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Why Napping Isn’t a Good Idea When You Have Sleep Apnea

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 1:35 am
Woman taking a nap on couch with pillows

Sleep apnea actively prevents you from getting enough sleep at night thanks to interruptions in your breathing repeatedly forcing your brain to wake you up. What can you do about this lack of rest? At first glance, it may seem like taking a nap might help; in truth, it could ultimately end up causing more problems than it solves. Here’s why napping often isn’t the best choice when you’re in the middle of sleep apnea treatment.


4 Important Questions About Invisalign

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 10:16 pm
Woman holding two Invisalign aligners in a heart shape

More and more people are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces to achieve straighter, healthier smiles. Have you been thinking about using this treatment to correct the alignment of your own teeth? Before you start the process, you should make sure that you have a full understanding of what to expect. Here are some brief but helpful answers to 4 common Invisalign questions that might be on your mind.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Invisalign Take?

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 5:20 pm
patient smiling and holding Invisalign aligner

As an adult, you may be hesitant to commit to orthodontic treatment because you want to avoid the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Fortunately, you no longer have to rely on traditional methods to achieve your dream look. Thanks to Invisalign in Odessa, you can work towards a straighter smile without compromising your appearance! Before committing to treatment, you probably want to know how long it’ll take. Read on to learn more about the average timeline of this process and how you can ensure successful treatment.


4 Reasons Why Invisalign is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 11:26 pm
Invisalign aligners

Have you recently turned on the TV to see one of the many do-it-yourself clear aligner systems? Promoted as an affordable option that produces amazing results in less time, it may be tempting to give in to the hype and give them a try. But before you pick up the phone to place an order, a dentist is here to share four reasons why Invisalign aligners are better than DIY solutions.


Wondering If Your Dental Insurance Will Cover Sedation Dentistry? Read This!

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Cobb @ 10:16 pm
Dental insurance information on screens in waiting room

Do you struggle with dental-related anxiety? You’re not alone. In fact, the National Library of Medicine estimates that 36% of the population suffers with a fear of the dentist and an additional 12% struggle with extreme fear. The good news is that whether your anxiety surrounding your visits is mild or severe, sedation dentistry can help keep you calm and comfortable during your appointment. But is sedation dentistry covered by dental insurance? Keep reading to learn the answer.


Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right for You?

August 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 7:29 pm
woman pointing at her smile after her cosmetic dentistry treatment

When you smile, do you hide your teeth? Are your teeth generally healthy but not quite what you want? Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth in professional or social situations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry may provide the perfect solution. Here’s how you can take advantage of what cosmetic dentistry has to offer and find the right treatment for you.


Have a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown? Here’s Why!

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 5:25 pm
Patient looking at dental crown in dentist's mirror

With roughly 90% of Americans having at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s safe to say that tooth decay continues to be a prevalent concern. The good news is that restorative dentistry can rebuild the look and function of your smile in just a few appointments. After a few months, however, you may begin to notice a black line around your dental crown. Is this normal? Is there anything you can do to fix it? To learn the answers to these questions and more, read on!


What to Expect When Recovering From Full Mouth Reconstruction

June 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 2:40 am
Man smiling after full mouth reconstruction in Odessa

Do you have several damaged or decayed teeth? Are you struggling with so many dental flaws that you don’t even know where to start? When there are a variety of dental issues to correct, it might not be possible to get the results you’re looking for with a single treatment. Fortunately, you can still get a healthier, more beautiful smile with a full mouth reconstruction in Odessa! These personalized treatment plans offer a streamlined way to get all the care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Since every patient’s treatment plan will look different, you may not know exactly what to expect while recovering from your various procedures. Read on to learn more about what it’s like to heal after some of the most common treatments used for full mouth reconstruction.


Veneers vs. Crowns: Which One’s Right for Your Smile?

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 9:43 pm
man smiling while visiting in dentist in Odessa

Making decisions for your oral health requires a lot of thought and research. If you want to restore your teeth and enhance their appearance, you may have trouble deciding between veneers and crowns. Both services are equally capable of improving the look and function of your smile! However, there are some notable differences you should take into consideration when making your final decision. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the differences between the two services and learn how to choose the best one for your smile.


Dental Implant Consult: Important Questions to Ask!

February 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 4:38 pm
Woman smiling during her implant consultation

Are you considering dental implants? Congratulations! You’re on your way toward a beautiful, healthy, and strong set of teeth. Beginning this process can be a little overwhelming, which is why a trained implant dentist has included some important questions to have handy during your consultation. Read on to prepare yourself and get started on this amazing tooth replacement!

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