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Sleep Disorders: A Growing Problem

Sleep Disorders: A Growing Problem

Sleep Disorders are a growing problem in our society. It’s not uncommon for patients to describe trouble sleeping, excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, inability to sleep, and even stopping breathing during the night. Stopping breathing is our greatest concern. Sleep apnea can occur in anyone. During apnic events a person repeatedly stops and starts breathing during […]

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Sleep Awareness

Sleep Awareness

Did you know that according to a study done by the CDC an estimated 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder? This seems to be a growing problem. Sleep is an important topic to all of us. Good health and well-being is dependent upon a good night’s sleep. Not getting enough quality sleep at the […]

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Snoring…It may not be as innocent as it sounds?

Snoring...It may not be as innocent as it sounds?

9-23-15 Snoring can be a sign of a more serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Loud and frequent snoring is a common sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a potentially life threatening condition. If left untreated OSA can increase the risk for serious health problems from congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease […]

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How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Your Mouth?

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Your Mouth?

April 22,2015 A staggering 80 million Americans are recognized as having some type of blood pressure problem. Even more troubling is that a significant number are unaware of their condition. Often a dentist is the first to note high blood pressure in his/her patients. Lima Dental Associates takes every patient’s blood pressure. The purpose is […]