Brushing and flossing daily with the right tools is on of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and cavity-free, but did you know that you can add a little extra protection by watching what you eat and drink? That's because the foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have an effect on the health of your... read more »VIEW POST
If you're one of those folks who grind their teeth compulsively or clench their jaw repetitively, you likely suffer from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism affects about 10% of the population and can occur while you're awake or asleep. People often don't know they have it because 80% of it happens while you're snoozing! Bruxism during the day involves repetitive... read more »VIEW POST
Can we get a show of hands for those of us who cannot function well without sleep? Our hands are definitely up. Getting good quality sleep is an absolute must, and yet, sleep apnea is a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that 22 million American adults are suffering from sleep apnea and keeping their... read more »VIEW POST
If you're looking for a dental insurance plan for the coming year, you probably already know how daunting it can be. It can feel like you're navigating a bureaucratic minefield as you hope to get the best coverage at the best price. Our Exceptional Dentistry team is here to help! We have found the following strategy to be useful for... read more »VIEW POST
You might be tempted to think that teeth are just teeth, but the mouth and all its structures play a significant role in the development and overall health of your child. At Exceptional Dentistry, Dr. James Powell and our team in Palmdale, CA are committed to helping you and your family experience the best quality of life and we believe... read more »VIEW POST
Have you heard of "Mewing"? It's not the adorable sound kittens make, but rather, it's an oral posture technique that is growing in popularity. Yes, we said oral posture. We bet you didn't know that was a thing, but where do you keep your tongue when your mouth is relaxed? Where is it when you swallow? There's actually a correct... read more »VIEW POST
Dental implants are an amazing option for lost teeth because they truly mimic your natural teeth. Which means that a dental implant will look, feel, and function just like your tooth did before you lost it. In a past post of ours, we uncovered how missing teeth causes a domino effect on your smile, but dental implants can stop that... read more »VIEW POST
Cavities are no fun! They can be big, small, sensitive, painful or even, in the early-stages, unnoticeable by the untrained person. But all cavities (big and small) are caused by bacteria. Bacteria causes all sorts of problems to your gums, teeth, and overall health. So it doesn't require a rocket scientist IQ to understand that there are some major benefits... read more »VIEW POST
If you constantly feel tired, fatigued, and brain fogged then you might not be a stranger to sleep apnea. But did you know that sleep apnea can affect children as well as adults? Yep. Child sleep apnea is a real thing. If your child constantly snores or even sleepwalks, they may have a sleep disorder. While they might have chronic... read more »VIEW POST
Let's be frank: a lot of people are afraid of the dentist. And there's a good chance that you might be one of them. So, you probably can relate to the most common things that people say trigger them, like the smell, the sound of the drill, and needles (aka shots). But what if your trip to the dentist didn't... read more »VIEW POST
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