What Is The Difference Between Sleep Apnea and Insomnia?

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We all know that healthy sleep is important for physical and mental well-being. Yet millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders that prevent normal, healthy sleep. Two common sleep disorders are insomnia and sleep apnea. Let’s discuss their differences. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder where individuals may have a hard time falling…


Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in top condition. Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis…


Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

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Welcome to Oceanside Dental Excellence. Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received more intense dental care were 56 percent less likely to…


Why You Should Fix Your Child’s Crooked Teeth in Oceanside

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Oceanside parents want what’s best for their children, but some can’t always provide everything their children need when the family budget is tight. If your child has crooked teeth in Oceanside and you are on the fence about braces, we encourage you to read this post. A beautiful smile with straight teeth boosts your child’s…


Adolescent Oral Health in Oceanside

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If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, today’s Oceanside Dental Excellence post is for you. Today’s post discusses dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for Oceanside teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we see cavities and gum disease far too often in teens.…