September 29, 2019
What if ADHD was actually be more a symptom of poor sleep quality than a genetic or chemical deficiency? In the groups of professionals who study human sleep patterns and sleep-breathing disorders, there is growing evidence that ADHD may be a misdiagnosis – or missed diagnosis – of sleep disorders. What if…?
Children should not snore. If they do, they’re not breathing properly. It would certainly be worth investigating further to discover the source of their sleep breathing disorder. Obvious things to screen for would be constricted airway caused by enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids and sinus blockage.
Healthy sleep hygiene allows the natural flow through sleep cycles the body needs to heal and regenerate. Breathing irregularities may cause the child to constantly arouse during the night, keeps them at a shallower level of sleep, and prevents the very valuable REM stage of sleep.
This leaves the child drowsy throughout the day, restless, cross and irritable, and unable to focus on tasks at home or school. Sound familiar?
Check out this article and let us know what you think. Dr. James Moreau of MoreSMILES Dental is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and would love to hear from you if this article leaves you wanting to know more.
September 20, 2019
When you walked out of your house this morning, you
had no clue that you were going to need to bring a sweater with you. Fall
weather is approaching faster than you anticipated, meaning you’re going to
have to buy a throw for your coach, invest in a new winter coat, and start
stopping at your favorite coffee shop for a pumpkin spice latte in the
mornings. Even though hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate get you toasty
and in the mood for the holidays, they could also be causing problems for your
smile. Read on to learn how to prevent pumpkin spice season from having drastic
impacts on your oral health down the road.
September 3, 2019
When a toothache appears, it can be difficult to know
exactly what the cause may be at first. The fact is there are many causes for
toothaches, and they may not be so clear if you didn’t just experience a dental
injury. What are the most common sources of your toothache? Below, you’ll find
the most common ones below as described by a dentist!
August 30, 2019
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, the frontrunner in
quality, longevity, restored functionality and aesthetical appeal is dental
implant placement. Still, there are some detractors who aren’t fond of the
procedure. Therefore, some mistruths have surfaced online. To help to clear the
air, a local implant dentist provides some clarity directly addressing 4 common
myths about the dental
implant procedure, so you can move forward with having your life and smile
restored to normal!
August 22, 2019
The new school year is here, and that means it’s time to
decide what to pack for your child’s lunch. As a parent, you want to make sure
they have the healthiest lunch possible, and that means options like granola
and dried fruit. Or does it? Some foods that seem healthy can actually wreak
havoc on your little one’s teeth. Let’s take a closer look at 5 foods that your
dentist says are actually bad for little teeth.
July 31, 2019
Have you visited the dentist for your routine checkup and
cleaning, and did they ask you whether you’ve been flossing every day? At
that moment, you may have panicked a little because you haven’t. Flossing your teeth
may not seem like a necessity if you’re brushing twice a day, but it can have
more of an impact on your oral health than you may think. Read on to learn the
importance of your oral hygiene routine and the best way to floss your teeth.
July 17, 2019
Being an athlete
means taking every step to keep your entire body healthy, and that includes
your mouth. If you or someone in your family plays a lot of sports, you might
think a refreshing sports drink is a great way to stay hydrated during a workout,
but did you know that these beverages are actually three times more damaging to
the teeth than soda? Here’s why your dentist is recommending that you go easy
on the sports drinks this summer.
June 15, 2019
If you have a loved one at home that likes sports or
physical activity, it’s important that you protect them. Just as you would get
them a helmet for their bike, their smile needs extra defense during physical
activity. Your child should always be wearing a sportsguard to reduce the
possibility of dental injury, but not all of them are made the same. Keep
reading to learn the difference between store-bought sportsguards and
customized oral appliances from your dentist.
May 2, 2019
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea. But did
you know this common sleep disorder isn’t always easy to diagnose? Many of the
symptoms associated with it can go undetected for many years, especially if you
do not have a partner who can tell you if you snore loudly or stop breathing.
If you’re concerned that you might have sleep apnea,
here are 7 ways you can tell.
April 13, 2019
Dental emergencies can strike
at any time. Knowing what to do until you can see a dentist is an
important part of any preparedness plan. Key tips include using cold to
minimize swelling, managing discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers,
and using dental wax or sugar-free gum to coat a jagged tooth. Having a little
knowledge in your corner can make all the difference in the world when the