added on: November 26, 2018

Over the past few decades, researchers have learned that the quality of one’s sleep has a great deal to do with overall health. Once thought that the brain was dormant while sleeping, it is now known that the brain is very active, especially during REM sleep. REM is an acronym… Read More…


added on: October 31, 2018

Sleep loss, even sporadically – such as from jet lag, or regular sleep disruptions experienced by shift workers – have been associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels… Read More…


added on: September 5, 2018

For many people who snore heavily or have sleep apnea, an oft-prescribed remedy is a C-PAP device. Although effective and deemed the “industry gold standard” for restoring restful sleep, these devices are so encumbering that consistent use is not always the norm. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2018

When a friend learned that what she was eating was leading to skin rashes, she was puzzled by the connection. Yet, researchers are now connecting the dots between just how closely one system in the body influences the others. A particular connection that is moving front-&-center is the connection between… Read More…


added on: June 19, 2018

A friend who is an Internist recently shared a conversation she had with a mid-50’s patient. The patient asked for sleeping pills because he felt his quality of sleep had declined, leaving him dragging throughout the day. Wisely, the doctor asked a questions first and learned that the patient had… Read More…


added on: February 22, 2018

On March 11th, we’ll again ‘Spring Forward.’ Essentially, that takes away the hour we added back in after we ‘Fall Back’ each November. Losing an hour’s time, on any day, can take its toll, especially when it impacts normal sleep schedules. According to a study published by The New England… Read More…


added on: February 19, 2018

It makes sense that bacteria grow in environments that are warm, moist and dark. We learned this in high school science classes. ‘Warm, moist and dark’ pretty much describes the ‘oral cavity’ (which includes the teeth, soft gum tissues, palate and tongue). So, it may seem odd that a ‘dry… Read More…


added on: February 12, 2018

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! While your choice of dental offices is important for all family members, our young patients have a partiular ‘leg up’ when it comes to healthy smiles that integrate with their overall health. We encourage early care visits, by the time your children reaches… Read More…


added on: January 9, 2018

While most of us realize that having straight teeth is an advantage to one’s appearance, an often-overlooked advantage is that of improved oral health. When teeth are in proper alignment, brushing and flossing can clean those tough-to-reach nooks and tight angles. This helps to keep oral bacteria to a minimum,… Read More…


added on: October 31, 2017

Do you snore? If so, it can be a disruption to your quality of sleep, an embarrassment or even a wedge between sharing a bed with your mate. An estimated 90 million adults in the U.S. snore, which is a problem that’s common across all age groups and affects males… Read More…


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