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, intermittent delays in breathing…


Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

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If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Oceanside Dental Excellence advises you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment…


The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a substantial foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to constantly produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…


Modern Dental Technology Makes Treatment Less Scary

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Many Oceanside residents are afraid to go to the dentist. For some individuals with dental anxiety, it’s because they had a painful experience at the dentist when they were young. Others fear needles or a perceived lack of control. Another oft-cited reason individuals are scared of the dentist is the dreaded dental┬ádrill. If you need…