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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.

How Night Guards Can Help Prevent TMJ

How Night Guards Can Help Prevent TMJ

by Yenny (SU)
If you had ringing in your ears, dizziness and a headache, would you think to go to the dentist? Probably not, right? However, these are just a few of the vague symptoms that can indicate you have a problem with your jaw. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) affects millions of Americans each year, appearing as varying degrees of symptoms, ranging from mild facial pain to headaches, earaches and dizziness, causing tens of millions of lost work days per year.

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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