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 …

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 …

How to Choose a Family Dentist

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Great family dentists are different things to different families though there are a few core things they all share in common. When you’re looking for a Lakeview dentist to serve the oral health needs of your family, these things will help you choose the right dentist for your family’s needs. Meet the Staff and the Dentist Choosing a dentist doesn’t …

The Benefits of Straight Teeth with an Easier Cleaning Option

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One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do, while gaining a confident smile and reducing …

Sleep Apnea — Know The Facts

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Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up “foggy” and/or “cloudy” might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if it is happening on a regular basis. For many, sleep apnea is to blame for these symptoms. With sleep apnea, your breathing is disrupted while you are asleep. The results range from short-term sleepiness to long-term health risks. You’d be …