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The Surprising Relationship Between Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea

September 19, 2021

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woman upset with husband’s sleep apnea

At the mentioning of bedwetting, thoughts of a toddler or elderly person may come to mind. It turns out that younger adults can also suffer from the embarrassing problem. Sleep apnea can be a major contributor to nighttime accidents, but how? Continue reading to get the full details from your local sleep dentist.

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Exploring the Connection Between Weight Gain and Sleep Apnea

August 28, 2021

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man pinching belly fat

A condition that affects millions of Americans, sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that prevents people from getting the full benefits of their nightly rest. The most common form of the condition is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which refers to the full or partial blockage of the airway. In addition to preventing the person from getting adequate rest, researchers have discovered a link between weight gain and sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn how each factor can influence the other.

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The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Pregnancy

July 31, 2021

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Pregnant mother trying to sleep

Do you constantly toss and turn during the night? Do you wake up feeling as tired as you did the night before? Do you struggle with daytime drowsiness?  While it’s natural for expecting mothers to have difficulty sleeping, it warrants treatment if a sleep disorder is the culprit. After all, the interrupted breathing patterns associated with this complication could affect the health of your baby. With this in mind, keep reading to learn the effects of sleep apnea on pregnancy.

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Here’s Why You Should Still See a Dentist If You Have Dentures

June 22, 2021

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Woman with dentures in dental chair

Have you lost most of or all of your teeth and use dentures as a tooth replacement? You may think that there is no point of going to the dentist on a regular basis anymore for cleanings and checkups, but that is far from the truth. Seeing your dentist is about much more than just your teeth. There are numerous reasons why you should still be heading to regular dental visits. Read on to learn a few of the most important.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

May 5, 2021

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man at a consultation for dentures

If you’ve lost some or even all of your natural teeth, then you may have considered getting dentures. After all, today’s dentures are several times more comfortable and lifelike than the prosthetics your grandparents used to wear. Once the dentures process is complete, no one should even be able to tell that they’re not your real teeth! There’s just one question: how long does it take to get dentures? Here’s what you need to know about the process of rebuilding your smile with dentures.

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5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile

March 15, 2021

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young woman excited about the benefits of smiling

If your smile is plagued by chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth, you might be in the habit of hiding your grin behind your lips or hand. However, showing off your smile not only broadcasts how you’re feeling, but it also comes with health advantages, including an elevated mood. It can be hard to show off those pearly whites when they’re riddled with imperfections, but cosmetic dentistry can make them a thing of the past. Here are the top five benefits of smiling after getting cosmetic dental work.

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4 Foods That Can Make Sleep Apnea Symptoms Worse

January 18, 2021

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woman awake from sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects over 22 million Americans, depriving them of the full benefits of nightly rest. In many cases, making the right lifestyle changes helps to overcome the condition. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, the foods you’re eating could be making matters worse. Here are 4 items you should avoid, along with some better alternatives.

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Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

December 12, 2020

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Man with beautiful smile after visiting Longmeadow cosmetic dentist

Everything changes with time, including our pearly whites. It can be difficult to fully enjoy your golden years if you have chipped, stained, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Thankfully, you’re never too old to make the beautiful smile of your dreams a reality! With the help of modern dental technology and techniques, it’s never been easier or more comfortable to erase dental imperfections. Read on as your Longmeadow cosmetic dentist goes over some of the most common dental flaws older adults face and how cosmetic dentistry can help you overcome them.

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Want to Save Money? Don’t Skip Your Dental Visits!

October 29, 2020

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Woman smiling in dental chair using her dental insurance

During a time of uncertainty, you’re probably doing all you can to pinch pennies and save your money. This may include canceling various appointments on your calendar, but your dental visits shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, seeing the dentist regularly is incredibly cost-effective! Plus, if you have dental insurance, you can utilize the benefits that you already pay for. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental appointments and how they can keep your wallet full.

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7 Tips to Lower Your Risk of COVID-19 with Better Oral Hygiene

April 16, 2020

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Father daughter brush their teeth to lower risk of COVId-19

Changing your at-home oral hygiene habits may be able to lower your risk of COVID-19. We know that the coronavirus is transmitted when infected respiratory droplets are dispersed via coughing, sneezing, or sometimes breathing. Since our mouths play a key role in spreading and receiving these infected droplets, it’s essential that we pay extra attention when we clean our smiles. Here are seven at-home dental habits from your Longmeadow dentist that can help keep you and your smile safe from COVID-19.

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