The Dental Blog of Bradley J. Olson, DDS

Sleep Apnea

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Treating Children’s Sleep Apnea May Lower Risk Of Accidents With Oncoming Vehicles, Study Suggests. Reuters (2/8, Crist) reported a new study suggests that children “with obstructive sleep apnea may be at lower risk of accidents with oncoming vehicles during the day if they use positive airway pressure, or PAP, therapy at night.” Notably, “children must […]

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 […]