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Can an Oral Appliance Help with Sleep Apnea?

Can an Oral Appliance Help with Sleep Apnea?

by Holly (SU)
There are a variety of sleep apnea devices available to help keep airways open for easier breathing while asleep. Appliances that fit in the mouth are most common.

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

by Stephanie Meadows
Did you know that grinding your teeth while sleeping can cause significant jaw pain, tension headaches, and even broken or cracked teeth? A condition known as bruxism, this nighttime grinding movement of the teeth can often go unnoticed and untreated for some time. When someone grinds their teeth, it wears down the teeth, can destroy tooth enamel, and can chip or crack teeth. Once the enamel on teeth has been destroyed or worn away, it cannot be replaced.

Odd Reasons You Might Want to See Your Dentist: Mouth Guards and Snoring

Odd Reasons You Might Want to See Your Dentist: Mouth Guards and Snoring

by Stephanie Meadows
Are you zoning out or daydreaming at work? Having trouble concentrating? Are you waking up frequently during the night? Do you often get sleepy, or even fall asleep when you shouldn’t? A sleep specialist is the number one person you may think of going to for help, but your dentist could be the one you need to turn to. You are thinking, how can my dentist help with sleep? The answer might surprise you, because some sleep conditions can be related to how your jaw and bite affect breathing.

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