It would be magical thinking to say that this year has not served up a super dose of stress in one or more ways. As we approach the end of 2020, it seemed fitting to say a few words about the ways in which stress can affect our mouths, teeth, and jaws. See if any of these signs and symptoms are familiar, then let us know. We are here to help!
One of the most common sleep disorders plaguing Americans today is sleep apnea. This condition causes a person to stop and start breathing repeatedly during sleep. You may have sleep apnea and not know it, even though you feel the symptoms. Bed partners are often aware of their partner’s condition due to snoring and arrhythmic breathing.
Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the healthiest and fittest guys are guilty.
A common question for dentists – Why do I have these cavities? Most people have one or two. Cavities are holes that develop on teeth as a result of decay. The truth is that while all of us are at risk, most tooth decay can be prevented. A healthy oral care routine and smart food choices can lower your risk.
Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night feeling breathless? It can be scary, right? Has anyone told you that you snore? Maybe even complained about it? These are both symptoms of sleep apnea. Even though many people suffer from the effects of this problem, it remains a serious condition that is still not well understood.