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Can Dentists Help with Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a health issue, causing people to stop breathing intermittently during sleep, that should be taken seriously. The condition is divided into two categories: obstructive and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type. When the breathing stops temporarily, the soft tissues of the airway falls, and this inhibits oxygen […]

Sealants Are Important For Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

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Teaching children to practice daily brushing and flossing is essential to their dental health. But children are usually not successful at thoroughly cleaning their teeth. This is especially true of their molars, the back teeth used for chewing, that have uneven, rough surfaces where bacteria hides. Sealants provide an excellent way to help prevent cavities […]

Timeline Of Invisalign Treatment

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Straight teeth can give a sense of confidence and pride, but for some, the thought of wearing metal braces for months, or years, may be less appealing than living with crooked teeth. Thanks to advances in dentistry, metal braces are no longer the only option for improving alignment and enhancing the smile. Invisalign® is one […]

Reasons For A CPAP Alternative

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Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common and disruptive sleep disorders out there. Characterized by causing breathing to stop and start during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea happens when the muscles of the throat relax and clog the airway during sleep. When left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can cause persistent fatigue, cardiovascular problems, and […]

What To Do About Gum Recession

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While gum recession is a common occurrence related to aging, it’s not just an “old person’s disease.” It can happen to anyone, even someone with a relatively healthy mouth. And this detachment and shrinking back of the gums from the teeth may not be a minor problem—your dental health is definitely at risk. Here then […]

5 Ways To Beat Tooth Sensitivity

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Gulp – ouch! You just took a sip of your favorite drink and are now experiencing a sharp pain through your teeth. Does this scenario sound familiar? Maybe it’s your favorite hot or cold dish that’s setting off these pains. Either way, you may have sensitive teeth. Several factors could trigger tooth sensitivity pain, including […]

Help Your Teeth And Gums With A Healthy Diet

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If you’re brushing and flossing daily, as well as seeing your dentist at least every six months, you’re doing the top things needed to maintain your dental health. But all your hygiene efforts could be undermined if you’re not eating a dental-friendly diet. Simply put, there are foods that protect and promote dental health and […]

Maintaining Oral Health

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A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

Sleep Apnea Is A Serious Health Threat

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At Drake Family Dentistry in Bonner Springs, Kansas, we often see patients who have been struggling with inadequate sleep for months or even years. Some of these individuals end up being diagnosed with sleep apnea or related conditions. You Can’t Just “Tough It Out” Sleep apnea is a condition in which someone stops breathing repeatedly […]