Why Does My Child Continue to Wet the Bed?

child wetting bed

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem, especially for older children, and it can be frustrating for parents who feel they are powerless to help. Also called nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is a common childhood issue that can persist into adolescence and sometimes even into adulthood. Recent research has revealed a surprising […]

Can Prescription Drugs Exacerbate Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Categories: Sleep Disorders
prescription drugs

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Prescription drugs are sometimes necessary to manage health conditions, but, unfortunately, they can aggravate symptoms of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The pauses can occur multiple times per hour, interrupting sleep patterns and restricting oxygen that the brain and body need. This […]

How Can a Dentist help My Child Sleep Better?

Categories: Sleep Disorders
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA We have a few questions to about the quality of sleep your child is getting: Does your child ever seem to struggle to breathe at night? Does s/he snore, take pauses in breathing or make choking or gasping noises as if s/he has momentarily stopped breathing? Is s/he still wetting […]

Desperate for Chronic Headache Relief? Don’t Miss this Advice!

Categories: TMJ/TMD
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Chronic headaches can be a nightmare, affecting every aspect of your life from your ability to sleep at night or function daily, and significantly impacts your energy and mood. Unfortunately, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers only do so much at relieving the pain and aren’t much good at treating the frequency […]

The Hidden Costs of getting a Tooth Pulled

Categories: General Dentistry
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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Americans spent as much as $162 billion on their health care in 2021, according to the American Dental Association. And just like your overall health, it’s better to spend money preventing issues than paying for expensive treatments later. However, failing to properly care for your teeth may lead to tooth […]

Take a Deep Breath, and Let’s Talk about Sleep Apnea …

Categories: Sleep Disorders
sleep apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and some don’t even realize it. If your bed partner complains that you snore or gasp for air at night, you may have OSA. Today, our sleep apnea dentist in Santa Cruz is explaining what sleep apnea is, and we’re diving […]

6 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Smile this Spring

Categories: General Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA For many of us, the arrival of spring brings with it feelings of renewal and rejuvenation. Spring also represents an ideal time of year to refresh your smile. Just follow this six-step guide from your Scotts Valley dentists to maintain a healthy smile this spring. Tip 1: Review your brushing […]

4 Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Scotts Valley

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
common cosmetic dental procedures

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA You turn on the TV or go online and what do you see? Celebrity after celebrity, all of whom have smiles full of dazzling white, perfectly-shaped teeth. We have a secret to share; those flawless-looking smiles are attainable for almost anyone. Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible. Read on, as today […]

Ways to Fix Crowded Teeth

Categories: General Dentistry
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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Crowding in the mouth can occur from any one of a variety of factors: genetics, tooth loss, jaw problems, tongue thrust, excessive pacifier use as a child or an issue with a restoration such as a crown or filling. No matter what the cause of crowding, if you or someone […]

How TMJ Disorder Could be Causing your Chronic Pain

Categories: TMJ/TMD
chronic pain

SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 20.9% of adults in the United States live with chronic pain; that’s more than one out of every five Americans. If you are one of the people who suffer with chronic pain, we know how important it is to find relief. […]