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Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Take the Quiz

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Take the Quiz

Do you snore almost every night? Do you feel like you are gasping or snorting while you sleep? Do you feel tired during the day? If so, you may have sleep apnea, a serious obstructed sleep disorder. Take our quiz and see if you are at risk for sleep apnea. Learn more...

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Back to School Dental Health Tips For All Ages

Back to School Dental Health Tips For All Ages

Fill the book bag and pack the smile – it’s time for back to school! For many, the start of a new school year brings new routines, fresh starts and lots of opportunities for success. Even if you are out of school, the new season is a chance to fall into a better...

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Top 5 Tips For Summer Dental Care

Top 5 Tips For Summer Dental Care

Pool time, beach days, lightning bugs, fireworks and ice cream – summer is in full swing, and our staff at the Collegeville Gentle Dentist is ready for one of our busiest times of the year. As the days heat up, many of us take the opportunity to chill. We wish you a...

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Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Routine oral cancer screenings are important to overall health. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 51,540 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2018 and an estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers. Oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate sinuses, oropharynx and throat. There’s no way to prevent all oral cancers, but there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting oral cancer.

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Baby’s First Dentist Visit: What to Expect and When to Schedule

Baby’s First Dentist Visit: What to Expect and When to Schedule

From baby’s first smile and baby’s first tooth to baby’s first solid foods, there are many dental milestones in your child’s first 12 months. Another important event that should occur before baby’s first birthday is the first visit to the dentist. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend scheduling the first dental checkup between 6 and 12 months after birth.

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