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When Sleep Apnea Goes Untreated

What is Sleep Apnea? According to Mayo Clinic, sleep apnea is defined as “a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.” Throughout the night, sleep apnea can cause loud snoring and frequent episodes of waking up and gasping for air. Sufferers may experience daytime symptoms ranging from fatigue and poor concentration…

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Reasons for A Denture Reline

A denture reline involves adjusting a removable denture so that it fits better and more comfortably on the gums. For traditional denture wearers (those not secured by dental implants), a denture reline is almost always required at some point in time. In fact, it is recommended that you have your denture relined every two years….

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When Tooth Removal Is Necessary

While it is true that modern dentistry has delivered profound advancements in restoring damaged teeth, there are still times in which a tooth extraction is necessary. At Muccioli Dental, the decision to remove a natural tooth is never taken lightly. However, it may be the best way to guard your overall smile, eliminate your pain…

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What’s Causing Your TMD Symptoms?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also called TMD, affects the jaw joint (TMJ) as well as its surrounding muscles and nerves.  The TMJ is an intricate system that has daily demands. It is the TMJ that allows you to open and close your mouth, which means you can’t chew your food or speak comfortably if this joint…

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What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a specialist in the field of dentistry. Much like an orthodontist or endodontist, a prosthodontist has received additional training beyond the requirements of a general dentist. Prosthodontists are considered specialists in restorative procedures, such as those that improve imperfect teeth as well as treatments that involve replacing missing teeth. A prosthodontist is…

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Oral Cancer: Don’t Miss The Signs

Each year doctors report millions of medical cases that were caught late because patients failed to recognize early signs and symptoms. With so many allergies, intolerances, conditions, and diseases identified, it is often hard for people to keep up with what ails them – and if the symptoms that they experience are even “real.” It…

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The Effects of Diabetes on Your Teeth

For the millions of Americans with diabetes, being proactive to take care of themselves is critical to their long-term health. Diabetics are at increased risk for developing serious dental problems. A component of diabetes is a reduction in blood flow. Because of the reduced flow of blood, toxins can cluster and build up and make…

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