Sleep apnea wasn’t well understood for many years, despite there being written records about it from 2,000 thousand years ago! In fact, it wasn’t until the last century that the causes, effects and treatments for sleep apnea were discovered. Thanks to those discoveries, patients today can reduce the impact sleep apnea has on their health and overall quality of life. The risk for high blood pressure, weight gain, depression and heart disease can all be reduced with sleep apnea treatment in Los Gatos. Not to mention that sleep quality and energy levels go up as well. Learn more below about the history of sleep apnea and how an oral appliance from your dentist can help!
Los Gatos Dental Group Blog
August 10, 2018
July 13, 2018
Millions of people face daily struggles because of sleep apnea. This disorder can rob you of precious shuteye, making you drag your feet from day to day. Even worse, it can lead to serious systemic health problems. But there is hope! If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in Los Gatos, there are some simple things you can do to reclaim your shuteye and live a full life.
June 29, 2018
Dentists have used crowns and bridges for decades to rebuild damaged teeth and replace missing teeth. Both are permanently bonded into place, so you don’t have to think about a denture coming loose or the need to remove the prosthetic for cleaning. With a dental crown, a dentist in Los Gatos can restore a damaged tooth, and a bridge can provide tooth replacement to rejuvenate a smile that has suffered tooth loss.
April 3, 2018
If you suspect that you have sleep apnea in Los Gatos, it’s incredibly important that you take a moment to consider your treatment options. While it may seem like something you can put off, failing to do so can result in decreased productivity, increased levels of fatigue, and even a higher risk of certain diseases. Luckily, there are options out there, so you don’t have to settle for inadequate sleep or struggle through your work day any longer. Keep reading to learn what you can do.
March 28, 2018
If you have an upcoming dental procedure or oral surgery in Los Gatos, your safety is a natural concern. In addition to successful results, you want to ensure that you are protected against unnecessary infections. Now, you can benefit from ozone in your dental care. While you may be thinking about the atmosphere, this is not the case in dentistry. This refers to a special sterilization process to kill harmful bacteria while also enhancing the healing process. Using a controlled application process, you will benefit from a safer and more effective procedure with fewer side effects.
February 9, 2018
If you weren’t aware, more and more countries are discontinuing the practice of amalgam fillings. This is mainly because of the amount of mercury that exists in them. If you had an amalgam filling placed when you were younger, your tooth is actually at higher risk of cracking than if you had composite fillings placed today.
Luckily, your dentist in Los Gatos doesn’t just avoid the use of amalgam fillings, he’ll actually help you remove and replace the amalgam fillings you currently have! To learn why he’s so dedicated to doing so, keep reading. You’ll be glad you had this issue addressed now rather than later.
December 29, 2017
Many people don’t know much about sleep apnea — but the same condition affects some 18 million Americans, according to conservative estimates. This condition robs you of the sleep you need to function every day, and when left untreated, the effects of sleep apnea are serious… and possibly fatal.
November 29, 2017
Managing diabetes requires more than watching your diet and staying active. People with diabetes are at increased risk of troublesome dental problems like gingivitis and periodontal disease, making oral care an important part of living with diabetes. Read on to learn more about how diabetes impacts oral health and what you can do to keep your mouth healthy.
October 8, 2017
If it’s October, then Christmas is just around the corner. And while you may not want to begin thinking about who get’s what gift, you’ll save yourself time and aggravation if you do. There are the usual options: a tie, gloves, jewelry, electronics, and such. But why not think out of the box? With Invisalign, you can help someone enjoy a straight smile and that’s a gift that never stops giving.
September 13, 2017
If you’re looking to improve your health, pretty much all of the advice you’ll find will boil down to three basic things: eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough sleep. However, there is a fourth piece of advice that often gets left out: take care of your teeth. More and more research is showing that the health of your mouth directly affects your overall health, so now, going to the dentist is important for more than just your teeth. Today, we talk about this little known connection and what it means for you. (more…)