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.
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December 29, 2017
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…)
May 16, 2017
The alignment of your teeth plays an important role in your oral health and confidence. When you live with crooked, rotated, overcrowded, or gapped teeth, it is easy to hide your smile due to their appearance. While you have probably considered braces in the past, adding metal wires and brackets will only further hurt how you feel about your teeth. Now, you can choose a more sophisticated approach with Invisalign in Los Gatos. The clear aligners are the most discreet way to get the straight smile you have always wanted.
April 12, 2017
Did you know that over 47 million people in America suffer from dental anxiety? This condition is remarkably common, but can often leave patients so scared of the dentist that they don’t get the oral healthcare they need – which compounds the problem and can make dental issues worse, and treatment more complex. But, with help from the top sedation dentist in Los Gatos, you can not only get the care for your smile you need and deserve, you can actually enjoy seeing our team. In this post, the team at Los Gatos Dental Group answers all your questions to set you at ease.
March 23, 2017
Yeah, your partner has complained about your constant snoring throughout the night before, but does that really mean you have a serious sleep disorder? Or were you just exhausted? One of the main symptoms of sleep apnea is chronic snoring, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the disorder. Diagnosing patients with sleep apnea in Los Gatos can be challenging since patients are always sleeping while it’s taking pace. Sometimes, because patients don’t have another partner to rely on as a second pair of eyes, doctors can misdiagnose and put that patient at risk for serious health problems. Los Gatos Dental Group not only can help you with your diagnosis but also provide an easy fix!
February 15, 2017
You’ve always snored – even as a child, your parents would joke about your sleeping habit. Now that you’re an adult though, your snoring isn’t getting any better. In fact, your wife recently mentioned that, on top of snoring, she noticed times when you completely stop breathing during the night. Could you have sleep apnea in Los Gatos? And, if you do, what are your treatment options? Find out all about this common sleep disorder, as well as how the Los Gatos Dental Group can save your sleep and your health.
January 24, 2017
As much as 15% of the population avoids going to the dentist because of fear or anxiety. That’s nearly 40 million people not getting the dental care that they need. Are you one of them? Are you one of the people who knows they need to get their teeth fixed, but just can’t make themselves go to the dentist? Your sedation dentist in Los Gatos completely understands how paralyzing this fear can be. They want to be able to help patients just like you, and thanks to sedation dentistry, they can now eliminate your discomfort both mentally and physically. They will take the extra steps to help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted. (more…)
December 30, 2016
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to take care of long standing issues, things they’ve ignored for a while. They hope to get a fresh start and do better in the year to come. One thing many people ignore is their teeth, and this is often because of dental anxiety. Millions suffer from dental anxiety and avoid going to the dentist for years. This leads many to make a New Year’s resolution to finally get over their fear and take care of their teeth. If this sounds like you, your sedation dentist in Los Gatos can help you conquer your anxiety, which is not only important for your smile, but your overall health as well.