What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

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What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a malady where you have frequent, recurring delays in breathing…

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be signs of serious oral issues. Some ailments with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically, that’s not correct.…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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  Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At Mark A. Miely DDS we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you abstain from biannual dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to see…

3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

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Are you an avid flosser? Many of us periodically skip this required habit. Studies show that around 68% of people report flossing at least once a week while 20% say they really never floss. Skipping the regular flossing routine can have devastating consequences on your overall dental health and lead to costly dental work in…

Does COVID-19 Affect Your Teeth and Mouth?

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You’ve probably heard that COVID19 can make patients lose their sense of taste and smell. Hopefully, you haven’t experienced that yourself. Let’s discuss other oral problems linked to COVID-19. Dry Mouth is as Common as Loss of Taste A group of Brazilian scientists led by University of Brasilia researcher E.N.S. Guerra analyzed more than 180…