COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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Is Your Partner A Kung Fu Fighter in Their Sleep?

Enduring the tossing and turning of your partner while they sleep is no fun, yet, this dilemma occurs more than you may think.  While readjusting and turning in bed is normal every now and then, there are some problems that may signal it’s time to talk about sleep treatment in Marietta. Causes of Sleep Restlessness If…

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How Can a Dental Appliance Help Stop Snoring?

Many people are familiar with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for sleep apnea treatment. Although CPAP machines are the most prescribed method of treating this sleep disorder, they are not the only one. Oral dental appliances are also used in treating snoring and sleep apnea. Refresher on Sleep Apnea Under normal circumstances, when…

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Protect Your Teeth from Sleep Bruxism

Grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep opens the door for a variety of problems. The pressure exerted on your jaw muscles can have you waking up with sore jaws, or even a headache. If you clench or grind your teeth extremely hard, not only do you risk wearing down your tooth enamel, you…

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When You Can’t Sleep Because Your Partner Snores

Perhaps it comes as no surprise when you mention to your partner that snoring is affecting your sleep, the first thing you hear are words of denial. It is not uncommon for people who snore to be unaware of it. Some individuals make recordings of their partner’s snoring as proof positive. Men and women snore….

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How Sleep Affects Weight Gain

You eat healthy foods in normal portions. You are moderately active. You drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated. So, why are you gaining weight? Sleep deprivation causes changes in hormones that regulate hunger and appetite. In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado discovered that it only takes…

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Common Symptoms and Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If there is a group of 15-20 people in a room, it is likely that at least one of those people have obstructive sleep apnea. This condition can be detrimental to sleep quality and overall health. Many people live with sleep apnea for years without getting their condition diagnosed. In the meanwhile, they may notice…

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Are Bruxism and Sleep Apnea Related?

Grinding your teeth and breathing problems may not seem related, but in many cases, people can experience both while sleeping. Bruxism includes nocturnal teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep. These two conditions have a few things in common, as they both involve the oral cavity…

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Tips to Combat Chronic Snoring

Everyone snores at one point or another in their life. Whether you have a bad cold or had one too many glasses of wine before bed, snoring can occur when there are any obstructions in the nasal passages or near the airway. Chronic snoring is when it is more likely you will snore than not….

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