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Sleep Apnea in Women vs. Men

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that impacts your sleep by causing your breathing to become shallow or even briefly pause throughout the night. For some, these problems can happen multiple times each night, which severely reduces their ability to obtain a restful night’s sleep. It’s caused by obstructions in your airway, which causes […]

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Can Children Have Sleep Apnea ?

The term “sleep like a baby” is supposed to refer to a restful, restorative slumber. But like adults, not all babies and children can count on a regular, good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that interrupts a person’s breathing while they sleep. And while it’s most common in adults, sleep apnea affects […]

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The Facts About Periodontal Disease

When it comes to gum disease, what you don’t know can hurt you! Periodontal disease not only affects your dental health, but scientific research reveals that it can have devastating effects on your overall health. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and there’s no better time to brush up on your dental hygiene habits and […]

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Top 5 Questions About Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired even after you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep? If you suffer from sleep apnea, that sleep may not have been as “good” as you’d hoped. In fact, it may actually be detrimental to your health. Sleep experts estimate that nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from […]

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Sleep Apnea Causes & Best Treatments in SE Michigan

Why would your dentist want to know about how you sleep? The answer to that question may be literally keeping you awake at night. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person’s airway is blocked when they sleep, and it has reached epidemic proportions. While the condition is usually diagnosed by a doctor […]

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Sleep Apnea: Over-the-Counter Oral Appliances Vs. Prescription Dental Devices

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from the disorder, which causes you to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. These pauses in breathing occur when your soft palate becomes overly relaxed during sleep, causing your tongue to block your airway. While they typically last around ten seconds, […]

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Read This If You Think You Have Sleep Apnea

Think you may suffer from untreated sleep apnea? Has anyone mentioned obstructive sleep apnea to you? If so, please read the following article. Sleep apnea affects your health. You deserve to sleep peacefully, and be healthy! (Not sure what sleep apnea is? Read our blog: What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?)

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes your breathing to pause for brief periods while you sleep. Although each pause tends to only last about 10 seconds, they can occur hundreds of times during the night, which disrupts your sleep cycle, and can lead to a host of health issues.

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Pointe to Host Free Sleep Seminar on June 17

Pointe Dental Group is excited to host a free Sleep Seminar for the Shelby Township community. Please join us next Tuesday, June 17 to learn about Oral Appliance Therapy and the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The seminar will be led by Pointe’s own Dental Sleep Medicine expert, Dr. Paul Van Walleghem. Dr. […]

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