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Stay Healthy With Better Sleep

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Fatigue, a “foggy” mind, and irritability are all signs you’re not getting enough sleep—and neither might your sleeping partner from your continuous snoring. You might have a common form of sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) known as obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway becomes obstructed (usually by the tongue), resulting in a lack […]

Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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In this message from Drake Family Dentistry we’re going to talk about smile makeovers. Some people wonder if the term is synonymous with cosmetic dentistry. Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, […]

4 Reasons to Choose a Dental Device for Snoring

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Dental devices come in all shapes and sizes and serve different purposes. While hearing the phrase “dental device” might initially call to mind orthodontic appliances or dentures, another type of dental device is an oral appliance that’s used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at […]

Therapy with Oral Appliances For Sleep Apnea

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Therapy with oral appliances begins with choosing and fitting of an oral appliance that keep the airway open and unobstructed when sleeping. Over the counter devices are not recommended, as custom appliances have been shown to be much more effective. A certified sleep specialist has to make the diagnosis and make a recommendation on the […]

Everything you need to know about truck driver sleep apnea

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Almost one out of three of commercial truck drivers have mild to severe sleep apnea, according to a study sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and American Transportation Research Institute. It’s an important issue, so we’ve compiled a complete guide to truck driver sleep apnea, including treatment, testing, CDL sleep apnea rules, […]

Invisalign Delivers The Smile Of Your Dreams

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At Drake Family Dentistry, we strive to make it easy for the families of Bonner Springs, KS to keep their smiles looking and feeling great. We are concerned about maintaining oral health around here, but we are also interested in providing cosmetic solutions. That’s because we know how much your self-image depends on your appearance […]

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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When someone wants to improve the appearance of a smile, cosmetic dentistry is a popular choice. Unlike general dentistry, cosmetic changes are not required for good oral health. Patients typically choose this method for aesthetic reasons only. Types of cosmetic dentistry treatments Depending on the condition of the teeth and gums, there are a variety […]

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 […]

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