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Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Reduce Migraines

CPAP and Migraines

About a quarter of all migraine sufferers also have sleep apnea. Since this is higher than the frequency of migraines in the general population, researchers have postulated that people with migraines might benefit from sleep apnea treatment. One study recently showed that CPAP treatment helped migraine sufferers, subject, of course, to the typical limitations of […]

Can Dental Implants Be Placed Right Away?

Dental Crowns Places Right Away

Is it possible to have crowns and dental implants placed right away? Yes. Does it increase risk of implant failure? Not necessarily. It may even help. Two Approaches to Dental Implants There are two approaches to restoring dental implants (placing the crown on them). In the traditional approach, your dental implant is placed in the jawbone, […]

California Won’t Have to Worry about Dentist Shortage

UCLA by b r e n t on Wikicommons

A new report by the UCLA Health Policy Research Center has many people worrying that California may be facing a dentist shortage in the future, but the truth is that the future of dentistry looks very bright indeed. A Very Good Dentist Supply Although the UCLA report raises some potential future flags, it shows that […]

Sleep Apnea May Be Responsible for ADHD

Sleep Apnea and ADHD

According to a new review of studies in the US and UK, snoring and sleep apnea may be a major cause of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder) in children. The review showed that about half of children with chronic snoring or sleep apnea were diagnosed with ADHD. Although the study looks at the effects of […]

Americans More Comfortable with Root Canal

Diagram of a Root Canal via Jeremy Kemp on Wikicommons

According to a survey by the American Association of Endodontists, Americans are becoming more comfortable with the thought of having a root canal. This is good, because a root canal is an important dental procedure that save a tooth and eliminate pain associated with a tooth infection. Survey In Advance of Root Canal Awareness Week […]

Is the Electric Current in a TENS Unit Safe?

Woman with TENS unit

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is used to treat muscle pain and stress associated with TMJ. Although there are some people who should not use TENS, overall the unit is a very safe way to treat pain associated with muscle tension or stress. The amount of electric energy delivered via a TENS unit is very […]

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