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Why To Take Snoring Seriously

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Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have major health consequences. At Drake Family Dentistry, we can treat sleep problems like snoring. What is snoring? Snoring is caused by an an airway obstruction in the throat or nasal cavity. The obstruction can be caused by: Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue—when muscles relax […]

Rejuvenate Your Smile With Reconstructive Dentistry

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Dr. Thomas Drake of the Bonner Springs, KS area is a dentist who is committed to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. When a variety of issues are impacting one’s oral health, it is important for these patients to ask questions about solutions such as reconstructive dentistry. What Is Reconstructive Dentistry? Reconstructive dentistry is a […]

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 […]