untreated tongue tie in adults

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 …

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Oral Appliance Therapy helps Sleep Apnea Patients find Relief

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea? If so, you may think your only option for treatment is to start using a CPAP machine. Actually, this is not the case. Sleep apnea dentists in Santa Cruz at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can treat sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy instead of prescribing the noisy CPAP. …

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Kids Oral Health – Red Flags all Parents should Know

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Parents these days seem more aware than ever about how important it is for their child to practice good oral hygiene, receive fluoride treatments, and visit their dentist for checkups and cleanings. While cavity-free dental visits is a good goal, today’s blog isn’t about that, it’s about other less common red flags relating to oral …

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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 …