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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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The options for dental work has expanded to many avenues that can easily fit any individual’s needs and wants. From wisdom teeth extraction to full dental implants, oral doctors have the tools and necessary know-how to help you find the smile you want. So, what kind of smile do you want? Rid Yourself of Wisdom [...]
Most Americans are deeply invested in the health of their teeth, since healthy teeth are attractive and are less likely to suffer painful and expensive tooth problems such as infections or rotting gums. Many Americans have a trusted doctor whom they visit regularly for checkups and dental implants, and today, dentistry ranks among the top [...]
Unfortunately, it becomes easy for certain people to take their teeth for granted. If you want to keep your teeth in optimal condition, it’s wise to brush your teeth on a regular basis. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day. However, it’s understandable to wonder what makes brushing twice per day [...]