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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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One of the most important parts of visiting the dentist is receiving a professional cleaning. Proper dental health for children can start as soon as a baby’s teeth first appear. Many parents find their children’s teeth start appearing at about four months. It’s imperative to keep children’s teeth lightly cleaned during these early stages. Eventually, [...]
Statistics show that 48% of those surveyed felt unhappy with their teeth. No one should go through life with teeth they are unhappy with. Many people visit their dentist to have a veneer created for them. A veneer is often a porcelain cover placed over a tooth. A veneer can be made to fit a [...]
More than 37 million people suffer from migraines in the U.S. The cause for many of these migraine sufferers is never found. Instead, people are forced to find ways to effectively deal with the pain. These are some of the most helpful migraine treatment methods. Visit your medical provider It is important to have chronic [...]
- Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment
What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated? [...]
- Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief
Wisdom teeth often emerge in early adulthood and can cause a lot of pain as they push through the gums. We look at seven tips to relieve the pain. [...]
- Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?
While human host genes may influence oral microbiome composition, it is unlikely that they control the bacteria that promote tooth decay, says a new s [...]
- Four effective gingivitis home remedies
Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis [...]
- Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were [...]