difference between nueromuscular mouth guards

The Difference Between a Neuromuscular Mouth and a Regular Mouth Guard

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA The American Dental Association recommends that any athlete of any age who participates in contact sports should wear a mouth guard for protection, whether it is in competition or practice. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, athletes in the Bay Area now can obtain the finest sports guards on the market by having our team of …

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Dental Problems: Why you Shouldn’t wait to see the Dentist

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Seemingly insignificant dental problems such as a chipped tooth, tender gums, or tooth sensitivity are often ignored completely or put off, leaving the problem to fester into something much more severe. Dental problems can range from an inconvenience to downright painful and debilitating. Although you might think those inconvenient instances can wait until your …

pediatric sleep apnea

Pediatric Sleep Apnea–What Every Parent Needs to Know

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Sleep apnea has become an epidemic among not only adults but children too. Used to, sleep apnea was associated with middle-aged men that were overweight. But, even children as young as two years of age can develop this sleep breathing disorder. Sleep apnea – the silent killer The surprising fact is that parents can …

Ankyloglossia Study

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA The tongue’s mobility or lack thereof has a significant impact on the growth and development of the soft and hard tissues in the mouth, nasal passages, and airways. Most commonly, the tongue is restricted due to a tongue-tie that prevents the tip of the tongue from reaching the upper palate or roof of the …

Myofunctional Therapy Study

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA For patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, there are several treatment options available today. The CPAP machine has been the standard treatment for decades, yet more people are finding relief through a custom oral appliance that requires no electricity and is completely silent, unlike a noisy CPAP machine. However, many patients have not heard …

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Sleep Apnea and your Sexual Health

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA The consequences of sleep apnea do not just include a lack of rest. In fact, did you know that men with sleep apnea also are at an increased risk of erectile dysfunction? The findings of a recent study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between erectile dysfunction and a low …

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What to do After a Tongue Tie Release

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you are an adult that is considering a tongue-tie release or just underwent the procedure, what is your “game plan?” Releasing a tongue-tie by way of a frenectomy should be considered in most cases where a tongue-tie is present, but what about after the procedure is complete? Simply releasing the tongue-tie will not …

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Myofunctional Therapy and the Tongues Role to your Health

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA The position of your tongue when at rest is a significant indicator of your health, and can affect how you look, speak, eat, and even breathe. If you have an improper oral resting position of the tongue, it may be corrected with myofunctional therapy, a series of exercises that facilitate proper tongue positioning and …

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Is your Child a Mouth Breather? Here’s how the Dentist can Help

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA When it comes to the way your child breathes, what you see or hear can be harmful. Ideally, your child’s breathing should be silent and invisible. If you can see or hear your child breathe, it may be a sign of an airway obstruction—which is one of the major causes behind a sleep breathing …

pulling teeth is not always best

Why Pulling Teeth Not Always Best

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Crooked teeth affect more than just your smile. They also can lead to malocclusion, also known as misaligned bite. There are several ways to correct these bite misalignment problems, but one of the traditional methods actually can do more harm than good over the long term. One of the traditional orthodontic treatments for malocclusion …