Tired of the Loud Snoring?

Loud snoring could be a sign of possible sleep apnea. Snoring results from the relaxing of throat musculature and the tongue falling back and blocking the throat. This incomplete closure allows air to pass through the small opening and vibrates creating the snoring sound. As we age, our muscles relax and add weight to the throat area create snoring. Sometimes... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Laura B. Ousley, DDS, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these... read more »

Winter time projects

Sinnce the December holidays ended, I have been very productive!!! I love the time between New Years and spring break. It is a time to relax and accomplish projects inside before the outside work begins in the spring. I have cleaned out closets and started finishing those projects that require time. I have read a couple of books and started... read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cavities

According to the National Institutes of Health, cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States, after the common cold. Indeed, cavities are a common problem worldwide. As long as a person is old enough to have teeth, cavities can occur, regardless of age. What Is a Cavity? A cavity is a permanently damaged area on the surface... read more »

Preventing tooth decay

Best ways to prevent tooth decay: 1. Increase the amount of arginine in the diet: eat more spinach,soy, seafood, and nuts. 2. Brush with baking soda. If you do not like the taste of baking soda, Apply toothpaste to the brush , then dip it in a little baking soda. 3. The use of a rechargeable electric toothbrush. This allows... read more »

Oral probiotics

Digestive probiotics have been very popular in commercials, magazines , and health care. Very little attention has been given to oral probiotics. Probiotic dental therapy is defined as daily administration of certain live microorganisms through a mint tablet. Probiotics work by replacing existing disease-causing bacteria with harmless bacteria. The mint has three naturally occurring live bacteria from the species of... read more »

Beautiful teeth!!!

Beautiful teeth Some people just don't understand the meaning of beautiful teeth. We look at ourselves in a mirror many times a day only to quickly fix our hair, or touch up our makeup, or just to make sure we our presentable. When we really spend time looking at our teeth , do we just brush aside what is there... read more »

blue jeans and dental whitening

They say blue jeans are a dying fad!!!  It's been on the Today Show and other substantial forms of medias.  Trying to invent a new craze is the latest goal to sell more jeans,  but Blue Jeans have been around since the late 1880's and I don't feel they are any where near a dying fad!  Jeans will always be... read more »