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Why CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea may not Work

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA A CPAP machine remains the go-to method of treatment for patients suffering from sleep apnea, but it’s not the only way to treat this sleep breathing disorder. For many people, it’s not even the right way. Despite its widespread use, CPAP treatment is not for everyone. Your sleep apnea dentists in Santa Cruz at Ebrahimian …

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Tongue Posture plays a big role in how you Look

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Your tongue serves so many functions. It’s the source of your sense of taste. It plays a vital role in your ability to chew, swallow, and speak. Your tongue also can have a significant impact—for good or bad—even when it is doing nothing but resting in the mouth. Specifically, the resting posture of your tongue …

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How to tell if it’s time for a new Dental Crown

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Restorative dentistry has come a long way in recent decades, providing patients with natural-looking results that function well, and that blend in with their smile. But, even some of the best-made restorations won’t last forever. If you have a crown that is more than a decade old, it may be time for a new one. …

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4 reasons to choose metal-free fillings

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Metal (also known as amalgam) fillings have been used for decades to repair cavities. If you are an adult, chances are you probably have one or several of these silver fillings in your back teeth. Many dental practices operating at the forefront of their field no longer offer metal fillings for various reasons. For one, …

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Why you should take your Jaw Clicking Seriously

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Jaw clicking can happen while you eat, yawn, or when trying to brush your teeth. You may even wake up with a sore jaw that tends to lock up at times. This annoying clicking sound may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but often times it leads to tender jaw joints or pain. If …

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Myofunctional Therapy can correct Sleep Apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA If your child snores at night, this may seem harmless and even cute. In actuality, snoring in children is never a normal behavior and could be considered a warning sign of a serious sleep breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Luckily, certain Scotts Valley dentists like the ones on staff at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, practice …

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Benefits of following an Oral-systemic Wellness Program

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA What do heart disease, dementia, and diabetes have in common? These are all chronic conditions that can threaten your way of life, harm your overall health, and have complications that actually could be fatal. And if you want to prevent developing these three issues, you need to make sure your oral health is in good …

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Ultimate Flossing Guide

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. That’s what we’re all taught as kids, but did anyone ever sit down and teach you the proper technique to floss? Dentists all across America find that a lot of their patients are not flossing the correct way. Your Los Gatos dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry want …

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Difference between Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and Sleep Apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious and well-known sleep breathing disorder that is estimated to affect more than 20 million Americans, with many of those cases going undiagnosed and untreated. Another, lesser prominent sleep breathing disorder is upper airway resistance syndrome (or UARS, for short). Though less serious than sleep apnea, UARS still can disrupt …

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Mouth Breathing can Affect your child’s Facial Development

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Parents, have you ever paid attention to the way your child breathes? If your child is breathing frequently through the mouth, he or she could be dealing with a host of different health consequences that could affect their oral health, their success in school, their emotions, and even change their appearance. Your functional dentists in …