Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. There are three different types of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, and a mix of the two. Sleep apnea has many effects on the body, but did you know that it can also affect your oral health?...
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are familiar with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This device consists of a machine with a tube and a mask that you attach to your face at night, and it circulates air in an effort to provide continuous pressure to keep your...
Sleep is a vital function for our bodies—it not only helps our brains process memories and repair tissues, but it helps strengthen our immune systems and allows us to wake up restored the next day. Lack of sleep has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems, and...
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. The person will wake up constantly, whether or not they remember it, to reposition and continue breathing. However, this can happen up to hundreds of different times every night, therefore preventing sufferers...
Craniofacial pain can be defined as persistent pain in the face but also includes the neck and head. Patients may feel certain “trigger points” in which the pain is more significant, but mostly patients describe an aching or even a burning or numb feeling when it comes to craniofacial pain. Patients who experience...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages. It’s most common among middle-aged men, but anyone, including infants, can have the disorder. During OSA, the airway collapses and produces pauses in breathing that can last for a minute or longer. People will wake up gasping...
Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder in which a person actually stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. Usually, a person isn’t aware that they wake up gasping for breath after these episodes. A spouse or partner is typically the one to alert them of the instances. Although dentists cannot provide...
There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why...
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your airway becomes blocked at numerous points during sleep, which causes you to stop breathing. This has a range of serious effects on the body—it not only hinders your immune system and increases your risk for chronic disease, but it...
Most people are familiar with sleep apnea in adults, but children can have sleep apnea as well. Childhood sleep apnea is a complex sleep disorder that requires treatment to help your child get better. Although some children may grow out of their sleep apnea, the effects of this sleep disorder are devastating, so...