Summerlin Center For Aesthetic Dentistry
December 23, 2018
When you wake up every morning, you feel tired, even though you got a full night’s rest. Your partner complains about your loud, frequent snoring, but that’s not a big deal, right? Well, it could be. You could have a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, which is commonly characterized by constant pauses in breathing while you’re asleep. As you might imagine, it’s important to be able to breathe regularly and consistently during sleep, even though your muscles are relaxed. When your breathing stops, the brain wakes you up just long enough to kick start your system again. This can happen between 5 and 30 times an hour!
December 15, 2018
What’s that clicking sound? Did that come from your jaw? Do you have frequent headaches or earaches? Does your jaw hurt? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to suffer silently. You may have a TMJ disorder and need TMJ therapy in Las Vegas.
TMJ is an acronym standing for temporomandibular joint, which is located at the base of the ears. Working with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones, it connects your lower jaw to the skull and allows you to open and close your mouth. A TMJ disorder occurs when the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together as they should, which can mean that your TMJ has to work harder to compensate. (more…)
November 21, 2018
As a parent, you have the challenge of protecting your child’s oral health. As much as you try to prevent issues from arising, there is always the chance of a new problem developing, and one of them involves the TMJ in Las Vegas. This dynamic joint is more susceptible to dysfunction because of its dynamism and versatility. Learn what causes it to malfunction and how to recognize signs of the problem in your child.
November 3, 2018
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep condition that affects over 20 million Americans and it’s only growing in the population. If you have this condition, your restless nights are caused by your throat muscles relaxing, which leads to blockage in your airway. So, while you’re counting sheep, your breathing is being interrupted, sometimes hundreds of times during the night. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why sleep apnea in Las Vegas is on the rise.
October 15, 2018
Getting proper sleep rejuvenates both your mind and body, fortifies your immune function, helps to regulate your hormones and much more. When you’re denied these and other benefits, your life is thrown out of balance. A common contributor to restless nights is a condition called sleep apnea, an issue that can become life-threatening if ignored. As you read further, your dentist lists 5 ways this condition can impact your life and the treatment options available.
October 8, 2018
Have you been experiencing pain in the joint that opens and closes your jaw? If so, then you could be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a condition that over 20 million Americans have a form of. Your local dentist says if you have symptoms of this condition, they shouldn’t be ignored, and you should seek treatment. Learn how TMJ disorder can negatively impact your job performance if not addressed.
September 15, 2018
To treat your sleep apnea, you’ve been provided with a CPAP (controlled positive airway pressure) machine to wear at night. The unit consists of a mask that connects to a central base that pumps air through a tube. For some people, this isn’t the ideal way of treating sleep apnea. Is there an alternative? Read on to learn about a better way to receive sleep apnea treatment in Las Vegas!
September 5, 2018
Have you been told that you snore loudly when you sleep? Do you find yourself tired and lethargic throughout the day? If so, your local sleep dentistry specialist says you may have sleep apnea, a serious condition that affects over 22 million Americans. As you read on, you’ll learn more about the condition and why it’s important to receive sleep apnea therapy quickly.
August 10, 2018
Have you been having pain sensations at the point where your jaw hinges? Do you notice frequent clicking and locking in the same area? If you have any of these symptoms, then you may be suffering from TMJ disorder, a serious condition that shouldn’t be ignored. As you read on, your dentist weighs in to explain what this condition entails and what can happen if it isn’t treated.
August 2, 2018
A great deal of the human body works on a system of joints, ligaments and other connective tissue that allow for movement. An example is your jaw structure. The upper and lower parts have a place of intersection called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which provides the hinge that allows the two parts to separate and then meet again repeatedly. What happens, though, when this joint gets worn down? Your local dentist says there are certain signs that will alert you of a problem. Learn what the TMJ symptoms are as you continue reading.