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8 Signs that you may Suffer from Sleep Apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Perhaps you’ve heard of sleep apnea, but you don’t entirely know what obstructive sleep apnea is. Otherwise known as OSA, this condition causes a person to stop breathing during the night. When sleep apnea occurs, the soft tissues in your throat restrict or block your airway. It often results in loud snoring and daytime fatigue. …

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Candy to avoid this Halloween if you have TMJ

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA We are leaving summer activities behind as we welcome fall, and with that comes Halloween. Just because you have TMJ disorder doesn’t make you are any less addicted to sugar. Halloween is the most accepted time to indulge in candy and sweet treats, but there are certain candies you should avoid if you have TMJ. …

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Driving Drowsy is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Driving a vehicle doesn’t come without its own set of risks. But, those risks are higher when a driver speeds, drives under the influence of alcohol, or drives while sleepy. In 2015, nearly 5,000 people died in vehicular crashes caused by tired or drowsy drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration. While you probably …

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Why you’re Forgetting Everything and what to do about it

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA You forgot to sign your kid’s homework. You forgot about that important work deadline. Nowadays, it seems like you are forgetting everything. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t just assume you are forgetful because you have too much on your plate. Instead, a lack of quality sleep could be the reason behind your forgetfulness. …

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5 Benefits of choosing Dental Implants

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA According to the American College of Prosthodontists, as many as 120 million adults in America are living with at least one missing tooth, and that figure is expected to increase over the next couple of decades. That means that more than one-third of the adults in our country don’t have all of their teeth. The …

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Learn the Dangers of Dental Erosion

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA We hate to break it to you, but even if you are diligent about your dental hygiene and avoid tooth decay, you still may end up needing dental work. Why? Because of tooth sensitivity, caused by the erosion of your tooth enamel. Your family dentists in Scotts Valley at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry want to make …

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4 Reasons why Preventative Care is Worth It

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Approximately 77 percent of the American population has some form of private dental insurance, according to data compiled by the National Association of Dental Plans. Are you one of them? Having dental insurance can be a comfort, but you still will have to keep track of factors, such as deductibles, maximum coverage amounts, and whether …

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Living with an untreated Tongue-Tie can have Serious Consequences

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA A frenulum is a small band of tissue that control or limit the range of motion of a mobile organ in the body, with the most common ones located under the lips and the tongue. Many people, however, have a frenulum that is too short or tight, abnormally restricting the range of motion, and in …

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Half of American Adults have Gum Disease. Are you one of Them?

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, affects about half of adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is responsible for bad breath, loose teeth, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Could you have it? Today on the blog, we are going to discuss the …

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Maintaining your Oral Health through Retirement

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA According to a Yahoo Finance article published in November of last year, approximately 10,000 Americans retire from the workforce on a daily basis. If you are preparing for retirement, you probably have put together a list of what you want to do now that you will have all that extra time on your hands. Your …