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Eight Things You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Eight Things You Need To Know About Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an increasingly common restorative and cosmetic procedure, and one of the strong options you can consider when you lose a tooth. There may be many factors at work in any individual case that make one option more … Continue reading

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Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part One

Acid Reflux and its Effects on the Oral Cavity – Part One

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In a previous blog, we briefly touched on the effects of acid reflux and how it relates to sleep apnea: “Sleep Apnea, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux,” posted on Feb 12th, 2014. In this series, we will discuss: … Continue reading

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Your Child’s First dental Visit ….Calling All Parents

Your Child’s First dental Visit ….Calling All Parents

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I am often asked this question: “When is the best time for my child to visit the dentist?” The general consensus on this matter is by the age of one. The reason for this is that children at this age … Continue reading

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Nitrous Oxide: Aka Laughing Gas – Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions

Nitrous Oxide: Aka Laughing Gas – Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions

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In this last blog about Nitrous Oxide (N2O), we will look at more of the commonly asked questions concerning this subject matter…Here we go: Q: Can I go right back to work after receiving N2O? A: Yes, when the dental … Continue reading

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The Connection between Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

The Connection between Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

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There seems to be significant evidence to support a connection between sleep apnea and hypertension (high blood pressure). A Very Relevant Statistic: As many as 60 % of individuals with sleep apnea have high blood pressure. Below we briefly discuss … Continue reading

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Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea is the cessation of breathing (while asleep) for a certain period of time (at least 10 seconds). It is a condition that is often associated with, but not limited to individuals who are overweight. An increase in weight … Continue reading

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The Dentist’s Role in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Dentist’s Role in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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As a dental health practitioner, my responsibility to a patient goes beyond just taking care of their teeth and gums. It is more of an approach which takes into account an individual’s overall health. We learnt in the blog “The … Continue reading

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Relaxation Techniques for the Anxious Dental Patient

Relaxation Techniques for the Anxious Dental Patient

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“Focus on the sensation of relaxation, breathe in hope, breathe out fear”… this is a nice mantra and for some anxious people, sayings like this work, but for others it is just not enough. Let’s look at some other coping … Continue reading

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Dentistry and Allergies Part 4: Penicillin and Codeine

Dentistry and Allergies Part 4: Penicillin and Codeine

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We conclude our series on common dental allergies with a brief look at two medications that are frequently prescribed to patients – penicillin and codeine. Penicillin An allergy to penicillin is very common…it includes 10 % of all people. It … Continue reading

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Let’s look at the different ways to open up the airway and prevent snoring

Let’s look at the different ways to open up the airway and prevent snoring

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In this blog we will look at the different ways to keep the ‘respiratory’ airway open, so as to prevent mild sleep apnea and snoring. The two most commonly used types of oral appliances: 1. Tongue Retaining Devices  2. Mandibular … Continue reading

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