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What Is A CPAP Machine?

CPAP Machine

A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is designed to relieve patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to start and stop during sleep. This is caused by the softening of the throat muscles during sleep, blocking the airway. Often you may not know you suffer from sleep apnea. It can be more noticeable to a partner, as the number one symptom is loud snoring. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include: Daytime fatigue Dry mouth or sore throat in the morning Observed pause in breath during sleep, or sudden gasping…

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Jun 28, 2017 by

Tips For Managing Sensitive Teeth After A Whitening

Sensitive Teeth

Tooth whitening, performed by a cosmetic dentist, is a relatively quick and painless procedure that produces fantastic results. Many patients incorporate tooth whitening into their regular dental routine for a bright, white smile that dramatically improves their appearance and self-esteem. While there are many tooth whitening products available over-the-counter, going to a cosmetic dentist for your whitening is the best way to make sure you get the best results, and avoid damaging your teeth or gums. Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is common after whitening. Tooth sensitivity usually occurs in reaction to brushing, or eating foods that are cold, hot, sweet or…

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Jun 21, 2017 by

How Fast Braces Work

Fast Braces

Traditional orthodontic braces are usually worn for a couple of years. Two years is a long time, which can deter adults who want to correct the alignment of their teeth. More and more patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth are turning to short-term braces, or fast braces, for a straighter smile in just six months! Fast braces are meant to improve the appearance of the front upper and lower teeth in just six months. They are not a substitute for traditional orthodontic braces, which are necessary for correcting more comprehensive orthodontic issues. Fast braces can move…

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Jun 14, 2017 by

What Colour Braces Should I Choose?

Colours For Braces

Changing the colours of your orthodontic braces is a great way to express yourself and have some fun! You won’t be changing the colour of the wires or the brackets, just the small elastic bands that go around each bracket. Your orthodontist will have lots of colours for you to choose from, and you can change the colour of your braces with each visit if you’d like. You can even choose a combination of colours.There are no rules when it comes to choosing braces colours, but here are some guidelines and ideas to help you choose colours for your orthodontic…

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Jun 7, 2017 by