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The 7 Most Common Causes of Gum Disease

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Teeth & Gum Care

Gum disease is a common and preventable oral health problem that occurs when the gums become swollen and red. Complications of gum disease include tooth loss, bone loss, and infection. Gum disease has also been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. While plaque build-up is the primary cause of gum disease, there are several other reasons …

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How Your Dentist Can Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. Sleep apnea can occur in people of any age, but it is more common in adults. Up to 17% of men and 9% of women aged 50-70 are likely to have sleep apnea. Left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems, including high …