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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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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Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is sought out for a variety of reasons.  Some would like to appear younger, and others would simply like to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you are seeking these services, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous.

Cosmetic dentistry takes the concept of dental health to the next level. It merges healthy oral care and looking ...

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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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New Location

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Our brand new state of the art dental office will officially open in May 27th 2014. Conveniently located in downtown Palo Alto off of University Ave on Middlefield Road with dedicated parking spaces for our patients. We are very excited about our new practice as we continue to provide excellent dental care to our patients.
Dr.Hakim and the Extraordinary Smile team.

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Invisalign Clear Braces

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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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