June 13, 2018
You’ve likely heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” This is true in reference to whole body health and oral health. In fact, the foods and beverage you consume on a daily basis have both immediate and long term effects on your oral health. During a six month preventive dental exam, talk to your dentist about foods that could help you maintain a healthy smile. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the basics, but every patient is different. Discuss dietary changes with your dentist and/or physician to ensure your smile and whole body stay healthy.
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October 28, 2017
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects millions in the US and occurs when patients stop breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep. People who suffer from sleep apnea can experience these cessations of breathing 100s of times each night. While many people think that sleep apnea is a mild annoyance, it’s actually extremely detrimental to whole body health without treatment. Patients can receive treatments using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliances, or combined CPAP and oral appliance therapy. The key to maintaining optimal health is to seek treatment and consistently use your sleep apnea devices as directed.
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August 20, 2017
Historically, dental care was only sought on a reactionary basis. Most dental health issues have mild symptoms that can go unnoticed to the untrained eye, and they are likely to become more severe without early intervention. That’s why most dentists have shifted their focus from repairing already damaged teeth to partnering with patients to prevent dental damage. Keep reading to find out more about dental checkups and why they’re so important to staying happy and healthy.
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August 2, 2016
Mature man sleeping in a comfortable bed at home
Do you snore loudly? Does your spouse complain loudly? Persistent snoring could indicate a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea where breathing actually stops several times a night for the persistent snorer. Beaver Creek sleep apnea dentist, Dr. James A. Striebel, offers innovative Somnodent oral appliances to relieve this concerning health issue.
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