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Amazing Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

At our Manhattan Beach office, we’ve seen the amazing benefits of Invisalign clear braces first hand. And our satisfied clients could not be happier with the results they’ve had after choosing this smile-optimizing device. 

Invisalign clear braces are not like traditional braces. They are not bulky or irritating. There are no wires or brackets, and you can even remove the aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. 

In addition to giving you a new smile, here are a few more amazing benefits of Invisalign clear braces.

Invisalign Clear Braces Correct Your Bite

Bite problems can interfere with the way you speak and even change the profile of your lower face. In some cases, bite issues ...

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Waking Up Unrested? Sleep Apnea vs. TMJ

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired? Does this tired feeling persist throughout the day? Does your jaw ache? Head hurt? You could be suffering from sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

According to the latest statistics, more than 18 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, and 35 million have been diagnosed with TMJ.

Let’s look at the symptoms of sleep apnea vs. TMJ, the similarities, differences, and risks.

Sleep Apnea Overview

You go to bed early enough but wake up feeling tired. For most of us, this tired feeling diminishes after coffee or by late morning. But for people with sleep ...

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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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