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4Mar, 2016

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health

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March is National Sleep Apnea Month. Sleep apnea is a disorder where you experience pauses in breathing and shallow breaths while you sleep. This can last anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, “a major symptom is extremely loud snoring, sometimes so loud that bed partners find it intolerable. Other indications that sleep apnea may be present are obesity, persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath during the night, and frequently waking in the morning with a dry mouth or a headache.” Sleep […]

6Jan, 2016

Ways To Integrate Medical & Dental Care

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We all know how important caring for our general health and our dental health is. We visit our general doctor for regular checkups, as well as our dentist for annual or semi-annual cleanings and visits. However, what we may not realize is how closely our dental health is related to our general health. Many physicians may not realize this fact either, and unfortunately, it is at no fault of their own. Up until about 2008, most physicians who graduated did not receive much, if any, training on oral health. The […]