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why crooked teeth are worrisome
added on: December 23, 2019
smiling girl with crooked teeth

Many people, both children, and adults alike, have crooked teeth. Occasionally, crooked teeth can contribute to poor self-esteem and loss of confidence. But even if crooked teeth don’t bother someone mentally, your dentist in St. Joseph may still be worried. The truth is, crooked teeth can lead to some oral… Read More…

why it’s important not to ignore your snoring
added on: March 20, 2019
couple snoring

Think back to the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on your daily demands. It’s so nice to have the energy and mindful clarity to help you be productive and make the most of your day. Has it been a while since you felt like… Read More…

what’s your sleep saying about your oral health?
added on: October 21, 2015

What is your bedtime routine? If you are a patient at my St. Joseph dental office, we feel pretty sure it includes brushing and flossing your teeth. But routines and habits you may not even be aware of might be part of your night as well! And these habits won’t… Read More…

sleep apnea treatment not limited to cpap; your dentist may be able to help
added on: May 1, 2014

Sleep apnea treatment is often associated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, which require patients to wear masks linked to machines that provide a constant airflow as they sleep; unfortunately, many patients are unable to adjust to CPAP and halt treatment. There are alternatives to CPAP, however. St. Joseph,… Read More…

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study links weight loss to improved sleep apnea effects
added on: March 11, 2014

Although anyone—regardless of gender, age or race—can develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), those who are overweight face an increased risk for sleep apnea and the potentially life-threatening complications that accompany it. The results of a recent study, however, suggest that moderate weight loss can help prevent the progression of sleep… Read More…

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study links sleep apnea to heart failure marker; learn how your dentist can help you restore healthy sleep
added on: October 25, 2013

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has already been linked to a heightened risk for health problems including hypertension, stroke and cardiac arrhythmia among other conditions. The findings of a recent study have also tied severe OSA to subclinical myocardial injury, which is an early indicator of heart damage. If you or… Read More…

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the importance of treating snoring and sleep apnea
added on: October 17, 2013

Chronic snoring may be more than an annoyance to your partner. It may also be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can lead to potentially life-threatening health problems. If you or a loved one suffers from loud, recurring snoring, St. Joseph, Michigan, dentist Dr. Sven Erickson can… Read More…

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