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Can You Die From Untreated Sleep Apnea?

November 14, 2022

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Man in bed unable to sleepYou might have noticed an increase in advertisements discussing sleep apnea. Researchers estimate that 26% of adults between 30 to 70 years old have sleep apnea; however, up to 80% of cases aren’t diagnosed. It can be a difficult condition to detect because it occurs while you’re sleeping. Sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing frequently throughout the night, which can have potentially life-threatening complications with no treatment. While many people believe the biggest concern is chronic snoring, you can die from untreated sleep apnea. You don’t have to lose sleep at night worrying about your health. Here are the facts you need to breathe easier. 

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What’s the Connection Between Alcohol and Sleep Apnea?

October 7, 2022

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Glass of red wineIf you’re battling daytime fatigue because you’re struggling to fall asleep, a shot of whiskey before bed can help you doze off. Maybe you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner to unwind after a long day? Unfortunately, if you’re not getting the rest you need, alcohol may be the cause of your tossing and turning. Alcohol consumption has been found to induce sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, which can cause you to stop breathing. Here’s what you need to know before pouring your favorite adult beverage.

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Dental Sealants for Adults: Yes or No?

September 13, 2022

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kid with dental sealants smiling and doing thumbs up at dentist

Children often have trouble taking care of their smiles. Even if you teach them the right ways to brush and floss, it isn’t uncommon for cavities to develop at some point. Dental sealants are a treatment popularly used to make it easier for them to maintain healthy teeth, but can adults get them as well? Read on to learn about dental sealants for adults and if they’re able to undergo this treatment.

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What to Expect After Dental Crown Placement?

August 10, 2022

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All-ceramic dental crownsA dental crown is a versatile treatment that provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic benefits. The customized cap is placed over the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. It can protect a weakened tooth, repair significant damage, or along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. No matter the reasons, it’s normal to have a few concerns about the road ahead. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect during your dental crown recovery.

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7 Tips to Sleep Better for Summer

July 10, 2022

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Couple in bed sleepingIf you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you know a good night’s rest isn’t always easy to achieve, especially during the summer. Daily fatigue can ruin your plans quickly, but you don’t have to toss and turn all night. Here are 7 tips from your sleep dentist to start the day feeling your best.

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Finding the Right Toothbrush for You

June 15, 2022

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Close-up of toothbrush with white toothpaste

If you value oral health, you know brushing your teeth twice daily is essential. Doing so removes leftover food particles, plaque, and harmful mouth bacteria from tooth surfaces. However, did you know the kind of toothbrush you use has an impact too? Different brushes are suited to unique tasks depending on their design and features. To learn more, here’s a summary of three brush types geared for specific oral health problems.

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4 Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Floss

May 3, 2022

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Father teaching his son how to floss.

When it comes to oral hygiene, one of the first things that comes to mind for most people is brushing their teeth; but flossing is just as important as brushing! That said, establishing flossing as part of a child’s oral hygiene routine from an early age is crucial for ensuring good long-term oral health. Here are four tips from your dentist to help your child understand the importance of flossing and to make sure they’re going about it correctly.

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Can Sleeping Pills Help Me with My Sleep Apnea?

April 3, 2022

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Man snoring because of his sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But sleep apnea is a serious epidemic and is capable of more than just robbing you of sleep; it can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. That said, some people try to address their sleeping problems with solutions like sleeping pills; but is this a viable way of treating sleep apnea? Here’s more from your sleep dentist about sleep apnea and how to properly address it.

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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

March 3, 2022

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Cartoon tooth with crown.

You’ve finally made it to the dentist’s office after a long week, and you’re really hoping it’s a quick visit. After taking a brief look inside your mouth, your dentist informs you that you’re going to need a dental crown. Even though a crown is the logical solution to your problem, your unfamiliarity with the process makes you feel a little nervous. But you have absolutely nothing to fear; here’s why.

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How Does Exercise Affect Oral Health?

January 4, 2022

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Working out can help you strengthen your body, reduce stress, build muscle, sleep better, and improve your overall health. However, exercising regularly can also have some not-so-positive impacts on your oral health. Before you just headfirst into a new exercise routine, read on to learn about the ways it can impact your oral health as well as what you can do to protect your mouth from harm.

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