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A misaligned bite, technically called a malocclusion, can lead to snoring, TMJ issues, or sleep apnea. A bad bite can have numerous causes: genetics, missing teeth, tonsils or adenoids blocking the airway, thumb-sucking, an accident, and so on. Whatever the cause, the misaligned bite can cause issues that impact your appearance, from the shape of...
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Orthodontic treatment is sometimes about more that just straight teeth If a sleep disorder is preventing you from a restful night’s sleep, you might want to consider orthodontic treatment. Bad, or misaligned bites, also known as malocclusions, can be a result of genetics, injuries, anatomy or damaged teeth. Acquired malocclusions can be caused by: [icon_list] [icon_list_item...
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Why CPAP might not be the sleep apnea treatment you’re looking for CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and has generally been considered “the solution” by health care professionals. When people suffer from sleep apnea, CPAP is almost always the therapy initially prescribed. If CPAP is your sleep apnea treatment, you’ll  wear a specially designed...
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Dreaming of no more snoring? You snore – so what?  Snoring is a common problem. It can affect pretty well anyone, but it’s most common in men and people who are overweight. Snoring often gets worse as we age. If you snore every once in a while, it’s not a serious problem, but, if you are...
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Westminster dentist outlines 3 surprising things that could be keeping you awake at night Do you frequently have difficulty falling asleep at night but can’t figure out why? If you do manage to get any rest at all, do you still wake up feeling unrefreshed? How often does this occur? While nearly everyone struggles with...
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3 surprising effects of sleep apnea If you find yourself going to bed earlier and earlier, sleeping in later, and yet you still can’t get rid of a crushing sense of fatigue, you could be dealing with a sleep disorder. Sleep disorder symptoms include: Never feeling well-rested Difficulty concentrating Mood swings Gasping for breath in...
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Gaining weight while you sleep? This could be why: weight gain and sleep apnea You may not know it but there is a correlation between weight gain and sleep apnea. In fact, people who suffer from sleep apnea are more likely to be overweight. Studies have shown that when  your sleep is disturbed, you often...
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As a follow-up to our sleep article, we thought we would delve a little deeper into the growing problem of sleep apnea. Some of you may be asking: what does sleep apnea have to do with dentistry? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now recommends that a dental device be used for those with mild-moderate...
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