Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliance Therapy

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, irritability, fatigue and insomnia are all signs that you could be losing shut-eye to sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be a ...

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Warning Signs You’re Losing Shut-Eye to Sleep Apnea

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Do you routinely catch yourself dozing off in the afternoon? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? Are you feeling like you just aren’t sleeping well at night, even though you can’t remember tossing or turning? If so, you may be suffering from a common but underdiagnosed problem known as obstructive sleep apnea.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Characterized by loud and frequent snoring, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat, blocking ...

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What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implant

If you have some dental problems and you have heard about the possibility of having dental implants as a solution to your problem, it is good to know what this dental procedure means and what benefits it will give in case you go through the process.
The dental implant is made of alloy of titanium and is placed into the bone and allowed to heal.  They come in various sizes and ...

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Happy Mouth, Happy Body

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Did you know that dental health is linked to other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and even an increased risk of having a stroke. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is the most significant disease affecting adults today. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that has reached both the gums and bone that keep your teeth in place.

About 31 percent of Americans have some ...

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All About Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom Teeth Palo Alto

More often than not wisdom teeth, or the large molars at the very end of your jaw, become a problem and need to be removed. Typically, the reasons for wisdom teeth needing to be removed are because the wisdom teeth are too large to fit in your jaw or they grow in crooked (sometimes horizontally!).

Everybody’s wisdom teeth are different; some erupt ...

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KEEPING YOUR BREATH FRESH

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Nobody wants to be told they have bad breath, and sometimes even when you’ve thought you cleaned your teeth properly the embarrassing odor may still show up!
If you want to avoid that smelly situation here are some ways to help prevent bad breath. Brush, floss, and wash your tongue twice a day; this helps remove bits of food and bacteria which create the bad smell. You should also drink a lot of water since it keeps your mouth from ...

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Oral Cancer

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This beautiful spring month is oral cancer awareness month. That’s right; it’s time to make our mouth a priority. When we think of cancer we don’t normally think of it in the mouth, however the problem is very prevalent these days. Dentists and other oral health care professionals are often the first ones to notice any such symptoms; but what can you look out for, and how can you help prevent the cancer from invading your body?

There are a few ...

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Invisalign Clear Braces

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Invisalign

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you; that means no brackets, bands or wires. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out ...

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CEREC

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CEREC brings together two types of computer technology. The first computer allows the doctor to be able to map out the tooth that the crown will be sitting on. The second allows the crown to be made in the actual dentists’ office instead of being shipped out to be made.  While there are many reasons to use CEREC here are just a few reasons.

What does CEREC mean to you?  For one, you will be sitting in the dentist’s chair for ...

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Dental Implant Restoration

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A dental implant is a biocompatible, man-made substitute to replace missing tooth roots and is usually made of a space-age alloy of titanium. Dental implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit most tooth replacement applications and is a procedure that Palo Alto dentist Dr.Hakim has done many times. Most are cylinders placed into bone and allowed to heal undisturbed while bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a short ...

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