If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…
What to Know About Gum Disease
Dr. Branon Johnson discusses how periodontal (gum) disease begins to form, what warning signs to look out for, and what treatments are available.
How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth
When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of …
Child Development: Anxiety and Children
Just like adults, children can experience anxiety. The pressure to succeed in school and sports can begin at an early age, even before children understand what these stressful feelings are. When children begin experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, parents often notice them beginning to isolate themselves, acting out in class or social situations, chewing their fingernails, picking at their skin or pulling their hair out. Children suffering from anxiety often feel incapable of completing normal, everyday tasks that their peers easily complete, such as putting away and organizing toys in their bedroom or classroom. This anxiety is often triggered by simply being told to complete a task that a teacher or parent may view as reasonable…