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August 31, 2022

What You Need to Know About Bruxism and Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:54 pm
male dentist showing female patient dental implant

Bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching, is a common condition. People with bruxism may have a misalignment in their jaw, or they may be unusually stressed. No matter the cause of teeth grinding and jaw clenching, if you need tooth replacement and are interested in dental implants, you will need to seek treatment first. Find out how bruxism and dental implants are related, and what to ask your dentist if you’re interested in getting this tooth replacement. 


July 28, 2022

3 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:44 pm
young man holding an Invisalign clear aligner

In just the last couple of decades, more than 13 million people worldwide have straightened their teeth with Invisalign. It’s no surprise since this treatment is more convenient and comfortable than metal braces. Since then, all sorts of similar clear aligners have appeared on the market, many of which can be ordered through the mail and completed without visiting a dentist. Are these “do-it-yourself” (DIY) clear aligners too good to be true? Sadly, the answer is probably yes. Here are three reasons why you’re better off seeing your dentist for Invisalign!


July 1, 2022

Why Do I Need a Dental Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 8:34 pm
Older woman at her dental implant consultation.

Dental implants are top-of-the-line when it comes to replacing missing teeth. These incredible implants can fully restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites. However, in some cases a dental bone graft is necessary before you’re able to receive dental implants. But if this is something that your dentist has recently brought up, it’s nothing you need to worry about; the procedure is meant to ensure the success of your future implants! That said, here’s more from your dentist about the process.


June 9, 2022

How to Meet Invisalign’s 22-Hour Wear Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 10:07 am
Patient holding Invisalign aligners

While Invisalign trays are removable, that doesn’t mean your dentist wants you to take them out all the time. You likely already know they need to be in your mouth for twenty-two hours a day. Still, that’s easier said than done. What if you forget to put them back in after a snack? What if wearing them makes your teeth feel sore? There are many reasons why you might not wear the aligners as you should.

Thankfully, there are ways to improve your Invisalign wear time. Here’s a summary of the twenty-two-hour rule’s importance and tips for meeting it.


May 10, 2022

Sleeping Pills: Can They Help with Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:52 pm
person taking sleeping pills at night

Do you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? It’s a common disorder that affects millions of Americans every year, causing the body to frequently wake throughout the night. The condition often leaves people feeling lethargic, less functional, and fatigued during the day. Some people are under the assumption that sleeping pills are an effective solution to get a more restful sleep. However, studies show that they can actually do more harm than good. Read on to learn why you should avoid them if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea.


April 8, 2022

Top 3 Essential Oils for Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 10:27 pm

Glass bottles of essential oilsYour body relies on quality sleep to repair and regenerate to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, if you are among the 18 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a good night’s rest isn’t easy to come by without any treatment. While a CPAP and oral appliance can open your airway to prevent interruptions in breathing, there are also natural remedies that may help you get the rest you need. Essential oils are a popular remedy for improving sleep issues, but can they improve your OSA? Here are 3 essential oils that can help you get a better night’s sleep. 


Sleep Apnea in Women Linked to Cancer

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 4:39 am

Woman sleeping in bedIf you have sleep apnea, daily fatigue isn’t the only concern of not getting any treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect your health and quality of life. While you might know about the increased risk of heart disease and diabetic complications, those aren’t the only dangers. Recent studies have found a connection between sleep apnea in cancer women. Here’s what you need to know about your risk.


March 29, 2022

Why Is Sleep Apnea on the Rise?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:16 pm
woman struggling with sleep apnea

Millions of Americans are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) every year. The disorder causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing throughout the night, keeping you from getting some much-needed quality rest. In recent years, the number of sleep apnea diagnoses has increased significantly. By knowing which factors can increase your risk of sleep apnea, you can take all steps necessary to prevent it. Read on to learn which elements can cause the disorder and what you can do to lower your risk.  


March 15, 2022

Can Using a Cell Phone Affect Your Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 6:59 pm
woman using cell phone at night

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, you may have trouble getting quality rest every night. Well, it may surprise you to learn that spending too much on electronic devices like your cell phone, laptop, or TV can be detrimental to your sleep. That said, read on to learn how turning off these devices can drastically improve your ability to catch some Z’s.


February 22, 2022

Does Secondhand Smoke Increase Your Child’s Risk of Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 9:49 pm
smoking in front of child

Do you smoke regularly? If so, you’re probably not too concerned about the effects it can have on your body. However, it’s important to take a step back and consider how it can affect your children. Even if they’re just exposed to secondhand smoke, it can do a lot more damage than you might think. One dangerous side effect it can have on their growing bodies is an increased risk of sleep apnea. Read on to learn about the impact secondhand smoke can have on your child’s quality of sleep.

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