How Sleep Apnea Affects the heart

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Snoring isn’t just an inconvenience that annoys your spouse. It can be an indicator of something much worse: sleep apnea. Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center cares for patients throughout the Chicago area, many of whom wonder: is sleep apnea really such a big deal, and do I really need to worry about it? If you care about …

Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Essential

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Regular dental checkups help you stay on top of your oral health and catch problems while they’re small and easily treatable. By going to the dentist every six months, as the American Dental Association recommends, you can make sure that you’re only going in for a checkup. Skip those routine appointments, and you may be spending a lot more time and …

Working with Your Dentist and Doctor to Treat Sleep Apnea

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f you live with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)—or you sleep next to someone who does—you’ve surely searched high and low for a solution. Symptoms of OSA include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and headaches. A chronic condition, it can lead to other health issues like depression, heart disease, and diabetes. If you suspect that you’re suffering from OSA it’s important to …

Tips for cleaning your OSA oral appliance

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You finally found obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) relief through the oral appliance your Chicago dentist provided you. Now you just need to keep it clean and bacteria-free. Below are tips for cleaning your oral appliance. Brush your Appliance It’s important that you brush your oral appliance before and after you use it. When your appliance isn’t cleaned sufficiently, it creates a breeding …

Aging & Dental Health

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You might believe, as many people do, that it’s inevitable that you’ll lose your teeth as you age. But this is a common misconception. You can keep your teeth for a lifetime if you care for them properly. That’s why it’s even more important that you pay attention to your dental health and take better care of your teeth and …

Top Reasons to get an Oral Appliance for OSA

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Oral appliance therapy in Chicago is a common and effective treatment when you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. This therapy helps you sleep better and restores your alertness and health. Here’s a guide to help you understand why this treatment is effective for OSA. Common Signals You Could Be Struggling with Sleep Apnea It’s important to get a …

What’s the best toothpaste for me?

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It can be tricky when it comes to making a toothpaste selection, particularly if you’re not sure which one you should be looking for or what your mouth and teeth need. Walking down the toothpaste aisle of your local Lakeview grocery store or pharmacy can be overwhelming since there are so many brands and types available. There is everything from …

What is a Sleep Apnea Dentist?

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A sleep apnea dentist has special training, education, and knowledge to treat and manage sleep apnea using a combination of dental sleep solutions and behavioral modification. After receiving a obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis from a sleep professional, a sleep apnea dentist can administer oral appliances for the successful treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. Typically, your Chicago dentist is …

What are the Risks if OSA is Left Untreated?

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When it comes to snoring, it can cause both you and your partner a bad night’s sleep. However, if your snoring is due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it can be an indication of a much bigger issue. OSA can also increase your risk of other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, when left untreated. It can …