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Talk to Us (Your Dentist) About Sleep Apnea

Talk to Us (Your Dentist) About Sleep Apnea

Don’t hold back–the longer you wait, the worse it can get. We talked about the deadly Hoboken train crash, which was caused by undiagnosed sleep apnea. So, with that being said, why haven’t you sought treatment yet? Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition where breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night. With more […]

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High Blood Pressure Leads to Further Complications

High Blood Pressure Leads to Further Complications

Affecting nearly 75 million Americans, high blood pressure is a known risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The American Heart Association has put together blood pressure recommendations to help people remain healthy, while avoiding hypotension or hypertension: Hypotension (too low): Lower than 90/60 mm Hg Normal: Lower than 120/80 mm Hg Prehypertension: 120/80 to […]

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Is Jaw Pain Preventing You from Enjoying Your Juicy Steak?

Is Jaw Pain Preventing You from Enjoying Your Juicy Steak?

Imagine a nice, juicy steak on the grill. It sounds delicious, doesn’t it? But what if you had trouble eating your favorite steak? That would not be fun for you. When a person suffers from jaw pain, it can prevent them from eating just about any of their favorite foods–that is, unless your favorite food […]

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Sleep Well and Lose Weight

Sleep Well and Lose Weight

Sleep matters–it’s as simple as that. And, when we don’t get enough sleep, it can cause us to gain weight. Due to the production of excessive amounts of Ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone, and insufficient amounts of Leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone, we find ourselves gaining more weight than ever before. Let’s take a look at sleeping […]

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TMJ Awareness Month

TMJ Awareness Month

Each month has a different awareness, and sometimes they can include multiple subjects. For November it is TMJ awareness! And, while November has come to an end, we need to ensure awareness continues every month. Let’s take a look at temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and how to maintain your health. What is TMD? Often very […]

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What is the Link Between TMD, Tinnitus and Hearing Problems?

What is the Link Between TMD, Tinnitus and Hearing Problems?

The ringing in your ear is tinnitus, but what does that have to do with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)? To understand how TMD affects hearing and tinnitus, we first have to understand TMD, which can often be referred to as locked jaw. The jaw joints are responsible for opening the mouth, speaking, and chewing, so […]

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Why Sleep Apnea is Bad For Your Health

Why Sleep Apnea is Bad For Your Health

You’ve heard it before: Sleep apnea has negative consequences on your overall health. While you might already have heard this, we want to help you gain a better understanding of sleep apnea and why it is so harmful for your health. A lack of sleep can lead to exhaustion and crankiness, but long-term sleep disruption […]

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Think Twice Before Chewing Your Next Piece of Gum

Think Twice Before Chewing Your Next Piece of Gum

Pop! Snap! The sound of that bubble gum popping can be a daily habit for most people. Whether a person chews gum as a snack or because they like the flavor, it is a common occurrence. However, if you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think before you […]

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea Warning Signs?

Do You Have Sleep Apnea Warning Signs?

With over 25 million people suffering from sleep apnea, it is important to understand the risk factors involved. Sleep apnea is a deadly disease, but a highly preventable one with proper treatment and diagnosis. Let’s take a break from searching the Internet for answers because we have some risk factors and warning signs to share […]

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A Lack of Sleep Could be Making You Fat

A Lack of Sleep Could be Making You Fat

Do you have sleep apnea? If you do, it could be the reason you are gaining weight. I know it isn’t what you wanted to hear, but did you know that it is actually good to find out? Once you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you can take the right steps toward treatment and losing […]