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  • In essence, dental crowns are those tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over the tooth to help restore its size, shape, and strength. It is also used to improve a tooth’s appearance. Once cemented in place, dental crowns will fully encase the tooth’s visible portion. When are den


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  • From time to time, most people clench and grind their teeth. Also known as bruxism, occasional grinding of the teeth will not really cause much harm. However, when grinding occurs on a consistent basis, the teeth can get damaged and oral health issues can arise. Causes While teet


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  •   Jaw clenching and teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is often attributed to anxiety or stress. People with bruxism may grind and clench during sleep (sleep bruxism). They can also clench their teeth while awake albeit unconsciously (awake bruxism). Sleep bruxism is cla


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  • Statistics provided by the National Sleep Foundation indicated that a staggering 90 million American adults snore sporadically while 37 million snore on a consistent basis. In essence, snoring is caused by air that’s vibrating in the upper respiratory tract. Generally, the causes


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  • Single-tooth implants are used in patients who are missing one or more teeth. A tooth implant is surgically placed in an opening in the jawbone. Once the implant attaches (integrates) to the bone, it will act as a new root for the crown. The crown is used to replace the missing t


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  • Just because something is small does not mean it is any less good. This truth applies to mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are considered the consummate alternative when the space is too narrow for a traditional implant to fit in. In most cases, mini dental implants are


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  • While not all people are not afraid of the idea of getting dental implants, many don’t consider the procedure their idea of fun either. In most cases however, this lack of enthusiasm can be attributed to many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants and dental


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  • Let’s get something straight. Just because something is mini doesn’t mean that they are any less good. This principle applies to a lot of things including mini dental implants. Those who are looking for a great alternative to traditional dental implants need not look further than


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 YOUR SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE

STOP BANG




Snoring - Has anyone ever mentioned you snore loudly?

Tired - Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the daytime?
Observation - Has anyone ever observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Blood Pressure - Have you got high blood pressure?
BMI - Are you overweight?
Age - Are you over 50 years old?
Neck - Is your neck circumference greater than 40cm?
Gender - Are you male?


GENERAL QUESTIONS


Do you feel refreshed when you wake after 7 hours sleep?

Has anyone in your family ever been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Have you been diagnosed or are you being treated for depression?
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
Do you wake often during the night to go to the bathroom?
Do you suffer with headaches upon waking?


EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCORE


For each situation listed below, circle a number from 0 to 3 that best reflects how likely you are to fall asleep. Be as realistic as you can.


0 – No chance of falling asleep 1 – Slight chance of falling asleep     2 –Good Chance of falling asleep 3 – High chance of falling asleep



Sitting and reading
Watching TV
As a passenger in a car for an hour
Lying down in the afternoon
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
In a car stopped while in traffic
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