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Why You Don’t Want to Neglect Treatment for Chronic Jaw Pain

November 15, 2023

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Woman with jaw pain

If you have trouble opening and closing your mouth to eat, or you feel a twinge of pain each time you yawn, it may be that you are suffering from TMJ. Also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), the inflammation or damage caused to these joints on either side of your head can make it hard to complete daily tasks like eating, speaking, and even smiling. If you’re unsure about the symptoms of TMJ or wonder if it’s something you should have treated, keep reading to find out why you’re better off seeking professional help sooner rather than later.


Staying Awake at Night? 4 Factors That Make Sleep Apnea Worse

October 4, 2023

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man with a glass of alcohol

Are you struggling with getting adequate rest at night? While in some cases, you may be able to attribute it to staying up too late, it may be that you are dealing with a more serious condition – sleep apnea. Affecting millions of people in the United States, it can lead to chronic health problems if left untreated. But while waiting to see a professional, you may want to rethink these four lifestyle habits, as they may be factors that make your sleep apnea worse.


Can a Wearable Device Detect Sleep Apnea?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:33 pm
young male asleep with mouth open

If you were to ask someone 50 years ago if phones and watches would be able to detect potential health problems, you probably would have been met with a laugh. However, fast-forward to 2023, and new products are popping up on shelves that are not only helping to mitigate serious health complications, but their size makes them easy to wear on your finger or wrist. If you are curious as to why you may be struggling to get the sleep you need, read on to find out more about the wearables that are now being used to help detect sleep apnea.


Can Drooling Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

July 6, 2023

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woman with sleep apnea

How often do you wake up with a wet pillow? If you find that you need to wipe your mouth when you get up in the morning, it’s likely because you have been drooling. While it might seem like a harmless condition, the truth is that it could be linked to something more serious – sleep apnea. Find out the link between the two and what you can do to get help for your interrupted sleep.


Which Foods Worsen Sleep Apnea?

May 12, 2023

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person with sleep apnea

The inability to get a full night’s rest can make day-to-day responsibilities even more difficult. The fact that you cannot breathe adequately is troublesome, causing you to feel helpless about your condition. But did you know that there are foods that make sleep apnea worse? If you are one of the millions struggling with this problem, find out which foods you should stay away from as well as which ones can help you get the sleep you need.


Is There a Link Between Jaw Pain and Poor Posture?

April 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:40 pm
Woman with jaw pain

Whether you work from home or in an office, the way you sit and/or stand can have a negative impact on your neck, shoulders, and surprisingly, your jaw. When discomfort occurs throughout the temporomandibular joints, you might assume that it’s because you bit down on something hard or just overextended it when yawning. But can jaw pain be the result of poor posture? A sleep dentist is here to provide the answer and explain what you can do to get relief.


Is It Jaw Pain That Is Affecting Your Speech?

February 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:38 pm
Man with jaw pain

Each day, you discover that it becomes more and more difficult to try and perform normal tasks. Opening your mouth to brush your teeth and eat causes significant pain. But now, you are noticing that it is now increasingly difficult to speak. Is it possible that TMJ disorder is causing your speech problems? The only way to find out is to seek the help of a professional. Read on to find out how the inner workings of your jaw might be hindering your ability to speak clearly and what a specialist can do for you.


Can Exercising Lead to Better Sleep?

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:12 pm
couple exercising

Do you despise the idea of working out? You’re not alone. Many people would rather catch an extra 15-20 minutes of sleep than go for a run, walk, or jog in the morning. Although it might be tempting to roll over and hit the snooze button, the reality is that you may be creating more problems for your body. When you lack the fuel needed to stay energized throughout the day as well as get the rest you need at night, you enter into a cycle of restless sleep. So this begs the question, “Can exercise reduce sleep apnea symptoms?” Read on to find out.


ADHD & Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

December 8, 2022

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man unable to concentrate in class

Do you find it difficult to concentrate because of your ADHD? With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it can prove challenging to get a restful night’s sleep. For both children and adults, the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep can negatively impact a person’s personal, professional, and social life. So, is it possible for ADHD and sleep apnea to be connected? A local sleep doctor explains how the two are linked and why seeking professional help is essential for a better life.


Can Sleep Apnea Be Fatal?

October 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 5:05 pm
man asleep and breathing through his mouth

Are you living with sleep apnea? Maybe you’re unaware of your symptoms, or maybe you think your condition isn’t that bad. The truth is that while millions of Americans are struggling to get the sleep they need as a result of snoring or an obstruction in the airway, a lack of treatment can result in serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether untreated sleep apnea can be fatal, a local sleep expert is here to explain.

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