Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are the result of a narrowed or blocked airway when an individual tries to breathe while sleeping. Normally, air passes through the nose and past the flexible structures in the back of the throat such as the soft palate, uvula and tongue. During sleep the muscles relax but , normally, the airway stays open. Snoring is created by the vibration of the pharyngeal soft tissues as air passes through an airway that is too small to allow for smooth, unimpeded flow.
Suffering from a dental problem? You’re not alone. Here are 6 common dental problems and how to fix them.
Crowns or fillings- which is a better choice?
Crowns and fillings are both effective treatments used to restore teeth that have cavities or even to add strength to a tooth. The better choice of the two will really depend on the severity of the decay within the tooth. Dr. Obeid at Oakridge Dental Center (www.oakridgedentalcenter.com) makes the best choice for his patients with the help of x-rays and laser cavity detection. Here are a few factors Dr. Obeid considers.
Gum Disease: The Silent Threat Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease has also been linked to a wide range of serious, and sometimes fatal, medical conditions. These facts are frightening enough by...
At Oakridge Dental Center (www.oakridgedentalcenter.com), we are concerned with your whole health. Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy so that you can be free from pain, disease and inflammation. Gum disease or periodontal disease is the infection and inflammation of the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth caused by oral bacteria. While gum disease is a local infection that affects the teeth, gums and surrounding tissue, it can also have negative effects on overall health.
At Oakridge Dental Center (www.oakridgedentalcenter.com) we place dental crowns to repair many types of tooth damage. Crowns are synthetic caps placed on the top of an entire tooth to restore its function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a...