An Oral Appliance Helps Through Repositioning

Sleep Houston TXSleep disorders can be incredibly frustrating to pin down. If you struggle with your overnight rest, it might be due to a medical issue. Two of the five most common sleep disorders are centered around the mouth and the throat, so your issue may stem from this area. Chronic obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the tissue of the throat can soften and rest on top of itself. This situation leads to pauses in breath when your airway is blocked by your own throat.

Another primary sleep concern is the grinding of teeth. This condition is known medically as bruxism, and it leads to serious damage to enamel and alignment. Care for your issue with a helpful non-surgical oral appliance from Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson in Houston, TX. These are slim custom guards that you wear overnight. Take control of your sleep for a better and healthier future! (more…)

Is Your Day Affected By Bruxism?

Asian woman suffering from toothache and using cold pack jelly. Concept of teeth problem.Taking care of your smile is a process that will accompany you into adulthood and throughout the remainder of your days. Though you have a few natural defenses in place, there are significantly more threats that are regularly interacting with your grin, meaning your smile could use all of the help it can get. In some cases, however, nontraditional dental concerns may be impacting your smile without your knowledge. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the different ways nighttime bruxism can damage your smile and discusses possible treatment options.

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Are You Causing Enamel Damage In Your Sleep?

Good Sleep Houston TXSleep disorders are a common issue for Americans, yet many people who suffer from them may not have a current diagnosis. After all, it can be difficult to notice your own symptoms when you are unconscious. If you grind your teeth overnight, you could be contributing to dental erosion. This is the loss of the durable exterior material of the tooth known as the enamel and it can lead to major dental health concerns.

Bruxism is the medical term for the unconscious collision of the jaw. If you suspect that you may be suffering from this condition, contact Houston SleepWell in Houston, TX to learn more about treatment. Often, loved ones are able to help identify this disorder. If your partner has concerns about your wellbeing, they may be well-founded. Bruxism can lead to lasting enamel wear and a shift in dental alignment, so take your sleep seriously! (more…)

Taking A Look At Common Sleep Issues

Richardson MicroYour oral health is one of the most important things to keep in mind when taking care of your body. In fact, it is the first thing you should think of when seeking dental care of any type. Though oral health concerns may seem to be contained to only a specific area of the body, in all actuality, there are several phenomena such as sleep disorders and concerns that can result in total-body concerns. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at some common sleep issues that can affect your health and what our team can do to help treat your concerns.

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Addressing TMJ With Guided Splint Therapy

AufbissschieneExperiencing a dental concern can vary, depending on the issue at hand. You might have to pursue a dental filling to address early signs of decay, or your dentist might suggest a dental extraction as a last-ditch effort. In some cases, however, the issue is nontraditional in nature, requiring a bit more specialized treatment than you initially expected. Fortunately, our team is here to help you and we encourage you to give us a call. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explores the damaging effects of untreated TMJ disorder, as well as how our team can help.

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Experiencing Signs Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Business woman tired at work suffering from headacheFrom a young age, we may have experienced at least one person we know snore in their lives. After all, it is often a sign of a restful night of sleep, right? While occasional snoring never harmed anyone, it is chronic snoring you want to be on the lookout for. As a matter of fact, chronic snoring can be a sign of an even bigger concern known as obstructive sleep apnea, and it is best to know the signs and seek treatment early in situations such as these. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, as well as details what to expect throughout the process.

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Is Your Partner A Chronic Snorer?

Woman covering ears with pillow while man snoresNothing is more trying on the nerves than a partner who snores chronically. Though to you it may seem as though it is an indicator of restful sleep, in all actuality, the opposite is likely true. Moreover, being constantly awoken by loud gargling sounds and snoring can make your night of slumber restless as well. Though snoring is something everyone has at least experienced, or have known someone that has experienced it, it is important to look into the root cause of the phenomenon. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses the possible causes and effects of untreated snoring and how our team can provide treatment that helps.

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Chronic Teeth Grinding And Its Primary Causes

people , health and stress concept - unhappy woman suffering from head ache at homeYour smile is one of your greatest assets, and one that could certainly use a bit of help from time to time. Indeed, there are countless threats out there that can negatively influence your oral health, and some are more common than you might think. While the number one way to stay on top of a healthy smile is to practice regular dental prevention, sometimes other phenomena can negatively affect your health without you even knowing it. In today’s blog, your  Houston, TX dentist explores the causes and effects of chronic teeth grinding and offers solutions to prioritize your smile’s health.

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Major Functions Of An Oral Appliance

Young african-american man visiting dentist's office for prevention and treatment of the oral cavity. Man and male doctor while checkup teeth. Healthy lifestyle, healthcare and medicine concept.Taking care of your body and your health may seem as though it is a straightforward concept. In all actuality, there is often much more than meets the eye. You see, your oral health is influenced by a great many of factors, and because of this, it is very important to stay on top of your regular preventive dental routine. Keep in mind, however, that nontraditional oral health concerns such as chronic bruxism and sleep apnea have even larger, total-body effects on your overall health. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist looks at the role of an oral appliance, and what you should know about sleep issues.

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Are You Experiencing TMJ Disorder?

TMJ headache vector isolated. Illustration of a woman suffering from headache caused by TMJ disorder. Tension pain.Getting a restful night of sleep is something that is critical for your overall health. Not only does it help energize and recharge your body, but sleep has been found to greatly influence cognitive and motor behaviors and abilities. That being said, any sort of sleep disruption may not seem difficult at first, but consistently, it can complicate your body’s functioning and health status. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the way nighttime teeth grinding can negatively influence your oral health, as well as how it leads to a problematic jaw dysfunction known as TMJ disorder.

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