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Sleep Apnea

 Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that effects breathing. The word apnea is of Greek origin meaning “want of breath”. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common form of apnea. OSA occurs when the airway is physically blocked by the tongue, uvula and other soft tissues at the back of the mouth. New dental treatments are […]

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Gum Disease is Linked to Memory Decline

Every year research finds more correlations between systemic health and Periodontal Disease. Recent research shows that Gum Disease is linked to memory decline. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of cognitive disorders typically characterized by memory impairment, difficulty with language, motor activity, object recognition, and disturbance of executive function. Alzheimer’s disease usually occurs […]

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Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding and clenching are common among both children and adults. When this occurs occasionally it is relatively harmless. If frequent clenching and grinding occur it can lead to long term problems such as gum recession, wearing and chipping teeth, headaches, facial pain and TMD.  According to current research, teeth grinding has been strongly linked to sleep apnea. […]

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