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The Solution To A Gummy Smile

  How do you feel when you smile? Are you proud of your glistening white teeth, straight teeth? Do people compliment your megawatt grin? Or are you insecure about revealing your teeth because your gums are too visible, making your teeth look shorter or uneven, even if they’re not? It’s called a “gummy smile”, and […]

Is it TMJ or TMD?

Have you ever talked to someone with a sore jaw, or had one yourself? Maybe you’ve been told things like “it must be TMJ” or “I have TMJ.” The truth is, we all have TMJ, or as it is more properly identified, a TMJ. You see, TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, the joint which […]

Why Sleep Matters

Have you ever tossed and turned at night, staring at the clock, watching time seemingly never end. You are acutely aware of the time, and with every passing second you know tomorrow morning is going to be even harder? Well, that’s what life can be like if you have insomnia or sleep apnea.  Unfortunately, not […]

CPAP Recall Update

For those who use a Phillips brand CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy machine, the news of a recall in 2021 came as a shock. While not all Phillips models were recalled, many of their more popular CPAP machines were recalled due to a foam used inside the machine that could cause cancer or respiratory […]

When Should You Floss?

If you’ve been to Dr. Peterson, you likely already know the proper ways to take care of your oral health. Brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, use mouthwash, and if you want to take it that extra mile, scrape your tongue. But the fact is, many people skip an important step: […]

What is Gestational Sleep Apnea?

Pregnancy can really take its toll on the body. From gestational diabetes to pregnancy gingivitis, there are many conditions that spring up during pregnancy that affect both mother and baby, but thankfully usually go away post-birth. One such condition is a lesser-known condition called gestational sleep apnea.  While it is unclear what causes gestational sleep […]

Antidepressant May Someday Treat Sleep Apnea

For the millions of people prescribed CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy for their obstructive sleep apnea, many no doubt wish there were an easier way to get treatment. Between the CPAP machine recall that is still unresolved to the fact that even those CPAP machines that weren’t recalled can be awkward and uncomfortable, CPAP […]

OSA Linked To More Illnesses

You’ve got a lot on your plate. What with work, family, and social obligations, it can be a lot for anyone to handle. Couple that with illnesses like cancer, dementia, or heart disease, and it can be disastrous. Couple that with not sleeping, and it can be even worse. Now, a new study has found […]

Smile Facts To Make You Happy

When we are born, we are born with natural gifts that carry us through life. Some of us are born with the ability to be great athletes, and excel at every sport we try. Others of us are gifted in academics, and can solve even the most complex math problems. Some are even great at […]

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