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Exercise and less TV can lower your sleep apnea risk

Exercise and less TV can lower your sleep apnea risk

Sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles temporarily relax during sleep, causing partial or complete blockage of the airway. As a result, you might be waking up hundreds of times a night without even realizing it. This interrupted sleep and inadequate nighttime oxygenation can result in daytime sleepiness, headaches, mood swings and high blood pressure. […]

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Jaw pain and mental health: The truth bites through

Jaw pain and mental health: The truth bites through

The main enemies of good oral health are plaque, acid and poor hygiene habits. That makes sense. But there is something else that is negatively impacting your oral health: mental health issues. Let’s take a look at how your mental health can impact your oral health while damaging your smile. Increased stress Since last March, […]

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Use a mouth guard to reduce jaw pain

Use a mouth guard to reduce jaw pain

If you suffer from bruxism–also known as teeth grinding–you may be waking up with a sore jaw or achy jaw muscles. When this happens, it is important to know that there is a fix: dental mouth guards. Also known as splints, oral appliances or night guards, dental mouth guards can protect your teeth and joints, […]

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3 ways to manage your teeth grinding at home

3 ways to manage your teeth grinding at home

When it comes to teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, it is important to understand how to manage your condition. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the added stress of everything going on around us has led to an increase in teeth grinding cases. While this is expected, it is important to seek professional treatment from your […]

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Teeth grinding can affect your sleep

Teeth grinding can affect your sleep

If you grind your teeth at night, it can be painful but it can also negatively impact the quality of your sleep. Fortunately, though, if you take a few simple steps, you can reduce the impact of teeth grinding and improve your sleep. Here’s how. Practice relaxation techniques An important tool in reducing nighttime teeth […]

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How to overcome tinnitus

How to overcome tinnitus

Picture this: No matter where you go or what you do, there is a sound that travels with you. It might be a ringing, a whoosh sound or buzzing. Whatever the sound is, it stays with you and you can’t escape it. Tinnitus is the perception of ringing when no external sound is being produced. […]

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It’s time to find relief from TMD and jaw pain

It’s time to find relief from TMD and jaw pain

Many people suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD),  but have no idea what it is. To make matters worse, most  do not understand the source of their pain, and neither do many doctors. And when the source is unknown, it is hard to find a proper treatment plan. Fortunately, though, your dentist can help. […]

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Here is who is at risk for sleep apnea

Here is who is at risk for sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the breathing pathways through the mouth, nose or throat are collapsed or blocked. Your airways are susceptible to blockages or collapse as the muscle lining relaxes while you are sleeping. Knowing that definition, are you at risk for sleep apnea? Do you think you or a loved one might have […]

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How to improve your sleep and beat coronasomnia

How to improve your sleep and beat coronasomnia

With the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people have been exhibiting disrupted sleep. This has been dubbed, “coronasomnia” because of the impact of the pandemic. While sleeping poorly might have been the norm for some before the pandemic, the stress, anxiety and disruptions of normal routines made our sleep worse. As we continue to navigate […]