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How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?


How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?There are three types of sleep apnea, all considered serious sleep disorders:·   Central sleep apnea: CSA is resulted when the lungs don’t receive a command from the brain that tells them to breathe·  Obstructive sleep apnea: OSA is the result of an obstruction in the upper airway·  Complex sleep apnea / Mixed sleep apnea: A combination of central and obstructive apneic...


Why see a dentist for sleep apnea?


What You Need to Know about Oral Appliances for Snoring and Sleep ApneaSnoring is often a sign of life-threatening sleep apnea. Oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are NOT available over-the-counter in the United States. They are only FDA approved and available through a qualified dentist once a physician has made an obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis.How do you choose a Sleep Disorders Dentist?A qualified...


How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist


Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an important part of a solid oral health routine. Taking care of your teeth is essential. A healthy mouth will have a positive effect on your overall health. It is wise to learn how often you should visit your dental care provider, the importance of regular checkups, and why procrastinating can cause major problems and expenses.How Often You Should Receive a Dental...


What Is The Best Time For Orthodontic Treatment?


What Is The Best Time For Orthodontic Treatment?Developing malocclusions or bad bites, can be recognized as early as 2-3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age.Stage I – Early Treatment: This period of treatment encompasses ages 2 to 6 years. At this young age, we are concerned with underdeveloped dental arches, the premature loss of primary teeth, and harmful habits...


What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?


Those who struggle with visits to the dentist due to high anxiety or stress have found that sedation dentistry is a great solution for them. This approach allows patients to be much more comfortable and relaxed during their time in the dentist chair while allowing the dentist to engage in a more effective treatment. Sedatives are delivered to the patient through a variety of ways, including by mouth, under the tongue, inhaled through the nose or...


Avoid the ER when you have a dental emergency


This year, over 800,000 Americans will end up in the ER for a dental emergency. That number continues to rise each year, and it’s costing a fortune.The averages ER visit can run you $1000-$2000 per visit, and in a vast majority of cases, they were not able treat the cause of the problem. So, on top of the high ER bill, the patient was referred to a dentist, where they likely spent only a few hundred more dollars for treatment.ER visits cost...


How to find the best local dentist that accepts your insurance


The dentist you choose is going to be a partner in your long-term oral health. As a result, you need to ensure you find the right one. While most people know finding a dentist takes some effort and consideration, finding a great local dentist that accepts your insurance policy can be an exhausting process. There are hundreds of different dental insurance providers out there and if you want to ensure your coverage is going to take care of your...


What is full coverage dental insurance?


Because dental procedures are so expensive, full coverage dental insurance is something that many individuals utilize. It saves you money on both common and involved procedures   from a routine cleaning to a root canal. Full coverage dental insurance differs depending upon the company and the plan you choose. However, many aspects are the same.What Kinds of Procedures are Covered with Full Coverage Dental Insurance?The types of procedures...


6 reasons to buy dental insurance


When you pay for your own health insurance, it can be easy to consider supplemental coverage beyond individual major medical unnecessary. Do you really need to buy a dental plan? After all, it’s an added expense, and you can just pay out of pocket if you need to go, right?Don’t be so quick to dismiss dental insurance. Whether you are a new grad still looking for work with benefits, a self-employed person with or without a family, retired and...


Is dental insurance worth the cost?


Most health insurance plans don’t cover dental care, so this becomes the key question. You ask yourself, if you can get access to affordable dental care through cheap dental insurance, the kind that won’t break your budget but will help you and your loved ones. In other words, is dental insurance worth the cost?You can search this question online, but you won’t find any consistent answers.You’ll find articles (usually on sites selling...



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