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4 tips to help you improve your sleep

4 tips to help you improve your sleep

Have you ever woken up feeling like you didn’t have a wink of sleep last night? We’ve all been there before–probably numerous times throughout our lifetime. Our sleep habits have a significant impact on how well we sleep every night. If you are able to maintain a regular schedule while also avoiding behavior that promotes […]

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Here is how to find relief from TMJ and jaw pain

Here is how to find relief from TMJ and jaw pain

Currently there are numerous amounts of people who are dealing with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, but have no idea what it is. And, without understanding the source of their pain, they don’t know that a proper solution can be found at their dentist’s office. Yes, the dentist! By visiting Dr. Sara, we can help provide […]

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How is sleep apnea different in men and women?

How is sleep apnea different in men and women?

It is estimated that over 20 million American adults are currently living with sleep apnea–now that’s a lot! While the symptoms of sleep apnea tend to differ between men and women, it is still a condition that is associated with equally serious health consequences for everyone. June was Men’s Health Month and in May we […]

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How your TMD is diagnosed 

How your TMD is diagnosed 

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are often very difficult to diagnose due to the variety of conditions it mirrors. A less-than-clear understanding of the causes and exact symptoms of TMD, as well as the surrounding muscles, healthcare professionals are often hesitant to diagnose TMD. Instead, they might diagnose a condition as something far different, but that […]

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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Many people who can’t sleep will wonder if they suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder. Occurring in many people, sleep disorders prevent or limit sleep, which can lead to disruptions in daily behavior patterns while hindering a person’s ability to work. Restless leg syndrome, which is a sleep disorder that involves the nervous system […]

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TMD: It’s more than just pain in your jaw

TMD: It’s more than just pain in your jaw

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) are commonly associated with pain in the jaw. And, while jaw pain is one of the main symptoms of TMD, it is also important to understand there is other pain associated with this condition. Let’s take a closer look at ear and sinus pain as they relate to TMD in […]

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What is oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment?

What is oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment?

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) has stated that oral appliance therapy is a recommended form of treatment for adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are CPAP intolerant or prefer an alternative therapy options. While CPAP therapy is still the first-line option for treating OSA, oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative […]