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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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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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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