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How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Life?

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There are many ways sleep apnea can affect your overall life beyond snoring at night and feeling tired during the day. In this blog, we outline the different effects of sleep apnea on your body and life. How does sleep apnea affect your life? 1. Irregular sleep schedules may increase your risk of metabolic disorders […]

More help for dry mouth

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Sugar-Free Gum Or Candy May Help Alleviate Xerostomia. Reader’s Digest (1/11, Feintuch) stated that “hundreds of medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and muscle relaxers, as well as those to treat nerve pain and anxiety, can cause dry mouth,” which is a common cause of bad breath. To help alleviate dry mouth, the article stated that […]

Maintaining oral health for a lifetime

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Older Adults Keeping Teeth Longer, Data Indicate. The ADA News (1/7, Manchir) reports the cover story of the January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that “older Americans are keeping their teeth longer.” After examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, the authors of “Tooth Loss Among Older […]