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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

August 28, 2020

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Woman with depression and sleep apnea in Toronto. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea in Toronto, or you’re dealing with loud snoring, you may not be getting the rest you need, which can cause several issues. The sleep disorder can cause several symptoms that may not even appear to be related, like depression. In fact, over 70% of patients with sleep apnea also suffer from depression. You don’t have to let either condition affect your quality of life. You can breathe better and enjoy a positive outlook with sleep apnea therapy.
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How Your Dentist is Keeping Their Hands Clean

June 13, 2020

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Sleep dentist washing their hands at a sink. Your general and sleep dentist takes personal hygiene seriously as it’s an essential aspect of patient safety. Now more than ever, clean hands are important to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Your dental team has revamped its safety protocols to keep their hands even cleaner than before to help stop the virus through cross-contamination. Since proper handwashing is still the single most crucial method to prevent spreading germs, here’s how your dental team is keeping their hands clean to keep you safe.
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Even Children Have Sleep Apnea

May 5, 2020

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Kids with sleep apnea holding a teddy bear.It’s estimated, 22 million Americans suffer from a disorder called sleep apnea. It’s believed, 80% of patients who have mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea haven’t been diagnosed. While you might think it’s a condition that only affects adults, children can struggle to breathe while they sleep, too. Although their snoring might be cute, it often indicates a larger underlying problem. Kids with sleep apnea need treatment, or it can affect their health, development, and quality of life.
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Smoking & Its Alternatives: Tips from a Sedation Dentist

April 14, 2020

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Person vapingIt’s old news at this point. For years, we’ve seen report after report on the effects that cigarette smoking can have on your body and your teeth. In recent years, there’s been an uptick in the use of alternatives to smoking, from smokeless tobacco to vaping. We asked a sedation dentist to weigh in on the effects that different forms of smoking can have on your oral health.

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When I Receive Dental Sedation, How Will It Make Me Feel?

February 22, 2020

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young woman comfortably receiving care with sedation dentistry in M5RIf you dread dental visits and the thought of these appointments leaves you feeling anxious or fearful, then there is a solution for your woes. With the advancements in dental medicine, you can now overcome any worries or fears in a safe and effective manner with the help of sedation dentistry in M5R. How should you expect to feel when the medication is administered, though? To get the answers from a local expert, continue reading.

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Why It’s Important to Restore a Broken Tooth with a Dental Crown

January 20, 2020

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confident woman giving thumb upIf you have a badly cracked or broken tooth, dental crown placement is usually the best option for restoring it. However, ignoring the issue could lead to some serious problems. As you read further, a local dentist explains how important dental crowns in Toronto are for preventing unnecessary suffering and why neglecting your oral health could spell trouble down the road.

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How Sedation Dentistry Helps Children Relax at Dental Visits

December 15, 2019

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child asleep while at dentistVisiting the dentist on a regular basis is a habit that all parents should instill in their children. Unfortunately, the thought of a dental appointment can leave some kids feeling anxious. If your child is apprehensive, then don’t fret. With help from your sedation dentist in Toronto, there’s a way for him or her to receive the vital dental care needed in a calm and care-free manner. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about the available forms of sedation dentistry.

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Which Type of Dental Sedation Will Work Best for Me?

November 22, 2019

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woman relaxed receiving sedation dentistryOne of the greatest concerns people have about visiting a dentist is whether they’ll have to endure a painful experience. As a result, many will forego the much-needed appointments all together, which leaves them more susceptible to problems like cavities, gum disease, tooth loss and a host of other issues. Their apprehensions can be squelched, though, by receiving care from a sedation dentist in Toronto. As you read further, you’ll discover how local anaesthesia and sedation dentistry can help you, too, have a relaxed and painless experience. Additionally, you’ll get an idea of which type of care is best suited to meet your needs.

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Post-Candy Craze: 4 Ways to Maintain Your Dental Health After Halloween

October 3, 2019

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Halloween CandyOnce the trick-or-treating is over, it’s likely you’ll be left with a giant bowl of candy. If you have children, they’ll be thrilled that they not only have the sweet treats they gathered from others but also a full bowl to pick from at home. While it might be tempting to keep it within arms reach for the next month or so, this “harmless” idea isn’t so innocent. In fact, it might lead you to consume more than you think and, in the process, develop tooth decay or cavities. Let a professional at a family dentistry offer tips to help you maintain your dental health this time of year.

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Taking Care of Your Dental Implants So You Can Enjoy Them Longer

August 30, 2019

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person flossing their teethDental implants are the closest restorative solution to your natural teeth, and it’s important to care for them in a similar way. When you do, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll get the most out of your new investment in your oral health. With the proper treatment, your implants can last up to three decades, providing you with sturdy and strong replacement teeth you won’t regret getting. Read on for some tips on how to care for your new teeth and what happens if you don’t. (more…)

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