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Snoring: Should I Worry?

September 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)
Help find the cause of your snoring with Dr. Van Treese.

Dr. Van Treese will help you find the cause of your snoring.

It keeps your spouse, the kids and even the dog, up at night and can be pretty embarrassing when you are staying with friends and family, but is snoring anything more than just an annoyance? It could be.

People who snore have a 40% greater risk of dying earlier than their peers. Snoring can actually be the warning sign to a much greater health issue. Sleep apnea, often characterized by loud snoring, is a serious disorder which affects your breathing while you are asleep.

There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive and Central

Obstructive is the more common of the two and occurs when the muscles in the throat relax.
Central occurs when your brain stops sending important messages or signals to the muscles that help control your breathing.

Sleep Apnea and snoring can contribute or be linked to other health concerns:

  1. Stroke
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Arrhythmias
  4. GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  5. Headache
  6. Weight Gain

Whether your snoring is loud and booming and wakes up all your Sidney neighbors or simply light and wispy, it could be a sign to a much greater problem. Contact us to set up a consultation for different treatment options and help you and your family sleep a little easier.

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Jeffrey R. Van Treese, DDS provides comprehensive family dental care.

At our Sidney office, we know dental health is important to our overall health as adults, but what about children?

Oral health is also very important in children and starting healthy habits at an early age can make all the difference!

Children’s teeth need to be brushed once they arrive. As soon as a child’s teeth come in, they should be care for and brushed. Most parents are unaware of this and over 60% do not start this early. Flossing should also be started once teeth arrive and are touching each other.

Poor dental habits can contribute to cavities and other tooth decay as children age.
To help build proper dental routines, children should visit the dentist about 3 years of age or, earlier, if parents suspect there is a reason for concern.

If you have questions about how much toothpaste to use or what types of toothbrushes are safe, please contact us and we can help you find the answers!

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