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May 27, 2021 Health0

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that deprives the body of oxygen and increases the risk of serious health issues. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, more than 22 million American suffer from this involuntary cessation of breath while sleeping. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing as many as hundreds of times per night.


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April 8, 2021 Health0

People’s teeth can tell a lot about them. Your dentist will know if you grind your teeth at night by looking at your tooth structure. The dentist will look for any loss of structure integrity between your teeth along the gum line (abfractions). These are caused by  excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching when you sleep (Bruxism).


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January 24, 2021 Health0

Myths and old wives tales about toothaches have led some people to believe some strange things. While many of these myths are harmless, others could actually cause you to make poor decisions regarding your oral health. We have identified some of the strangest things that people believe about toothaches.


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October 29, 2020 Health0

Periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases, according to research by the American Academy of Periodontology. Studies show that “inflammation may be responsible for the association” to other diseases.

So, what is periodontal disease? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults.”


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October 21, 2020 Health0

Some people say a smile can light up a room. But did you know that smiling does a lot more than show the world you’re happy? Research suggests that the simple act of smiling, whether forced or not, has an impressive number of health benefits. Here are just a few of the many reasons to smile every day – even when you don’t necessarily feel like it.


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July 29, 2020 HealthService0

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a term referring to a number of clinical problems involving the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs) and associated muscles and structures of the jaw area. Several researchers have found clicking and popping noises in the jaw joints to be present in 40-60% of the general population. Considering that normal, healthy TMJs are completely silent at all times, the 40-60% figure is a rather staggering one to consider. The good news is that TMD symptoms are variable in nature, with most being a mild annoyance. A small percentage of patients with TMD have symptoms which degenerate into crippling chronic pain and limited jaw mobility. A recent National Institute of Health study indicates that over nine million Americans suffer from TMJ pain of some level on a regular basis.


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July 16, 2020 Health0

A lifetime of chewing, grinding and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense.


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July 9, 2020 Health0

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.


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May 21, 2020 Health0

Our teeth are remarkably strong. If we take good care of them, brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist twice a year, they stand a good chance of lasting a long, long time. But sometimes, no matter how well we care for them, life happens, and our teeth get chipped split, cracked, or broken. It can happen in several ways:


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