Archive for October, 2019

What is Sleep Apnea?: 7 Facts About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic sleeping disorder that occurs when there is a pause in breathing during sleep. Breathing can stop and start many times again throughout the night—causing one to wake up frequently. Sleep apnea makes it very difficult to get a restful night’s sleep. There are many common misconceptions and unknowns about sleep […]

Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Teeth grinding and clenching once in a while is normal and will not cause problems. However, if it becomes a habit, teeth grinding can cause many difficulties. Another term for teeth grinding is bruxism. Bruxism can be a problem at any time but is most common during sleep. For this reason, the issue can go […]

What You Need To Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth do not have enough room to erupt or develop, they can grow downward and become impacted. Typically, wisdom teeth erupt sometime around the late teenage years or early twenties. Impacted wisdom teeth issues are not always visible. They can grow at an angle toward surrounding teeth, towards the back of the mouth, […]

What Causes Malocclusion

What is Malocclusion? Malocclusion is another term for misaligned teeth. It may be out of alignment on the upper teeth, the lower teether, or the bite may be misaligned. The molars in the back of the mouth should fit together when the mouth is closed. The alignment of the upper teeth prevents you from biting […]

Emergency Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon

If you’ve got a dental emergency—do you go to your dentist or your oral surgeon? Well, that depends. Many people don’t realize that there is even a difference between the two. An emergency trip to the dentist will solve many problems, but in some cases, you’ll need to see an oral surgeon to solve the […]

How To Relieve Anxiety Before Oral Surgery

Having oral surgery can be a little nerve-wracking. If you’re feeling some pre-surgery anxiety—that is normal! You can work through your stress with a few of these simple tips.  Educate Yourself—Anxiety is often caused by the unknown. Educating yourself about your procedure and what exactly it entails may help to ease your mind. Do your […]