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Investigating Links Between Oral and Kidney Health

Medical research has long investigated links between oral health and heart health and now researchers at UC San Francisco are investigating possible links between oral health and kidney disease. According to Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, “This is a very new and emerging area, and there have only been a few studies.” She continued “If we at… Read More »

See Ya Later, Alligator (Teeth)

Did you know that alligators keep replacing teeth throughout their lives? This special trait makes them of interest to the dental community and researchers are hoping they can serve as models for tooth replacement in human adults. After all, human beings only get two sets of teeth in our lifetimes. Researchers from the University of… Read More »

Which is Worse for Teeth? Soda or Meth?

A recent case study published in the journal General Dentistry answers the question whether drinking soda or using meth is worse for your teeth. Since we’ve all heard of “meth mouth” you would think the answer would be obvious. The astounding answer in this case – drinking large amounts of diet soda is just as… Read More »

The Chronic Pain and Sleep Apnea Link

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are being linked to other health conditions with each new study that emerges and now there is a link between chronic pain and sleep apnea. Did you know that chronic pain is the most common reason why people visit the doctor. The relationship between sleep apnea and chronic pain… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Glucose Levels

A new study has found that treating patients who have sleep apnea and pre-diabetes significantly improved their glucose levels. This could be great news for those at risk of developing full blown type 2 diabetes! It is important to note that about two-thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea. Unfortunately, most of… Read More »

Survey Says Straighten Those Crooked Choppers

Surveys have shown that a straight, beautiful smile makes others perceive you as being more youthful, healthier and even more successful! Looking better is not the only reason for fixing a crooked smile. There are sound medical reasons for straightening those crooked choppers. Here are the top 3 reasons you should use orthodontic therapy like Six Month… Read More »

Insurance Coverage for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral appliances are a type of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea that are available from a specially trained dentist. Oral appliance treatment is also covered by most medical insurance policies and Medicare. Oral appliances are highly effective and most people find them more comfortable than CPAP. Most medical insurance policies do not require a trial… Read More »

ADHD or Sleep Problems?

The New York Times recently ran an article about sleep disorders and ADHD symptoms. A number of studies have show that a huge number of children diagnosed with ADHD also have sleep apnea or snoring. Even adults can exhibit the signs of ADHD when chronically sleep deprived. A lack of restorative sleep makes most people… Read More »

Cosmetic Dental Makeover – How to Decide

Deciding on a cosmetic dental makeover can be life changing – many patients have been afraid to smile or laugh in front of others because of their teeth. Imagine the feeling of freedom when you can smile without thinking about it! But once you have decided that you want to get the smile of your… Read More »

Sleep Can Save Your Life

More and more scientific studies are being released that show links between obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and serious health conditions. A good night’s sleep can save your life! Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and even depression. Other sleep disorders such as insomnia (yes, insomnia is a… Read More »

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