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How Your Dentist Can Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

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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 …

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Oral Health

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Sleep apnea is a condition that affects an estimated 25 million Americans, making it the most-commonly diagnosed sleep-related breathing disorder. It occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, causing a deterioration in sleep quality and reduced blood oxygen levels. This can lead to daytime fatigue and more severe medical issues, including hypertension and stroke. While the adverse effects …

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Snoring Dangers & How Your Dentist Can Help

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Snoring is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the nose and mouth is blocked, causing the soft tissues in the throat to vibrate against the hard palate. Many factors can contribute to snoring, including age, obesity, allergies, and a family history of snorers. While often considered an inconvenience for …

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What Happens If You Are Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea occurs when you stop and start breathing multiple times a night. You may stop breathing for up to 10 seconds, which can deplete your body of oxygen. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea, can lead to significant health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, and depression. However, there are several treatment options. Wearing …

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Can You Cure Sleep Apnea? A Chicago Dentist Explains

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Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops. People who snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep may have sleep apnea to blame. There are a few different types of sleep apnea, and fortunately, with the right treatment, it can be cured and symptoms can be eased.  At Smile …

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Why Are WE The Best Option For Treating Your Sleep Apnea?

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Staffed by friendly, experienced dentists and conveniently located in Deerfield and Chicago, Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center provides a broad range of dental care services and sleep apnea support. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea or feel that you may be suffering from it, here’s why we’re your best option for help. What Is Sleep Apnea? …

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Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

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If you’re reading this article at work while sipping down your fourth cup of coffee and struggling to keep your eyes open, then you know why you need a good night’s sleep: to help you keep your eyes open! But there’s more to it than that—there’s actually another lack-of-sleep-related reason you’re likely reading this article right now. Read on to …

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 …

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 …