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Is ADHD What You Really Think?

September 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:50 pm

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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/22/could-adhd-be-a-type-of-sleep-disorder-that-would-fundamentally-change-how-we-treat-it/

Pumpkin Spice and Pearly Whites

September 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:42 pm
cat sleeping next to a cup of coffee

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.  

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What are the Most Common Causes of Toothaches?

September 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:28 pm
A man holding his cheek in pain.

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!

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It’s Time to Dispel These 4 False Myths About Dental Implants!

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:59 pm
attractive older woman nice smile

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!

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5 “Healthy” Foods That Can Spell Disaster for Your Child’s Teeth

August 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:50 pm
dried fruit

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 children’s dentist says are actually bad for little teeth.

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A Dentist Reveals The Best Flossing Technique

July 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:00 pm
person flossing their teeth

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.

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Why Your Dentist Wants You to Avoid Sports Drinks This Summer

July 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:55 pm

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.

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The Benefits of Getting a Custom Sportsguard from Your Dentist

June 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:41 pm
Mouthguard

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.

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Daytime Drowsiness? 7 Ways You Can Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

May 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:45 pm

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.

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Follow These Tips from a Dentist for Dealing with a Dental Emergency

April 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:34 am
Woman with tooth pain.

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 unexpected occurs.

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