How Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Dementia

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects one-fifth of American adults. Despite this, the average person doesn’t really know about this condition. A person with sleep apnea experiences obstructed breathing when he sleeps. Some symptoms include loud snoring or snorting during sleep and long breathing pauses. Let your Houston dentist know if you are experiencing this because if the …

How to Care for Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Orthodontic appliances like braces are used to correct alignment of teeth and jawbone. Some may need to wear it for a few months while others need to wear it for years. Since these are foreign objects, it can pose complications when proper care is not observed diligently. The patient may develop infection and sores. Plaque may build up which can …

Know and Prevent the Top Five Dental Complaints

Maintaining good dental health is imperative. Most of us suffer from some dental problem or the other. Most of these can be taken care of with easy precautions and solutions. You just have to be careful about maintaining dental hygiene. Regular dental checkups, brushing your teeth twice a day are some of those habits that can prevent serious problems. You …

Oral Systemic Link – The Gum Disease and Heart Disease Link

When you make that first appointment  to  go to your dentist it is important to give as  much  of your medical history as possible .It is also important to  give your family history as well. For example, if your family has a history of heart disease, stokes, kidney disease, ect.  you need to tell your dentist.  Right away though, many …

International Workers come home to get Dental Care in Houston

Houston boasts a lot of companies that sends workers overseas with the oil and gas industries . A quick look in Google will show you how many oil and gas  companies there are here in Houston. Just look at http://www.subsea.org/company/allbycity.asp for a list of companies here in the Houston area.  Many of these companies send workers overseas to places like …

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TMJ-Explained

TMJ or temporo-mandibular joint connects the lower jaw or the mandible to the temporal bone which is a part of the skull. It is a complex intermixing of blood vessels, nerves, muscles and a cartilaginous disc. It is frequently used joint which controls the movements of talking, chewing, yawning, opening and closing of the mouth. The TMJ is mainly by …