What is Pediatric Sleep Apnea?

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects children much like it does adults. The condition happens when the throat muscles relax during sleep and partially or completely block the airway, making it difficult to breathe. The most common symptom of OSA in children and adults is snoring. The sound that snoring makes […]

What Does it Mean to be an Out-of-Network Provider

Categories: General Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Recently, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry became an out-of-network provider with Delta Dental. While this may sound like a bad thing if you have Delta Dental, we believe it will ultimately mean better care and long-term oral health for our patients. Here’s why we think you’ll benefit from this change. Dental insurance […]

5 Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Visit

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Visiting the dentist twice a year allows the dentist to inspect our teeth and gums and us, as patients, to walk out of our appointment with a sparkling clean mouth … and, hopefully, good news that will carry us through until we see the dentist again. But checkups at the […]

How Sleep Apnea Affects your Health

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Life expectancy in the United States is not what it was prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is back on the upswing: at 77.5 years, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Genetics is a factor in your lifespan but so is taking […]

5 Warning Signs that you are Overdue for a Dental Checkup

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA The American Dental Association recommends that each person see their dentist every six months for a checkup. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, many people lapsed in their regular regimen of dental care. One study in 2022 found that one-third of respondents had not been to the dentist at all since […]

Important Facts for would-be Invisalign Wearers

Categories: Invisalign
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Are you looking into orthodontic treatment for your child? Perhaps you were not able to receive treatment as an adolescent, or you did straighten your teeth when you were younger, only to experience orthodontic relapse. Whatever the circumstance, Invisalign® provides an exciting and increasingly popular alternative to straighten your teeth. […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea, a sleep-breathing disorder characterized by loud snoring and choking noises due to frequent — and usually quite lengthy — pauses in breathing. The pauses in breathing disrupt a person’s sleep cycle, and the lack of oxygen to the body […]

What are the Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea?

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA The quality of your sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as exercise and a well-balanced diet. Scientists have linked undiagnosed sleep apnea to an increased risk of serious health issues like cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. It can also be deadly if someone, exhausted from a […]

Can Whitening cause Dental Problems?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Today there are so many options out there to brighten your smile: toothpaste, store-bought whitening kits, oral rinses, the list goes on and on. With so many choices, it is important to select the best and safest product to whiten your teeth in Scotts Valley. Today on the blog, your […]