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.
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.
Taking care of your oral health is already a lifelong commitment, as the various bacteria, germs, infections, diseases, etc. that come into contact with your smile threaten your health’s integrity on a consistent basis. What’s worse is that these are only the tip of the iceberg. While these are threats that we often fend off with regular preventive care, the fact of the matter is that there are other, nontraditional dental concerns out there that can lead to negative impacts on our health as well. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist defines what a sleep issue is, as well as discusses the different types of sleep issues that can harm your smile and your health.
As your primary dentist, our main goal is to help prioritize your oral health through top-of-the-line dentistry and care. Indeed, traditional issues such as tooth decay and gum disease can cause significant harm to your smile if they are left untreated, but it is also important to recognize that other nontraditional issues such as snoring or grinding your teeth can get in the way of these goals as well. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist performs a deep-dive into the damaging nature of chronic teeth grinding, as well as what your treatment options may be.
Many patients report that they know at least one person in their lives who snore. While snoring may seem normal, in reality, it can be quite problematic. Whether you are aware of it or not, sleep disorders can affect every aspect of your life in some way or another. Indeed, issues such as restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and sleep apnea influence your safety, relationships, ability to function, and ultimately, your health. As such, it is always best to seek treatment sooner rather than later. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explores the causes of snoring and how you can address it.
When you are young, you are told about the importance of practicing routine dental prevention. After all, there are several factors out there that pose a significant threat to your oral health, and without the help of routine brushing and flossing, these situations would only get worse. As such, you may have developed a habit of caring for your smile at home in the hopes of obtaining a healthy smile for life. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the way nontraditional concerns such as a sleep disorder can impact your health, as well as what your treatment options may be.
While traditional dental concerns such as tooth decay and gum infections are what often come to mind when protecting your teeth from harm, that is not to say that they are your only concerns. As a matter of fact, nontraditional sleep issues such as snoring and teeth grinding can lead to even bigger concerns down the line, and these problems are not above influencing your physical health overall. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a deeper look into the effects of sleep disorders, and how they can influence your health in a number of ways.
Taking care of your smile is a process that is going to accompany you throughout your entire life. After all, oral bacteria and other microscopic concerns never cease to exist, so why should your routine fall short at any point? The unfortunate truth to the matter is, however, that not all dental concerns are obvious to identify, and some such as chronic bruxism or sleep apnea may influence your health more than you may initially believe. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist identifies the various benefits of an oral appliance, and how it can be customized to your smile to address your unique needs.
In our previous blog, our team took a look at the way teeth grinding – also known as bruxism – can result from an obstructed airway, and how this phenomenon can have negative effects on various aspects of your physical health. Indeed, obstructive sleep apnea is not something to take lightly, but that does not mean that chronic bruxism is a walk in the park either. In fact, it can develop into a dangerous jaw dysfunction without proper interventive care. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist explains the natural progression of teeth grinding, and what treatment options can help.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prevents you from obtaining a good night’s rest, and can impact your overall health. Bruxism is a disorder that causes you to grind your teeth frequently enough to damage them. They may seem unrelated, but often there is a direct link between them, which your Houston, TX, dentist will discuss in today’s blog.