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Benefits of Concierge Dentistry

Benefits of Concierge Dentistry The Boston Center for Oral Health has been a team working together in collaboration for over 40 years. The key to the success of these relationships is the continuity of care a patient receives. We are an organization that works together with combining the different specialties of dentistry from Periodontist Orthodontists

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Sleep and Pregnancy

Sleep and Pregnancy “That awkward moment when you can’t sleep at night and continue to change positions like a mentally challenged walrus.” Anonymous Tweet Pregnancy and sleep-disordered breathing. Is that really a thing? One more item to add to the list for women to worry about!​ Pregnancy is full of so many emotions and concerns:

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TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment; Answers to Most Common Questions If you have ever had pain in your jaw, you may be suffering from TMJ. TMJ is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. There are many treatments available for TMJ, and the best treatment for you

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Breathing Isn’t Just for Nighttime

UARS Edxplained Mary just gave birth to a baby girl, her first child. She had some minor sleep issues during her pregnancy, but the baby, Caroline, was perfect. Of course, babies take a lot of work and Mary insisted on breastfeeding too. She was always on call for Caroline, so it wasn’t unusual for Mary

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Second Hand Sleep Apnea

Second Hand Sleep Apnea?

I’m sleeping with a grizzly bear—how your BED PARTNER’s snores can affect your health! In many bedrooms across the country (and world), there is a competition. Sometimes it’s a battle for the blankets. Other times it’s a tiff over the temperature. But on any given night, in as many as 50% of bedrooms, it’s a

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Just Snoring?

It’s Just Snoring!” Right? “I first got diagnosed with sleep apnea/snoring in 2008 and have been dealing with it ever since. I have tried online quick fixes, CPAP machines and surgery, but nothing has worked to effectively get rid of my snoring completely until now. I went to see my dentist and he explained to

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Sleep Apnea could be Causing Depression and High Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea AND MORE TROUBLE? Depression, High Blood Pressure, Obesity and Liver Disease​ Pictured here is Francis Grose (1731-1791). He was an English antique collector/dealer and gifted storyteller. His friend, Rev James Douglas, drew this portrait depicting Grose as a thick-necked man asleep with his mouth partially open. If you close your eyes, you can

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Asthma

Asthma Asthma is a condition where your lungs react to things that normally shouldn’t affect you, making it difficult to breathe. As we’ve discussed, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your muscles relax and the soft tissues in your mouth, throat and nose interrupt your breathing during sleep. OSA You might not see the relationship

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TMJ and Sleep

It is estimated that more than 10 million people in the United States suffer from TMJ problems and jaw pain related headaches. Most of those people spend years and thousands of dollars searching for answers. Some are prescribed one or more medications with significant side effects. Often, many are​ told that it’s a psychological problem,

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Acid Reflux, ADHD & Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Wait, There’s Even MORE! Sleep-disordered breathing can be expressed anywhere on the severity spectrum between “simple snoring” to the daddy-of-them-all OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). These conditions, and everything in between, are sleep-disordered breathing issues that affect your overall health. By this time you are seeing that sleep-disordered breathing creates chaos, not just in the infant,

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Are You At Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Are You At Risk? If you were to imagine the typical person who is at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) who would come to mind? You would be in good company if you first think of someone who is overweight, middle aged, male, and who snores like a banshee—perhaps this description even applies to

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