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November 24, 2021

The Hidden Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:40 pm
man with untreated sleep apnea

Everyone snores from time to time. It’s usually not a cause for concern, merely indicating that you’re a bit congested or could benefit from losing a few pounds. However, there are instances where snoring is severe to the point where it interferes with your breathing while you sleep. In that case, it could mean you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If left untreated, the disorder can contribute to multiple health issues and severely affect your quality of life. Read on to learn more about the hidden dangers of untreated sleep apnea.

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November 12, 2021

Sleep Peacefully and Combat Anxiety

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 6:31 pm

Woman sitting at computer experiencing anxietyAnxiety and sleep apnea are two common conditions, but they differ significantly. Sleep apnea is a disorder that most often results from an obstruction in the airway that leads to pauses in breathing. Anxiety is caused by your body’s reaction to stress. You might not expect a connection between the two conditions because of their differences; however, research shows a direct link. Here’s what you need to know to calm your nerves and get the rest you need.

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October 8, 2021

6 Incredible Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 2:31 pm
patient smiling with porcelain veneers

Millions of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. If you have misaligned, discolored, unevenly spaced, chipped, or misshapen teeth, you may feel self-conscious and try to hide them any chance you get. Lucky for you, there’s an excellent solution that can solve all those problems and more – porcelain veneers. It’s one of the most popular procedures performed in cosmetic dentistry, and for good reason. A cosmetic dentist in Tulsa shares six incredible benefits of this treatment.

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September 10, 2021

Can I Get Invisalign If I Have Crowns, Bridges, or Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:21 pm
young woman getting Invisalign

Everyone wants a perfect smile that they can confidently show off. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with one. Although misaligned teeth can be a source of embarrassment for many adults, you have several options to fix them. Invisalign is one popular orthodontic solution that can correct your alignment without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. However, there’s a common misconception that people with dental restorations aren’t eligible for Invisalign treatment. Your cosmetic dentist in Tulsa debunks this and explains how you can still straighten your teeth with crowns, bridges, and veneers.

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August 11, 2021

Which Should You Choose – Veneers or Invisalign?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:59 pm
Invisalign in case on blue background

We weren’t all born with the perfectly aligned smile that we’ve always dreamed of. Fortunately, there are several different options out there when it comes to correcting misalignment issues. Both Invisalign and veneers can make a world of a difference, but which one should you choose? Is one better than the other? Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners and veneers so you can determine which one is best for you.

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July 16, 2021

The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Anxiety

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 12:58 pm
Anxious man with sleep apnea lying awake in bed

Anxiety and sleep apnea are more closely related than you might think. A study in 2012 found that among 685 patients who had recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, over half of them were also experiencing symptoms of anxiety. But even if these two conditions are found together, does that mean one directly causes the other? Fully understanding the answer to that question is essential if you want to successfully treat your sleep disorder and protect your mental health. Read on to learn more about the anxiety and sleep apnea connection.

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June 17, 2021

Who Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:22 pm
Man gives his Tulsa sedation dentist a thumbs up

Not many people jump for joy when it’s time to visit the dentist. However, your dental appointments shouldn’t fill you with dread either! If you’re scared of the dentist or if getting dental work done is painful for you, it could be tempting to postpone your regular checkups and put yourself at a higher risk of serious oral health conditions. Thankfully, sedation dentistry is a safe and reliable way to feel more comfortable in the dental chair! Your Tulsa sedation dentist explains five types of patients who can benefit from this relaxing service.

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May 2, 2021

5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:32 pm
Woman getting nitrous oxide sedation

Did you know that you should be seeing your dentist approximately every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup? Dental phobia is just one of the many reasons why some people avoid visiting their dentist twice a year. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is now available to help patients relax while receiving treatment, but there are many additional benefits of it as well. Read on to learn about some of the things that sedation dentistry can help with.

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April 3, 2021

Improving Oral Function: Why the Need for Tongue-Tie Treatment Has Increased

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 1:31 pm
a happy baby wearing a striped onesie

Does your child have a tongue-tie? If so, you’ve likely been recommended for a frenectomy to release the band of tissue and improve oral function. If this term sounds new, you may be surprised to learn that this type of procedure has been around for centuries. However, for many years, it seemed to have disappeared only to recently return. What happened and why is there is now an influx for lip and tongue-tie treatment? A local dentist explains the history behind frenectomies and what you should look for that may determine if your child needs this type of procedure.     

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March 14, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Sleep Test

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_nauman @ 8:03 pm

Woman’s feet in bed at a sleep test in TulsaIf your physician suspects you have sleep apnea, they will recommend additional testing to confirm their suspicions. A sleep study is often needed, which will involve monitoring you during the night. You will be required to visit a special sleep facility to allow them to track the oxygen levels in your blood, heart rate, and other factors necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Since you’ll be away from home for the evening, here’s how to best prepare for your sleep test in Tulsa.

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