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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Having Problems With A Sore Jaw?

Woman suffering from toothache isolated on white backgroundEven though complications that arise from sleeping disorders may seem more of a minor inconvenience at best, their prolonged exposure can result in seriously complex issues down the line. In fact, they can transcend affecting your oral health alone and impact your overall health, including causing heart concerns and complications with medicine and surgeries. Indeed, the ideal way to prevent these concerns from occurring in the first place is to have an active role in your own preventive routine, but sometimes the signs may not be that obvious. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses the implications of awaking with a sore jaw, and how our office can help.

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Major Concerns Arising From OSA

scared woman hiding behind blanket and looking at camera in bedroom at homeWhile many individuals would not normally associate concerns such as teeth-grinding and sleep apnea with dental health, they actually pose a major threat to maintaining a healthy smile. In fact, both of these phenomena can be linked to the body’s natural response for survival, as grinding and waking up throughout the night occur to help regulate your breathing. While fatigue and irritability may be immediate side-effects, allowing these concerns to continue without treatment can lead to issues that pose a significant threat to your overall health. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist will take a look at the long-term threats that arise from dangerous sleep disorders and how custom treatment can help.

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Are You Affected By Bruxism?

Nothing is worse than a restless night of sleep, as it can have a significant impact on your daily function and routine. What’s more, the source of your restless slumber could be related to a dangerous sleeping disorder or nighttime teeth-grinding. Without proper treatment or assessment, your health can become at risk down the line. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist will take a look at a phenomenon known as bruxism and how it can impact your oral health.

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Does Your Partner’s Snoring Keep You Up?

Man snoring while his wife is covering ears with the pillowA restless night of sleep can impact an individual tremendously, especially if frequency and intensity play a factor. Indeed, for your motor function to operate efficiently, one needs roughly eight hours of quality rest every single night, give or take. If this need is not met, your entire body can suffer. What’s more, it is even more grueling when your rest is disturbed by a partner’s incessant snoring. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist will discuss the impacts of chronic snoring, and how it can actually be indicative of a much bigger concern.

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Disrupted Sleep Can Mean Bigger Concerns

Depressed woman awake in the night, she is touching her forehead and suffering from insomniaAlmost everyone at one point or another throughout their lives has experienced a restless night of sleep, whether it was brought on by stress, slumbering too much during the day, or some other means. For most, this is a once-in-awhile occurrence that serves a minor inconvenience at most. For others, however, this can be indicative of a bigger concern that may affect your health. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at common causes that hinders the quality of your sleep and what steps you can take to remedy them.

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