When you lose teeth, tough foods like apples and walnuts are even harder to chew on. You might feel like you can get away with chewing on only one side of your mouth, right? Well, over time this just overtaxes that side of your mouth, causing pain in your teeth and jaw joints.
You could resort to eating softer foods, but that often means the items are heavily processed. This food is less healthy and will result in deteriorated health over time.
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You don't need to have gums that bleed to get gum disease. Our dentist, Dr. Breiterman, takes a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease and stopping it from developing into teeth loss and severe medical problems like heart disease and certain cancers such as oral and pancreatic cancer.
The feeling of sleep deprivation and suffering from restless nights is serious in how it affects your body. If you are also facing regular snoring, and lack of being able to breathe efficiently, you could be dealing with the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that disrupts your breathing in the night, causing you to constantly wake yourself. The lack of breathing typically begins heavy snoring, which is not ideal night after night for your health. If you find yourself feeling tired even after sleeping fully through the night, seek dental treatment for sleep apnea.
When you go to the dentist, you may be put through a sleep test. During this sleep test, you will be attached to monitors that will track your breathing, and lack thereof. This will allow your doctor effectively manage your sleep apnea, if that is the disorder you are facing.
When going through a dental implant procedure, there are pre-procedures you may have to endure before your dentist will place your restored teeth. The procedures that may be necessary for you to undergo are grafting. There are different types of grafting that may be necessary, such as soft tissue grafting and bone grafting. These grafting procedures are to aid in stability and permanency for the dental implants.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, then you may be having a hard time getting a goodnights sleep. If you have tried to get to bed earlier, exercise before bed, or other suggested tactics but still find you are waking up not feeling fully rested it’s very possible that you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
If you are suffering from dental anxiety and if it is causing you to avoid seeking dental treatment, then it may be beneficial if you sought out sedation dentistry. Sedation can be used to help patients who are suffering from dental anxiety to relax and calm their nerves so that dental procedures as well as dental treatments can be done. Also, just like there are different types of dental anxiety there are also different types of sedation. To learn more about the different types of sedation please review each type below:
The holiday season is fast approaching, which means cameras are soon to be flashing. With all of the family photos that are bound to occur, you need your smile to be picture perfect. Before you get stuck smiling with your mouth shut, find the perfect cosmetic procedure to make your smile as glamorous as can be. There are many cosmetic options to choose from, so you first need to decide what your smile is lacking. Here are some great options as a basis to choose from, to ensure your smile is perfect.
On occasion, your dentist will provide you or recommend a mouth guard for you to wear, nightly. Night guards can be needed for a number of reasons, but they are used to protect your teeth through the night. Night guards typically do not have to be worn during the day, unless you’re an athlete, because we are more conscious of how we are holding our mouths. Here are a few reasons your doctor may recommend you wear a night guard.
Damaged teeth must be removed
Before your treatment, Dr. Breiterman will evaluate your teeth and will remove any that are beyond repair this includes teeth that are heavily damaged and decayed.
Whether you are new to using Invisalign aligner trays or you have been using them for a while everyone should be aware as to how to manage them properly to make you experience as painless and as quick as possible.
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