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 disorder where you have frequent, intermittent pauses in breathing […]

Flossing For Health And Happiness

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Most Maple Grove men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet vital exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again. Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. Being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ […]

9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Unfortunately, gingivitis (gum disease) is very common. But completely preventable. Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy: If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment. 1. Brush properly Brush for two to three minutes, at least […]

Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

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We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health risks. At Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS, too often, we treat decay and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to shield themselves […]

We Take Jaw Pain Seriously

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If you are affected by temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD, you know how the pain and discomfort can lower your quality of life. Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS TMD treatment has helped countless patients manage their condition. The temporomandibular or jaw joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. TMD is […]

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also commonly called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically, […]