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...
If you wake up tired or with a headache every day—or are a known snorer—you could be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing for short periods while asleep. Your body eventually jolts you awake so that you can start breathing normally again. You...
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...
As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that...
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...
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...
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat....
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the individual will actually stop breathing for periods of seconds to minutes during the night. This could happen hundreds of times during the course of a night. While sleep apnea has certain symptoms, many people who have sleep apnea go undiagnosed. If...
Snoring is a common problem that could actually be indicative of a bigger problem. During snoring, your airway is obstructed so that you can’t breathe correctly. This makes it essential that you talk to your doctor about this problem. However, since people tend to see their dentist more often,...