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How To Know if You’re Suffering From Sleep Apnea

March 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donnelly @ 3:55 pm

exhausted man at workThe alarm goes off, as it does every day, and you feel like you have a 1,000 pound gorilla sitting on your chest, making it almost impossible for you to get out of bed. You just can’t seem to get enough sleep to not feel exhausted. You notice that your partner must have left the bed in the middle of the night as well…it must have been because of your snoring again…

If this sounds like your typical morning, then you very likely could be suffering from sleep apnea in San Marcos. Sleep apnea is the second most common sleep disorder in the U.S., affecting about 20 million people every night. Unfortunately, this condition cannot only rob you of your sleep, but your health as well. (more…)

Is There a Link Between Periodontal Disease & Heart Health?

February 13, 2018

Doctor holding a small red heart toySimply put – yes there is. Actually, periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to numerous chronic and systemic illnesses, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pre-term childbirth, and yes, heart disease. It’s important to understand that, in the early stages called gingivitis, gum disease is difficult to detect, but it’s always best to receive treatment at this point when your periodontal disease is most treatable. As gum disease advances to the periodontitis stage, it becomes more difficult to treat, and can lead to serious health complications. How can you make sure to keep your gums healthy? It’s simple. Find a San Marcos dentist you trust and feel comfortable with, and make sure you visit them at least twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. In this post, we’ll talk a little more about the link between gum disease and heart health and tell you more about how visiting a San Marcos dentist regularly can help you avoid oral and whole body health concerns. February is heart health month, and your San Marcos dentist wants to help you keep your smile and heart healthy this month – and the rest of the year.

Follow These Tips by a Dentist in San Marcos for a Better 2018

January 16, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donnelly @ 7:25 am

woman smiling white teethThe beginning of the year is all about making a fresh start, but let’s face it — no one is going to suddenly drop a bunch of weight, read 10 books their first month into 2018, or even probably stop using social media as much. As good as these new year’s resolutions sound, each one of them all takes one thing: commitment.

If you’re willing to commit to those things, why not consider committing to better oral health in 2018? After all, your teeth don’t just benefit from improved oral health—your whole body will! Learn more about how your dentist in San Marcos can help you this year.


Missing Teeth? Dental Implants in San Marcos Can Help!

December 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donnelly @ 6:15 am
Image of implant in the jaw

Image of implant in the jaw

Most people never think about the impact of losing their teeth until it happens to them. Unfortunately, there are a lot of potential reasons for tooth loss that are mostly out of your control, like injuries, gum disease and even genetics.

But regardless of the cause of tooth loss, the effect is the same – your quality of life is impacted! From feeling embarrassed about the gaps in your smile to not being able to eat all your favorite foods, it’s natural to want to find the best solution available to restore your smile. One of the best options is dental implants in San Marcos! Other alternatives simply can’t come close to giving you the feel and function that implants do.


Your Dentist in San Marcos Offers Tips for Holiday Dental Care

November 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donnelly @ 5:10 pm

woman smiling with red noseIt’s that time of the year again for sleigh bell ringing, yuletide carol singing, and festive gatherings. Your dentist in San Marcos encourages you to enjoy the holiday season while maintaining optimum dental health. Read further to discover some helpful tips.


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