Dr. Cobb's Blog
July 12, 2018
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you are well aware of the challenges. Eating certain foods may be difficult. Depending on which teeth are missing, you may have trouble pronouncing some words. And your smile just won’t look the same. Fortunately, there are several good options for tooth replacement in Odessa. Read to learn more about these and how your dentist can work with a specialist to ensure your complete satisfaction.
May 23, 2018
Seems hard to believe, but research indicates that as many as 80 percent of adults in the United States have some degree of gum disease. And as if that weren’t enough of a problem, many don’t even know they have this chronic bacterial infection. Furthermore, the bacteria that cause gum disease have been linked to other systemic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Therefore, knowing the signs of gum disease is imperative so you can begin periodontal therapy in Odessa as soon as possible.
April 24, 2018
Periodontal, or gum, disease is a bacterial infection that begins when plaque calcifies and turns to tartar. This hard substance builds up between gums and teeth. If not removed with periodontal therapy in Odessa, the bacteria-filled tartar irritates gum tissue, causing inflammation and bleeding. As gum disease progresses, there may be bone deterioration and tooth loss. In addition, gum disease has been connected to systemic illnesses including diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
All of this, however, can be avoided with consistent proper gum care and oral hygiene. Read on to learn what you can do to have healthy gums.
March 22, 2018
Do you have sleep apnea? Have you tried—and failed—to use a CPAP machine? Well, don’t feel bad, because you’ve got lots of company . Some research shows that the failure rate for CPAP machine therapy is as high as 50 percent. Nevertheless, sleep apnea must be treated for the sake of a good night’s sleep and your health . Have you considered oral appliance therapy? Many patients find comfortable and effective relief from sleep apnea in Odessa when they wear an oral appliance, also called a snoreguard or mouthguard.
January 7, 2018
Treating sleep apnea in Odessa just got even better. Dr. Cobb recently completed a special course in sleep apnea, allowing him to provide patients with treatment that helps them breathe with ease at night. If you suspect that you or the person snoring on the pillow next to you has sleep apnea, then come see Dr. Cobb. He can prescribe a custom-fitted oral appliance to maintain an open airway.
December 17, 2017
If your New Year’s resolution is to take better care of your health, then we’d like to make a suggestion. Seeing the dentist! That’s right. If you want to enjoy overall health, then you need to take care of your mouth. Research has proven that the condition of your mouth plays a critical role in the health of your body. Your dentist in Odessa can ensure your oral health so you also enjoy the benefits of good overall health. Read on to learn more about the connection between oral and general health.
November 4, 2017
Well, Thanksgiving is behind us. That means Christmas gatherings and New Year’s Eve parties are just around the corner. And what does that mean? If you want to put your best smile forward, then now is the time to see Dr. Cobb, your cosmetic dentist. There are treatments you can have now that will make all the difference in the one accessory that goes with every occasion—your smile!
September 13, 2017
Your jaw is designed to move. Up and down and side-to-side. Sometimes, however, just the slightest movement can cause pain. Whether that discomfort is sharp and acute or dull and chronic, you need to get rid of it. First, however, you must determine the underlying cause so proper treatment can be prescribed. Here are a few reasons you may be experiencing jaw pain.
August 18, 2017
The average family has any number of medical doctors—pediatrician, obstetrician, optometrist, allergist, pulmonologist, cardiologist, and the list may go on. How nice to need only one general dentist to care for all of the smiles in your family. Your Odessa dentist is Dr. Steve W. Cobb. He and his staff offer a comprehensive menu of services under one roof. Read on to learn more about these services and the dentist that provides them.
May 24, 2017
Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite! This cute and innocent childhood rhyme might need one more line for a lot of people—don’t let snoring keep you up at night! Loud snoring is one of the primary signs of sleep apnea, a medical condition that can rob you of restful sleep. And because you’re snoring, your bed partner may not be sleeping well either. Fortunately, reliable treatment for sleep apnea is available from Dr. Cobb, your dentist in Odessa. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea and how easily it can be remedied with an oral appliance worn every night.