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How a Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Dental Health

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 18, 2020 9:29:22 AM

Everyone is interested in improving their health, but few people understand the nuances that come with boosting your well-being. Instead of focusing on large sweeping changes to your life that are difficult to maintain, it’s vital that you start focusing on small practical changes that are easier to adopt and integrate into your lifestyle.

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Topics: dental, sleep apnea dangers

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 9, 2020 6:07:00 AM

Did you know sleep apnea can cause dental problems adding to health issues? Saliva is the mouth’s first line of defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris, neutralizes destructive acids caused by bacteria and helps keep the soft and hard tissues of the mouth in good condition.

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea that causes dry mouth leading to oral bacterial infections or other dental issues.

Bruxism (aka grinding teeth) diminishes not only your quality of sleep but harms the enamel making your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay. It can also lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) which causes migraines, oral numbness or pain, or pinched nerves. Add in any missing teeth and grinding can increase bringing frequent loss of sleep.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep apnea, dental

Dental Device Advances for Sleep Apnea

Posted by Andy Ferrero on Jan 20, 2020 1:21:50 PM

How does your dentist choose the right mouthpiece for your sleep apnea?

Reviewed by Dr. Joseph Salim, DMD (written by the Sutton Place Dental Associates editor)

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Topics: dental, CPAP therapy

Health Problems That Stem From Sleepless Nights

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 11, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Anxiety, depression, and exhaustion are logical reasons behind lack of sleep and restless nights. The more uncommon explanations come from other ailments plaguing the normal daily functionalities of the human body.

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Topics: dental, health, fibromyalgia

Your Dental Health and It's Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 3, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Gasping for air when either asleep or awake. It's not a good sign for your health. One reason people gasp for air can be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is directly related to so many other health issues, including depression, oral health and anxiety.

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Topics: sleep apnea, dental, sleep hygiene

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