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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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For many folks, going to the dentist isn’t always the most fun trip. For those who have an established routine for their oral health, trips to the dentist can be a walk in the park. For others, it can be a source of dread, especially if they’re prone to bad dental habits. However you might [...]
Looking and feeling your best requires many things. Sometimes it comes down to having the right outfit to wear when you go to an interview for a new job; sometimes it requires making sure that your car has been recently cleaned and waxed when you get ready to drive to a friend’s outdoor wedding; sometimes [...]
How good is your oral health care? You might think, “Well, I brush every day!”. If that’s the case, you might want to take another look at your oral healthcare routine. Too many American adults and children today are struggling with cavities, periodontal disease, and even jaw pain because their routines aren’t up to snuff. [...]