What is AHI in a Sleep Study?

March 27, 2018

Did you know that the most important part of a sleep study for those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) because it indicates the severity of the condition. Apnea or an apneic event is when a person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds. Hypopnea is a constricted breath that lasts … Continue reading What is AHI in a Sleep Study?

Why Routine Teeth Cleanings are So Important

June 30, 2017

Dentists usually see two types of patients: the on-the-dot, routine teeth cleaning regulars, or the patients who are in for a lot of work. Sometimes genetics account for poor dental and oral health, sometimes patients are just unlucky, but at Center for TMJ & Sleep Therapy in Alpharetta, we’re being honest when we say that getting … Continue reading Why Routine Teeth Cleanings are So Important

Dental Bridges

May 30, 2017

Lost a tooth? Don’t fret- though it may be uncomfortable and look unappealing for now, cosmetic dentistry has several options for tooth replacement like bridges, partial dentures or dental implants. To many dental patients, partial dentures sound unappealing- unless they’re senior. While you may have already heard of dental implants, the latest craze in restorative … Continue reading Dental Bridges

Dental Bleaching

April 30, 2017

Whitening your teeth is a simple dental procedure that can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Teeth whitening is a fast and affordable way to look more polished, more attractive and even look younger and brighter! Removing surface stains and whitening teeth has been shown to take years off the face and overall appearance. … Continue reading Dental Bleaching

Dental Anxiety

March 23, 2017

Few people look forward to the dental chair, but for some, that apprehension can turn in to full blown dental anxiety. This fear can stem from many things,such as the sound of the equipment, smell of the office, and anticipation of the treatment. Whatever the reason for dental anxiety, this fear causes many Americans to … Continue reading Dental Anxiety

Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

August 3, 2016

Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. However, not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight. Thin people develop OSA, too. Neck circumference. People with thicker necks may have narrower airways. Women – greater than 15 inch diameter and men – greater than 17 inch diameter are at greater risk. A narrowed airway. You … Continue reading Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

TMJ Pain and Your Diet

July 31, 2016

As humans, we need food to survive and live a healthy lifestyle. If you’re someone who suffers from TMJ pain it can be painful to eat some of your favorite foods. Crunchy and chewy foods can be two of the most difficult categories of food for someone with a TMJ disorder. If you’re experiencing pain … Continue reading TMJ Pain and Your Diet

Top 5 Signs/Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder (TMD)

July 13, 2016

TMD is a condition that typically affects adults between the ages of 20-40 years old. Many adults who suffer from TMD have similar symptoms that often need to be treated by a doctor who specializes in this field. If you feel you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder, you may have any of the following symptoms: … Continue reading Top 5 Signs/Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

May 20, 2016

Snoring can be a warning sign that normal breathing is not taking place during sleep. While there are many conditions that can lead to snoring, one of the most serious is a disorder called Sleep Apnea. For an estimated 20 million Americans, the ability to maintain regular breathing during sleep is impossible. As a result, … Continue reading Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Understanding Sleep Apnea

May 6, 2016

Apnea is a Greek word that means “want of breath”. Sleep Apnea occurs when a person stops breathing for at least 10 seconds up to thirty times or more a night therefore apnea is defined as the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is a disorder that can be dangerous and exhausting. Certain … Continue reading Understanding Sleep Apnea

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