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Three Types Of People Who Aren’t Suited For Short Term Braces

People Who Aren’t Suited For Short Term Braces

Short term braces are a great orthodontic option for those who want to improve the appearance of their front upper or lower teeth. As the name states, this is a short term option and is therefore better for making small changes. For those who desire a quick fix for crooked teeth, short term braces can be a great option. For those who want a smile makeover before a big event such as a wedding, short term braces can definitely provide that extra confidence boost! Short term braces are usually made of the same types of brackets as traditional braces. They…

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Feb 20, 2017 by
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Mouthpiece Vs. CPAP Machine: Which Is A More Useful Sleep Apnea Device?

Mouthpiece Vs. CPAP Machine

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious health condition which causes the muscles in the back of your throat to relax during sleep. These muscles support the soft tissue in the back of your mouth, including the uvula, tonsils, and the side walls of the throat. The relaxation of these muscles causes the airway to become constricted while sleeping, not allowing air to enter properly. Over time, the amount of oxygen in the blood decreases. When the airway is closed, your brain senses the lack of breath and briefly wakes you up for a second. This is usually not noticed by…

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Feb 13, 2017 by
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Herbal Remedies That Can Help Fight Snoring

Herbal Remedies To Fight Snoring

Snoring can be a minor nuisance, or a major one, although not usually for the snorer. Snoring is caused by the narrowing of the airway during sleep and there are many factors that can lead to this. Some causes of snoring include: Anatomy of your mouth and face. Congestion due to cold, allergies or other illness. Weight. Sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea leads to constriction of throat tissues, blocking the airway. OSA is a serious condition. Alcohol consumption. Nasal problems, such as a deviated septum. Sleep position: Most people find snoring is worse when lying on their back. Depending on…

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Feb 6, 2017 by
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Can Wind Instrument Players Have Braces?

Wind Instruments And Braces

Orthodontic treatment is incredibly common, with 80% of teenagers in the United States currently undergoing so form of it! Traditional braces, which involve metal wires and brackets, are the most effective way to correct tooth misalignment, gaps, or other crookedness. However, braces do make certain aspects of life difficult, eating certain foods, for example. Many teenagers are involved in music, whether through school or extra-curricularly, and those who play wind instruments may be concerned about the effect of braces on their playing. Wind instruments use the vibrations of air produced by the player blowing into them to create sound. Wind…

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Jan 27, 2017 by
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How Stress Impacts Your Oral Health

Impact Of Stress On Oral Health

Stress doesn’t always have clear symptoms, and it’s easy for us to disregard it. However, physical, mental, and emotional stress actually has a huge impact on our bodies and minds and can even lead to illness. Oral health is a key part of our overall health and happiness, and stress can have many negative effects on oral health. By familiarizing ourselves with some of the key impacts stress can have on oral health, we can learn how to manage and relieve stress, and therefore, improve our oral health, and our overall health and happiness! Grinding Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is…

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Jan 20, 2017 by
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