Why You Really Need to Clean Your Retainers

Insufficient cleaning could allow build-up of microbes on orthodontic retainers, researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have found. Dr. Jonathan Pratten and colleagues looked at the types of microbes which live on retainers, taking samples from the mouths of people without retainers and those wearing either of the two most widely used types. As …

Dental Devices to Stop Snoring: Neither Here Snore There?

Ever wonder why people snore? When we sleep, our muscles relax – including the tissues of the airway lining and the tongue, which can fall back and partly block the airway. When this happens, the attempt to keep breathing creates the snore. This tends to be more of a problem for older people (since we …