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Sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents the body from getting a sufficient amount of oxygen during sleep. During times of sleep, the sleep apnea victim or patient literally stops breathing for small periods of time, creating an extremely dangerous situation. Over 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and that figure includes women, men, and children though most of victims are older male adults. Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea and it’s the most common form. Throat blockage, mostly from the tongue or palate, is what gives obstructive sleep apnea its name – but it’s only one form. Two other forms are central sleep apnea and mixed sleep apnea.


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If there are two words that strike the most fear into the hearts of dental patients, it’s these: root canal. But while you may have heard rumors about how terrifying they are, root canals are relatively painless and extremely effective procedures – not to mention, completely commonplace. According to the American Dental Association Survey of Dental Services Rendered, over 15 million root canal treatments are performed annually in the United States.


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Dentures are a common and affordable solution to replace missing teeth, but they do have their drawbacks as well. Dentures can become ill-fitting over time and begin to irritate the gums. They do not function as well as a natural teeth or other tooth replacement remedies. Dental implants are the best option to replace missing teeth, so if you’re thinking about transitioning from dentures to implants, here’s what you need to know.






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