Comparing Oral Appliance Solutions

Young latin man wearing orthodontic silicone trainer or invisible braces aligner. Mobile orthodontic appliance for dental correction.Taking care of your oral health is a step that is imperative to a lifelong smile. What’s more? Various oral health concerns have been linked to an impact on your overall physical health, causing issues such as cardiovascular concerns, difficulties with surgery and medications, and much more. Though the initial first thought is that tooth decay and infection are surely the culprits due to their common nature, the truth is, many of these issues are caused by sleep disorders. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes a look at the need for oral appliances and answers a few common questions we receive about the process.

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Common Causes Of Teeth Grinding

Problem teeth at the young girl. A curve row and the wrong biteIt goes without saying that your smile faces a number of factors that pose threats to its integrity. As a matter of fact, these concerns begin the moment you are born, and they never truly let up. While tooth decay, infection, disease, and more come to mind, it is also important to consider the not-so-common issues that can plaque your health as well, such as teeth-grinding. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist takes an in-depth look at the common causes of chronic teeth-grinding, and why it is important to seek treatment to help protect your smile and oral health.

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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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