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5 Celebrities Who Have Used Invisalign to Straighten Their Smile

January 2, 2021

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Female celebrity with Invisalign in front of paparazzi

Have you ever been watching a TV show and thought to yourself, “I wish I had teeth like him (or her)?” Most celebrities work hard to keep themselves looking their best, and in many cases, that involves the use of cosmetic dental treatments. In fact, one popular treatment that has helped millions of normal, everyday folks has also become a trend among celebrities. Let’s talk about a few stars who have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth.


Should I Be Worried About My Neck Pain?

December 11, 2020

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Woman sitting at computer, struggling with neck pain

Neck pain is quite common. In fact, according to one estimate, between 20% and 70% of adults will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities at least once in their lifetime. Of course, just because this problem is common doesn’t mean it’s nothing to be concerned about. When should you see a doctor for your neck pain? Let’s discuss some common red flags.


The Life-Threatening Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

November 10, 2020

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Man suffering heart attack due to sleep apnea complications

Sleep apnea is a widely misunderstood condition. Some people are under the impression that the worst thing it does is cause snoring. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if it is left untreated, sleep apnea can prove to be deadly! Let’s talk about how that is so and what you can do to protect yourself from this disorder’s devastating consequences.


Is TMJ Dysfunction Causing My Migraines?

October 12, 2020

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Close-up of suffering woman with migraines and TMJ dysfunction

Do you frequently suffer from migraines? The intense pain, along with other possible symptoms like nausea and blurred vision, can be debilitating. Often, over the counter pain medications simply are not enough to get you back to feeling like yourself. What can you do to have more migraine-free days? One possible solution involves a visit to a dentist who offers oral appliance therapy. Let’s talk about the relationship between migraines and TMJ dysfunction (TMD) and how you may be able to address both issues at once.


I’m Always Tired — Should I Call a Doctor?

July 11, 2020

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drowsy woman with sleep disorder resting head on handGetting an adequate amount of high-quality rest is one of the pillars of good health. Sleep is essential for both your mental and physical well-being. Unfortunately, all of us suffer disruptions to our sleep from time to time. Things like stress, a busy schedule, or jetlag can all interfere with the amount of rest you get. But how can you tell if your sleep problems are not just the result of normal, everyday life? In this blog post, we’ll discuss some signs that indicate you may have a sleep disorder and that you should consult a doctor about your problem.


Does Sleep Apnea Increase Your COVID-19 Risk?

March 14, 2020

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illustration of COVID-19 in red against white backgroundAs COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, people everywhere are deeply concerned about protecting their health. Certain groups are at an especially high risk of suffering severe complications if they contract the coronavirus — and sleep apnea sufferers may be one of those groups. As we discuss in this article, there are strong reasons why individuals with the sleep disorder need to be extra cautious as they seek to safeguard their health during this critical time.


How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Mood

February 25, 2020

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depressed young woman with sleep apnea, lying in bedIt’s fairly common knowledge that sleep apnea leads to snoring and can cause its victims to be extremely tired. However, many individuals do not realize that the consequences of sleep apnea can go much further than that. Numerous studies have found that this condition is linked to mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. It is also strongly correlated with thinking and memory problems. What is the reason behind the connection? It may have to do with how sleep apnea influences chemicals in the brain.


Why Am I Always So Tired?

January 25, 2020

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tired woman in white shirt sitting at deskPerhaps you always do your best to go to bed at a decent time. You might even have a nightly ritual that helps you unwind from the day and get into the right mindset for sleep. And yet you still feel tired day after day. If that scenario sounds all too familiar, you are far from alone. Countless individuals drag their feet through everyday life while they wonder why they are so tired all the time. In this post, we explore some common reasons why you might constantly feel like you aren’t getting enough rest.


Is Neck Pain a Sign of Cancer?

December 21, 2019

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woman with neckpainNeck pain is extremely common. In fact, more than 30 percent of adults in the United States experience some type of neck pain each year. If you are dealing with frequent neck pain, you might just push through the discomfort, reasoning that your problem is nothing to worry about. However, it would be unwise to disregard your pain if you do not know what is causing it. In some cases, neck pain can be a sign of cancer. Let’s talk more about head and neck cancer, as well as other signs of cancer that you should stay on the lookout for.


Common Migraine Triggers and How to Deal With Them

November 26, 2019

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woman with migraineMigraines are extremely painful, and they can be debilitating. When they come on suddenly, you might find that you have to postpone important plans or even miss out on work. Fortunately, though, you may have the power to reduce the frequency of your migraines & headaches. One thing you can do to fight back against the pain is try to figure out what is triggering it and then take steps to cope with those triggers. Let’s discuss some migraine instigators and how you may be able to deal with them.


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