Snoring Is An Indicator Of A Sleep Issue

top view of woman plugging ears with pillow while lying in bed near snoring husbandOur bodies are adaptable and resourceful, meaning they change to fit our immediate needs. This can be seen in phenomena such as the way that the lungs of people who live in mountain towns have evolved over generations to accommodate less oxygen at higher altitudes. Another example that you might not even be aware of includes snoring, which helps regulate the body’s breathing. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist will take a look at the phenomenon of snoring, and explain how chronic snoring can actually be indicative of a sleep issue.

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How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?

Man on bed with a headacheTaking care of your oral health involves much more than simply brushing your teeth on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, there are many more issues that can lead to complications with your oral health, including teeth-grinding, tooth decay, gum disease and infection, and countless others. As such, a well-rounded preventive routine is necessary for addressing as many areas of the oral cavity as possible. Still, however, issues that one might not deem traditional can impact your health as well, but how do we account for these concerns? In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist looks at the damaging effects of sleep apnea on your health, and how you can seek treatment to address these concerns.

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Ways Teeth-Grinding Harms Your Smile

trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder in asian woman, She use hand touching her cheek and symptoms fo pain and suffering on isoleted white background.It goes without saying that your smile endures a significant amount of wear over the course of your life. After all, nearly everything can be detrimental to your oral health, and it is for this reason that your dentist emphasizes the importance of an effective preventive dental routine. Even still, decay and infection might be common issues, but they are far from the only concerns to worry about. In fact, nontraditional factors such as a sleeping disorder or bruxism can cause major issues to develop down the line. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explains just how dangerous teeth-grinding is for your smile, as well as what steps you can take to ensure proper care.

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Possible Indicators You Have A Sleep Issue

young woman in bed holding her headDentistry in and of itself is a complex practice with a number of categories. What’s more? Each category contains its own specialty of treatments, procedures, and practices. The reason for this is because there are simply so many factors out there that can influence your oral health, that it is best to ensure all bases are covered. While dental decay and infection may be among the most common concerns, they are certainly far from the only ones. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses a few indicators of a sleep issue or disorder, as well as steps you can take to seek necessary treatment.

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Things You Might Not Know About TMJ Disorder

TMJ medical abbreviation of temporomandibular joint. TMJ letters surrounded by human skull with lower jaw, neurological hammer and radiographs. Concept of anatomy, pathology of temporomandibular jointWhether you are aware of it or not, the quality of sleep you receive may actually be tied to your oral health. Indeed, many patients do not readily associate these two factors, but in reality, you can tell a lot about your oral health based on the phenomena you experience while asleep. These can range from chronic snoring due to a blocked air passage, incessant teeth-grinding, and even a dangerous jaw dysfunction. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the effects that arise from TMJ disorder, and how you can better manage your health.

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Comparing Custom Appliances To Traditional Methods

Young woman making sleep gesture and wearing bite plate in mouth to save teeth from grinding caused by bruxism. Woman sleeps peacefully thanks to the bite plate that protects her teeth from bruxism.It goes without saying that oral health concerns take on a variety of different shapes and forms. For example, a simple crack can cause a major infection as well as impact your smiles appearance. What’s more? Dental decay and infection plague millions of patients smiles every year. Something that you might not necessarily expect, however, is the way that sleeping disorders and grinding your teeth at night can impact not only your oral health, but your overall physical health. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explores traditional methods of preventing damage from sleeping disorders, and how oral appliances can benefit your smile.

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Ways Your Sleep Impacts Your Health

asian man in bed suffering insomnia and sleep disorder thinking about his problem at nightGetting a good night’s rest can be helpful in improving your ability to focus during the day, retaining information, and lead to an overall better mindset moving forward. On the other hand, not getting enough hours of sleep or disturbed rest can lead to a number of complications, including fatigue, irritability, and more. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explores the medical health side of the quality of your sleep, and how it relates to your physical well-being.

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Getting To The Root Of Your Snoring Problem

Young man snoring while sleeping in bed at night. Sleep disorderIt goes without saying that everyone at one point or another in their lives has experienced a restless night of sleep. Whether it was from sleeping too long during the day, drinking a cup of coffee late in the evening, or anything else in-between, it has happened to the best of us. What is not considered normal, however, is chronic nighttime snoring that affects your quality of sleep. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the possible causes and results of chronic nighttime snoring, and how our team can help mitigate complications with the help of an oral appliance.

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Are You Getting A Restful Night Of Sleep?

Depressed woman awake in the night, she is exhausted and suffering from insomniaTaking care of your smile can be much easier said than done at times, as there are countless threats that plague our health. What’s more? There are even fewer treatments or options out there than can completely prevent the onset of major concerns, which is why it is up to us to do everything we can to prioritize our health. Even still, issues such as obstructive sleep apnea and bruxism can cause more damage than anticipated, which is why seeking the help of a certified dentist is necessary. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the common issues that cause a restless night of sleep, and how our team can help protect your health.

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How Oral Appliances Can Mitigate Damage

Washing and removing organic residues in orthodontic appliance. Sanitizing denture or bite with toothbrush and antiseptic toothpaste. Concept of proper cleaning and hygiene with antibacterial productsIt goes without saying that our grins endure a significant amount of wear and tear over the years as it comes into contact with a variety of threats. Many of these include common concerns such as dental decay and gingivitis, while less common issues may involve oral cancer, sleep apnea, and TMJ disorder. Indeed, the more unique a situation, the more unique a solution tends to be, but one fact remains the same: it is always better to act sooner rather than later when managing your oral health. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at ways you can address the latter of these issues, and how an oral appliance can treat nontraditional issues such as OSA and bruxism.

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