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Sleep Apnea Treatment - Easier than you might think

Sleep Apnea Treatment | Chagrin Falls OH
What is Sleep Apnea?Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a condition characterized by episodes of cessation of breathing during sleep, and a reduction in the oxygen levels present in the body. Although the main effect of this is a tired, fatigued feeling, a bigger problem lies below the surface. Because the oxygen levels are reduced in those suffering from sleep apnea, the body responds to this by releasing hormones. These hormones tend to increase heart rate and blood pressure to compensate for the drop in oxygen. Long term, these hormones can cause hypertension and put extra stress on the cardiovascular system. ...

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Dental Radiography

Dental Radiography | Chagrin Falls OH
The Effects of Dental RadiologyThere have been a couple interesting articles in the news the past year or so related to dental X-Rays and possible health implications related to having them done. I wanted to share a few interesting facts to help put our patients at ease. In our everyday lives, we are exposed to radiation that cannot be avoided. The average person experiences about 3.1 mSv (millisieverts) of background radiation in one year. In comparison, the average radiation experienced during a full mouth series of dental radiographs is 0.1 mSv. Four bitewing radiographs, which is what we take on average once per year, has a dose of about 0.005mSv. ...

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Post-Halloween Dental Care

Post Halloween Dental Care Chagrin Falls OH
As Halloween Season has come and gone, a few important tips can help keep our children's teeth healthy and strong. I can remember the times after trick or treating coming home and dumping out the large bag of candy I had accumulated throughout the neighborhood. I would pick through and find my favorite pieces and immediately want to eat every single one of them. My parents, though, would restrict me to only a couple pieces each day. As with many foods/drink that can be harmful to our teeth, it is more about the frequency of consumption rather than the quantity we consume. Eating five pieces of candy once ...

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