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Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth?

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In recent years, vaping has surged in popularity–particularly among younger demographics–as a perceived safer alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. While the long-term health effects of vaping are still under investigation, one area of concern that warrants immediate attention is oral health. Specifically, how does vaping impact your teeth and gums? Let’s explore the evidence and […]

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Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

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Many people strive for a bright, white smile. Fortunately, with the rise of teeth-whitening treatments like the Zoom whitening offered at Hometown Dental, achieving a bright and shining smile is easier than ever. But there’s an important question worth asking: Does teeth whitening damage enamel? Teeth whitening is typically safe when performed by an experienced […]

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Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?

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Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in breathing pauses while you sleep. Surprisingly, your dentist can help with breathing issues like sleep apnea.  Several factors can increase your risk of developing sleep apnea. While central sleep apnea is not inherited, obstructive sleep apnea is hereditary.  What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea presents with interrupted […]

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