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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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Sleep apnea is a very common disorder, but it can be very difficult to diagnose. The disorder, which leads to interrupted sleep, can have serious consequences for the health and welfare of the sufferer. There are a number of ways to get tested for sleep apnea, including by your local dentist. As well as regular [...]
Most people do not value their dental care the same way they value their routine medical care. That is, until you are faced with a dental pain and you avoid all of those routine visits that you skipped. Now what? How do you find a dentist that you can trust to reduce your pain and [...]
We all know we need to see a dentist for routine cleanings, and we’ll definitely go to one if we get a tooth knocked out in a ball game. You may have heard of the concept of cosmetic dentistry, though, and wondered either what it was or whether it?s something the average person really needs. [...]
- What you should know about strawberry tongue
A look at strawberry tongue, a condition that makes the tongue swollen and bumpy. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and complications. [...]
- What is a bifid uvula?
A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvu [...]
- Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose
Good oral health can benefit people with type 2 diabetes by significantly improving their blood glucose levels, a new study suggests. [...]
- Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia
Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes. [...]
- What to know about swollen taste buds
A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook. [...]