Exquisite Smile Times

Healthy news and information from Exquisite Smiles / 2021 September Issue

Kick Snoring Aside With These Natural Tips

Whether you snore so loud that you wake yourself up, or are eager to give your partner a restful night of sleep, snoring doesn’t have to be forever. In fact, you may be able to kick snoring aside naturally by giving these tips a try.

1. Try a new sleep position. If you sleep on your back, your airway may become narrow or blocked. Give side sleeping a try one night to see if you or your partner notices a difference in your snoring.

2. Take a break from smoking and drinking. Regular smokers are more likely to snore than non-smokers, and drinking alcohol before bed can relax your throat muscles too much, resulting in snoring.

3. Stay hydrated. Did you know that dehydration can lead to more mucus production, which can lead to snoring?

4. Talk to us. We may be able to help you with a custom fit oral appliance designed to keep your airways unobstructed.

5 Quotes to Jumpstart Your Month

A new month means a new beginning. In addition to having a happy, healthy smile, we also want you to have a happy, healthy life. This month, we’re aiming to build happiness and kindness by spreading positivity with some of our favourite quotes and affirmations. We hope you’ll share yours, too!

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – J.M. Barrie

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

As your partner in oral health, it’s no secret that we care about your smile—and that goes beyond your teeth and gums. Having a healthy tongue is important. Get ready to say “ahhhh” …here’s a bit more about what your tongue says about your health!

If your tongue has a white coating, you might be suffering from oral thrush, which occurs from yeast overgrowth. Other times, a white tongue occurs when you don’t brush your tongue enough.

If your tongue is sensitive, you may have a food allergy to something you’ve just eaten or you could be developing a mouth sore.

If your tongue looks hairy, don’t worry—it’s not actual hair. “Hairy tongue” can be caused by a build-up of protein that causes bumps to elongate and trap food, giving the appearance of hair.

If your tongue has red bumps, you may be suffering from a high fever.

Experiencing anything we’ve mentioned above? Contact our practice to make an appointment.

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