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Sleep Apnea is a very common and potentially life threatening condition in which an obstruction in a person’s airway prevent them from breathing while they sleep, causing them to awaken repetitively throughout the night. The quality of life for a person with Sleep Apnea can be very poor. Their lack of sleep makes them unfocused and irritable and often leads to serious depression.
The dangers of Sleep Apnea are alarming; long-term studies show that people with untreated Sleep Apnea are three times more likely suffer an untimely death than people without it. In fact, drivers who suffer from Sleep Apnea are 6 times more likely to die in a car wreck.
Getting treatment could significantly improve the quality of life for people who exhibit the symptoms. Some people who have Sleep Apnea (more…)
Bruxism — also known as teeth grinding — is definitely one of the more painful dental health problems you could be facing.
The majority of people who have bruxism either don’t even know it, or they finally started to get treatment for it after months — possibly even years — of suffering from the pain and the resulting oral health issues. Luckily, bruxism is a fairly easy condition to treat when you know what you’re dealing with.
Here are a few of the most common ways bruxism is treated today:
Everyone is on the lookout for the best family dentist possible, with an increasing awareness of the importance of great dental care. Yet quality tooth care goes far beyond regular dental cleanings and crowns. The necessity of taking care of your teeth isn’t just about your health, but the image you project to the world as well. In fact, you could say that your smile is your real “first impression”, ready before you say a word. So before you start looking for a dentist, think about the questions to ask yourself, and what you most wa (more…)
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Anyone who has had any kind of general dentistry knows that certain food, like candy, is bad for your teeth and for the teeth of your family. Kids dentists have done a great job in recent years of raising awareness about how what goes in bottles and what kids eat has a powerful effect on [...]
Your 17 year old daughter has a love hate relationship with her invisible aligners. She loves how they are quickly repositioning her teeth into the healthy smile that she desperately wants, she hates that she has to wear them at all. After nearly two years in traditional braces, she failed to follow through with the [...]
Many people feel self conscious about the look of their teeth. Statistics show that 32% of people surveyed reported being concerned by how their teeth looked. One cause for this can be if you’ve recently suffered damage to your tooth. Considering that, it’s important to know the three possible outcomes of direct trauma to the [...]