortable then CPAP machines for treating sleep apnea.
Q4. True or false – You are at a higher risk for sleep apnea if you are a male over 40. (more…)
Many parents battle with their teenagers to get them to wake up earlier. Commonly, if left to their own devices, teens naturally gravitate to a stay-up-late/sleep-in-late schedule. Teenagers actually require 8 ½ to 9 ½ hours of sleep every night to function at full capacity. Many teens experience a huge sleep deficit, particularly during the school year. Your Celina, TX dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, explains why burning the midnight oil and sleeping through breakfast is attractive to teenagers, and why we should be aware of potential sleep apnea issues. (more…)
Are your little ghouls and goblins ready for a night of trick-or-treating and excitement tomorrow? Halloween is just a day away, and while children may see this holiday as a haven for their sweet tooth, many parents and dentists are concerned with the poor oral health that can come from indulging in too much sugar. Luckily, as with most enjoyable foods and drinks that may not be the best for our health, moderation is key. Your Celina, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, will remind you of the steps you and your child should be taking to ensure that the occasional evening of candy binging can go off without a dental hitch.
Dental Hygiene Always
Schedules can certainly be hectic, especially as the holidays begin to ramp up. On a night like Halloween, kids stay out a little later, run out of time for homework, and might become wired from all of the candy and excitement. What goes up must come down, so every sugar-high will come crashing to the ground eventually. This may mean that your child conks out with their full costume (more…)
Gums provide the frame of your smile. They also seal and protect the sensitive roots of your teeth. You probably focus on someone’s teeth – their shape, their color – when they smile at you. When someone is born with uneven gums, or too much gum tissue, these smile characteristics are also liable to stand out. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic dental solution. Your Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, will explain why many patients opt for a procedure called gum contouring when they feel their gums don’t look quite right.
Excessive Gum Tissue
Too much gum tissue can be too much of a good thing. Having this as a part of your appearance will make their teeth look unusually small; almost child-like. You have probably seen someone cover their mouth when they smile, or try to open their mouth at the bare minimum when they reciprocate your grin. Smiles are a major part of social interactions, and being uncomfortable with yours can lower your quality of life. Statistics and research have proven that people with confident smiles tend to have more success on the job and in their relationships. If your main complaint is your excess gum tissue, gum contouring procedures can precisely remove what you don’t need and unveil a beautiful, well-proportioned smile. (more…)
October is an important month if you have been affected by breast cancer. This is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons have been brought to popularity by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to represent solidarity with breast cancer patients. Your Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, wants to show her support by educating you on the links between breast cancer and dental issues.
Gum Disease and Breast Cancer
From 1985 to 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) researched periodontal (gum) disease in connection with breast cancer. Over 3000 participants from ages 30 to 40 were studied. A significantly (more…)
Most people find that vigorous exercise before sleep can be the equivalent of drinking a pot of coffee right before bed. Exercise is a fantastic practice that can generally help attain better sleep, but timing is imperative. A mind and body full of energy from a good workout will be hard pressed to drift off to sleep easily. However, light yoga before bed can give you the body benefits of a workout without the energy surge, and create an overall relaxation conducive to deep sleep. Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor helps patients with sleep issues such as snoring and sleep apnea, and understands how important good, high-quality sleep is.
Breathing Deep; Sleeping Deep
Yoga centers on breathing. The meditative elements of yoga may include something as simple as sitting on your bed in a comfortable position with good posture, and breathing deeply, in and out. Some people find that repeating a mantra in (more…)
Life is just not the same without teeth. You can try to survive when dental loss befalls you, but what will your quality of life really be like if you have nothing to smile with, nothing to chew with, nothing to keep your jawbone dense and healthy. Teeth do more than just show others that your happy. If you want to preserve your looks and the function of your teeth, you’ll want to consider replacement options. You do have several, but arguably, the most natural, tooth-like prospect would be dental implant retained dentures. Your Prosper dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, would like to tell you more about what many people simply refer to as dental implants.
Natural and Realistic Replacement
Your teeth are more complicated than they may appear at first sight. There is much more going on below the gumline than the simple crown that you see when you smile, laugh, or speak. Sealed in by your gums is a lower region called dental pulp which is comprised of roots, nerves, and other important tissues that keep your teeth strong, healthy, and sufficiently (more…)
Braces are not always an entirely pleasant experience, but the results can be life-changing. That is, as long as your teeth look amazing when your braces come off. Sure, your smile might be straightened, but what if stains and decay have occurred during your treatment time because you haven’t kept up with your dental hygiene? This does happen, and can be a great disappointment. Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor, would like to offer advice to help you properly care for your teeth when you have braces.
Reach Out to your Orthodontist
Someone who specialized in orthodontics is not a replacement for a dentist. Many people make the unfortunate assumption that preventive dental cleanings can be blown off because you go to your orthodontist regularly. They may be adjusting the force of your brackets and wires, but they are certainly not cleaning your teeth. You can turn to your orthodontist for advice if you are concerned with red flags. Inflamed gum tissue, bad stains, or signs of decay can be treated earlier if you foster a team of you, your orthodontist, and your Celina dentist.
Dental Hygiene with Braces
So, just how should you go about caring for your teeth so that your braces reveal a beautiful, healthy, white smile when your braces are removed? You should continue to brush your teeth at least twice-a-day with a fluoridated toothpaste. You may even consider more often, as food particles so easily get stuck in the brackets of braces. Try to hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. This will provide easier access to the spaces between your braces. Even on a (more…)
Our gums play a major role in the appearance and quality of our smile. Some people refer to the presence of an excessive amount of gingival tissue as a “gummy smile.” For people with this particular dental issue, teeth can appear small, almost like they belong in the mouth of a child. When gums are uneven, teeth can appear to be crooked even when they’re not. A surprisingly minimally invasive procedure is available from your Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor. Reduction of the amount of gingival tissue in your mouth, can make your teeth appear straight and normal in size. We call it a gum lift. (more…)