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Dolfield Dental Blog

Sleep Apnea: Affecting Much More than Your Night’s Rest

November 19, 2019

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Tired man at deskA night’s sleep can make or break your next day. You’ve been there before—tired, lethargic, unproductive, and downright sleepy. Everyone has experienced this, but it becomes a problem when it happens regularly. Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your everyday life and even lead to job loss if it’s left untreated. One of the main causes of this is sleep apnea, a common sleeping disorder that affects breathing. Keep reading to learn the ways that sleep apnea and deprivation can affect your work and what you can do to get your good night’s rest back.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy This Holiday Season

November 15, 2019

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young woman smiling in Santa hat

During the holiday season, we tend to consume foods and drinks with a lot more sugar than normal. While this may be a delicious way to spend a couple of months, it’s certainly not the best option for your pearly whites. Luckily, a dentist is here with 5 tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season.

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Brain Could Be at Risk

October 19, 2019

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Sleep apneaIf you don’t get enough sleep – which, for most adults, is about 7 to 9 hours every night – it goes without saying that you’ll most likely feel exhausted during the day. Unfortunately, that’s far from your only concern; a lack of sleep has been linked to a wide range of dangerous health issues – including, surprisingly enough, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s why your mind could be at risk if sleep apnea or another disorder is frequently interrupting your slumber.

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How to Have a Mouth-Healthy Halloween

October 10, 2019

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Halloween candy

It’s October, and you know what that means. Pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, and lots and lots of candy consumption. Unfortunately, that can also mean lots and lots of tooth decay if you’re not careful about your oral hygiene. That’s why we’ve written this list of Halloween candy tips to make your Halloween a mouth-healthy one.

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With Sleep Apnea, Snoring is the Least of Your Problems

September 22, 2019

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Sleep ApneaIf you’ve seen a commercial talking about sleep apnea, chances are they spent a lot of time talking about how snoring is a big problem for you and your partner. And indeed, the loud noise can make for some unpleasant nights. However, if your snoring really is caused by sleep apnea, then you have bigger problems to worry about than just disturbing your bedmate. Here are 5 ways this severe disorder might harm your health.

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Are Hot Drinks Bad for My Teeth? A Dentist Breaks It Down.

September 20, 2019

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A woman sipping from a mug.Now that summer is coming to an end and the fall season is here, there’s no better time than now to curl up on the couch with family members and enjoy a hot cup of your favorite seasonal beverage. However, just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean that your smile is off the hook when exposed to hot beverages. If you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or any hot drink for that matter, you’re going to want to read this first. Afterwards, you’ll understand the risks that hot drinks can have for your smile and what you can do to practice smart prevention.

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5 Foods to Sneak Into Your Child’s Lunchbox To Keep Their Mouth Healthy

August 30, 2019

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packed lunchEven if your child brushes and flosses every day, they can never have too good of dental health. Paired with regular checkups and cleanings from their children’s dentist and a nutritious diet, you can help your child avoid common oral health problems like cavities and tooth infections. There are certain foods that you can sneak into your little one’s lunchbox to help improve their dental health and keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Read on for five suggestions to include in their diet to amp up their oral wellbeing. (more…)

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Brain Might Be at Risk

August 26, 2019

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Sleeping manObviously getting a good night’s sleep is important; if your rest is constantly being disrupted by sleep apnea, you’re likely to be exhausted and irritable throughout the day, which can make it more likely that you’ll get into a traffic accident or make a mistake that you’ll regret later. But did you know that poor quality sleep could also be putting your mind at risk? People who suffer from sleep apnea have a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease; learn more about this surprising connection and what you can do to protect your brain!
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What Kind of Sleep Apnea is Interrupting Your Night’s Rest?

July 12, 2019

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Man awakeHave you been waking up gasping for air? Or are you way too sleepy during the day? These could be the warning signs that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, a condition where breathing stops and restarts several times during the night; if left alone, it could lead to heart failure and other health problems. In order to get proper therapy, it’s important to determine the exact cause of the condition. Here’s what you need to know to distinguish the 3 different types of sleep apnea.

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Sleep Apnea? Learn How Your Dentist Can Treat It with Oral Appliance Therapy

June 4, 2019

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a man sleepingGetting the kind of rest you need isn’t always easy, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea. Even if you do go to bed early, getting a solid 8 or 9 hours isn’t likely when you’re waking up gasping for air or snoring so loud your partner is constantly telling you to “turn over.” Thankfully, ceased breathing and loud snoring no longer have to be a way of life. With the help of your dentist, you can find relief (and sleep) with oral appliance therapy. Find out more about this method of treatment and just how crucial a role your dentist can play in helping you get the sleep you need.

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