We all feel better when we get a good, restful night’s sleep. Anything that disrupts your sleep—from a fire alarm in the middle of the night to jarring snoring—can keep you from getting a full restorative night’s sleep. Many patients with sleep apnea are suffering from constant fatigue, memory problems, and irritability due to poor quality sleep. These problems are obviously serious, and they become even scarier when we realize that over time these problems can compound and cause long-term health problems.
Sleep apnea can deprive the body of necessary oxygen. Some patients stop breathing for minutes at a time at night without even knowing it. Additionally, the increased stress and tension from sleep apnea can cause increased adrenaline levels. Consequently, sleep apnea may increase a patient’s risk for a variety of health problems in the future, including:
· Severe headaches
· Asthma and other respiratory problems
· Heart disease
· Weight gain
· Coronary artery disease
· Memory problems
Sleep apnea complications are caused by oxygen deprivation, chronically disturbed sleep, or a combination of these two factors. Our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists are able to diagnose your sleep apnea dysfunction and tailor treatment to meet your needs and restore optimal nighttime breathing.
Sleep apnea is treatable, and the sooner you seek a sleep apnea solution the less likely it is that you’ll suffer form long-term complications. Our office offers simple, non-invasive sleep apnea solutions—like dental appliances—to treat your condition easily and comfortably. Give our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists a call if you have any questions or you’d like to schedule and appointment—(314) 332-1307.
Let’s face it, we aren’t all blessed enough to be born with a sparkling white, Hollywood smile. But to be honest, few people are—that’s why there are so many effective cosmetic dentistry treatments available for patients of all ages! If you’ve noticed that your smile is looking dull, dark, or dingy you should know that you have options. There’s no reason to live with a smile that you don’t love.
Now we can’t control all tooth discoloration—some staining is inevitable either from environmental factors or aging dental enamel. As we age our teeth naturally accumulate stains and dental enamel becomes thinner and consequently less white. Depending on your situation you may benefit from some of the following cosmetic treatments.
Teeth whitening: teeth whitening treatments remove stains and debris from dental enamel by cleaning the teeth thoroughly. Professional dental cleanings, scaling, and planing can all whiten the appearance of dental enamel. Daily oral hygienic maintenance is important for keeping a white smile, and a professional cleaning can further elevate your smile’s whiteness.
Teeth bleaching: teeth bleaching treatments utilize hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to bleach dental enamel. Professional teeth bleaching treatments are administered by our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists in-office, and we also offer take-home formulations to keep teeth sparkling.
Dental veneers: veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are affixed directly to teeth, effectively resurfacing the appearance of enamel. Veneers can be truly transformative; they are especially useful for patients with staining that is resistant to traditional whitening and bleaching methods.
Teeth whitening cosmetic treatment can take years off of the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are looking old and worn down, don’t hesitate to take action with cosmetic treatment. Give our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists a call if you have any questions—(314) 332-1307.
When a patient loses a tooth it can be a traumatic experience both physically and emotionally. Many patients feel less inclined to smile with missing teeth—they don’t feel confident about the way they look or speak. Additionally, missing teeth can lead to serious health complications. Patients with missing teeth may put neighboring, healthy teeth at risk, because they have to change the way they chew and bite, which causes wear, tear, and stress on healthy teeth and gums.
The good news is that if you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth you have options to restore your smile and help you speak and smile confidently. One popular tooth replacement option is the denture. With complete our partial dentures you can have a natural-looking, functional smile again.
Complete Dentures: complete dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing. These dentures fit over the gum line and restore the appearance and functionality of a full set of teeth. Our Saint Louis Dentures dentists custom-fit complete dentures to adhere snugly and comfortably to your gums.
Partial Dentures: partial dentures are used when we are replacing teeth around an intact natural tooth. Partial dentures can be used in either the upper or lower jaw, and they are removable. Partial dentures are attached to adjacent natural teeth to prevent them from moving out of place (and also to prevent the natural teeth from moving).
Many patients prefer dentures because they are fairly easy to care for, and do not require surgery. Additionally, with modern technology both partial and complete dentures can look natural and blend with your existing teeth. If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a tooth, give our Saint Louis denture dentists a call to learn more about complete and partial dentures, we’re here to help— (314) 332-1307.
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