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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the three types of sleep apnea that affect over 18 million Americans. During OSA, you stop breathing due to an obstructed airway. This wakes your body up, often gasping for air, before you fall back asleep and the process begins all over again. You may or may not be aware of …

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, their airway is partially or completely blocked while they’re sleeping. Since the body receives reduced oxygen to the brain with OSA, you’re usually forced awake in order to breathe properly. After you fall …

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Dental sealants can be an excellent addition to brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. Dental sealants are a layer of plastic-like material that’s applied over your teeth, typically teeth that are difficult to clean properly, such as the molars in the back of your mouth. …

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Having sensitive teeth is never fun. Sensitive teeth can result from such dental health problems as gum disease, tooth decay, fractured teeth, and gum recession, which can expose sensitive nerves. Many of these problems can be avoided by getting regular checkups with your dentist, who can ensure that your teeth …

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Children start losing their baby teeth around age six, which means you’ve only got a few years between the time your child sprouts his or her new teeth and the time they begin to fall out! Baby teeth are essential for children—they enable proper chewing, speech skills, and set the stage for their adult teeth. As a …

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Do you have a misaligned bite or crowded teeth? Chances are that your teeth have impacted your self esteem, your smile, and your dental health. Did you know that crowded teeth can actually cause dental health problems due to their structure? They affect more than just the appearance your teeth. How do crowded …

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At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only get one set of permanent teeth. Consider all of …

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If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be concerned about having to sleep with an oral appliance. However, it is vital that you do so in order to avoid the many complications of untreated sleep apnea. How do these devices work? When a person with sleep apnea is asleep, their breathing will …

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The short answer is yes: diabetics are more susceptible to oral health problems. But not to fear – there is something you can do about it! We are going to discuss how diabetes affects oral health, warning signs to look for showing that diabetes is taking a toll on dental health, and some tips on how to fight …

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Metal has been the standard in dentistry for many years and has proved to be an excellent way to protect damaged teeth and preserve a person’s ability to chew. However, technology is continuing to improve, and metal-free crowns and bridges have many benefits. Consider the following: A Long-Term Solution – …

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