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3 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea

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Many of us experience what’s called simple snoring that occasionally occurs because of illness or consuming too much alcohol too late in the evening. While annoying to your sleep partner, simple snoring isn’t necessarily a health problem.

But severe or excessive snoring is often the result of sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from this condition, and about 80 percent of these cases range from moderate to severe.

Why Sleep Apnea Is A Problem

We refer to it as “obstructive” because your airway is blocked, which prevents you from breathing ...

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5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Redondo Beach

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It can be exciting to think about how a smile makeover can change your life. And you couldn't pick a better time to do it; there are so many esthetic dental treatments available today that there's virtually no problem we can't correct!

But once you've decided to move forward, you need to consider which dentist will be the best choice for your needs. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Redondo Beach, here are a few tips for finding the professional who best fills all your needs.

Ask a Friend for a Referral

Do you know someone whose smile you envy? You might ask them what their secret is, and if ...

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How Sleep Apnea Could Be Affecting Your Life

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When looked at as part of our healthy body approach to dentistry, sleep apnea is one of the conditions that can impact nearly every aspect of your health, which is why we take it so seriously.

Sleep-disordered breathing impacts patients of any age and is fairly common, though many people are unaware of its presence. We offer sleep apnea treatment in our Manhattan Beach, CA dental office for a healthier mind and body.

Snoring Keeps Your Partner Awake

Typically the first sign of sleep apnea is an unhappy partner that complains of loud snoring or notices choking and gasping during sleep. As they lie awake, they may also notice periods when breathing stops, ...

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Learn more about your tooth replacement options in Woodland Hills and Manhattan Beach, CA

If you've been putting off replacing your missing tooth, our team at Modern American Dentistry strongly suggest that you speak with a dental professional at our offices to learn more about your tooth replacement options in the Woodland Hills and Manhattan Beach Areas.

There are only 3 ways to replace missing teeth. Your fixed options (is not removed by you daily) are implants and bridges and your removable options are partials and dentures.

There are pros and cons to each tooth replacement option:

 
Bridges
 
Dental bridges have been around for many many ...

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What Does A Crack In My Tooth Mean?

Cracked Tooth in Manhattan Beach CA

As Dentists in Woodland Hills and Manhattan Beach, California we are commonly asked the question, "I see cracks and fractures in my teeth. Should I be worried?"

When patients are asking this question they are generally seeing cracks or small fractures (AKA: craze lines) that they see on their front teeth as you see on the first image. It is difficult or pretty much impossible for the patient to see a crack on the back of their molar in a mirror. It is often difficult even for a dentist to see these fractures without proper lighting and magnification.

 

craze lines
Tooth #1: Craze Lines

As ...

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Is Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings Toxic?

Dental Amalgam Fillings

dental fillings Northridge caWhat is Dental Amalgam?

In use for over 150 years, silver  amalgam, a mixture of various powdered metals (such as silver and tin) elemental Mercury, which binds them all together into a putty like material that is packed into teeth, replacing missing tooth structure lost forms a hard strong stable compound.

Why is Mercury Used in Amalgam Fillings?

Liquid mercury is the only substance known that is able to effectively bind the alloy particles together to form a strong, hard, and stable compound.

Mercury Toxicity, Dentistry, and The Environment.

Mercury toxicity has been a topic of concern for decades. Mercury is present naturally and as ...

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