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How Gum Disease Evolves

What is Gum Disease? Have you ever experienced swollen or bleeding gums right after you’ve completed your dental hygiene regimen? Sometimes this can occur if your gums aren’t in the best condition. Due to an overabundance of bacterial growth, this is where the start of gum disease occurs. Also known periodontal disease, this condition is […]

Sleep Apnea: What Are Your Options?

Sleep Apnea: What Are Your Options? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that causes brief and repeated interruptions to your breathing throughout the night. OSA occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax and restrict the airway from opening. Untreated OSA can lead to an array of consequences, including: Unfulfilling […]

5 Must-Read Books on Sleep Apnea

First — What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common yet often misdiagnosed condition that causes an individual to stop breathing due to a blockage in the airway. When this happens, your brain triggers a signal for your body to wake up, gasping for air. This can happen multiple times a night, […]

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Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Mental Health?

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that’s surprisingly common. Despite this, many people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have it even though they feel fatigued constantly.  Because the disturbances occur during sleep, it’s usually a loved one who notices the snoring, gasping for air, and pauses in […]

The Old-Time Tale of the Tooth Fairy

A Childhood Folk Story The tooth fairy is an iconic folktale of early childhood that’s believed to have started in the early 20th century. When children lose one of their baby teeth, they place it beneath their pillow and a fairy-like figure collects it while they’re sleeping. She then leaves monetary reimbursement for the tooth, […]