Do you often wake up with a sore throat or a severely dry throat? Does your morning routine include treating the headache that greets you first thing in the morning? If you suffer from these symptoms on a daily basis, and often find yourself having difficulty concentrating, it could be more than just stress. These signs all indicate that your sleep is being disrupted by more than just a wary mind, but a physical problem with your breathing that can lead to dangerous levels of exhaustion without treatment. The only to know for certain if sleep apnea is interfering with your night’s sleep is to pay a visit to the experts at your local Baltimore family dentist at the state of the art practice of Spectrum Dental.
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Obstructive sleep apnea is defined simply as any episode of partial or in some cases complete blockage of the upper airways of the sinus cavity that occurs during sleep. When sleep apnea occurs, the muscles of your chest as well as your diaphragm are forced that much harder in order to open this blocked airway and bring in air into your lungs for healthy breathing. These episodes of difficult breathing can cause snoring, gasping, wheezing, snorting, and in some cases a complete spasm of the body. While you may never fully wake when episodes of sleep apnea occur, they still interfere with your sleep by disrupting the cycle of a healthy night’s rest. For this reason one of the most common and dangerous symptoms is exhaustion, which can grow to the point of putting you at risk for falling asleep at the wheel of your vehicle on your way to and from work. Sleep apnea also decreases oxygen levels to your most vital organs, and can even cause irregular heart rhythms if left without treatment from your professional Baltimore family dentist. Additional symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include depression, night sweats, forgetfulness, sexual dysfunction, trouble getting up in the morning, and even teeth grinding in younger patients. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea works to open these airways and stop obstruction during sleep. The most popular method of doing so is through the use of specially made dental appliances worn to bed every night.
For the treatment you need to get a restful night’s sleep, be sure to visit the experts at your neighborhood Baltimore family dentist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of Spectrum Dental have been proudly serving your local community for over 15 years with the latest advances in dental treatment and technology and personalized care that works to meet your unique needs. With the help of Spectrum Dental, your restless nights can be a thing of the past.
Yearly dental examinations are vital to oral health. Not only do they evaluate your overall dental health and hygiene, but these examinations can help prevent the build-up of plaque, tooth decay and gingivitis. Here at Spectrum Dental, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive and gentle dental exam that will help improve your overall dental health, as well as screen your mouth, teeth and jawbone for the presence of any existing conditions, such as oral cancer. Our Baltimore dentist aims to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.
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A complete dental exam here at Spectrum Dental can help you evaluate your current hygiene habits, the current state of your oral health, detect the presence of oral cancer and can also help clean your teeth to prevent plaque build-up and future complications. After scheduling an appointment, either of our Baltimore dentists, Dr. Collier or Dr. Dulan, will meet with you for a visit. An initial examination will help evaluate your oral health and hygiene, and either Dr. Collier or Dr. Grant will be able to better assist you in treating any present conditions. They can also provide you with the necessary advice to you need to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be. A routine dental cleaning can rid your teeth and gums of stubborn plaque to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. Additionally, either of our Baltimore dentists can perform an oral cancer screening to identify any present issues. After a thorough examination and review of your dental and medical history, our dentists can provide you with the necessary tools and advice with which to keep up with your oral health until your next visit.
Early detection is the best way to identify and prevent any serious dental conditions from developing, especially oral cancer. In the event that a condition is caught, it is best that it is diagnosed and treated as soon as possible in order to ensure the best treatment and recovery. We here at Spectrum Dental suggest having a dental exam at least once a year, along with routine cleanings and X-rays, in order to catch any conditions at their earliest. A visit with our Baltimore dentists can guarantee that your dental health is always at its best.
If you’ve been yearning for a smile you can be proud of, but don’t want a mouth full of metal, you can now have the best of both worlds. Don’t be stuck in the dark ages of orthodontics, by letting our Baltimore Invisalign Dentist at Spectrum Dental introduce you to Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign is the new method of teeth aligning that uses a series of clear trays that slowly straighten your teeth. Invisalign is completely transparent and virtually undetectable. Invisalign is removed for cleaning teeth, and eating; you never have to worry about a metallic smile or food stuck in wires. This invisible method is especially attractive to teenagers and adults who want the confidence of a clear smile, with the guarentee of stunning results.
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Our Baltimore Invisalign Dentist, Dr. Collier will work with you to personalize your perfect smile treatment. We have been providing premium dental care for over fifteen years. We believe in making our patients our central focus and priority. In addition to specializing in Invisalign orthodontics, at Spectrum Dental, our dental experts also offer dental examinations, porcelain restorations, dental implants, teeth whitening, extractions, and more.
If you have been considering Invisalign, we invite you to make an appointment with us. One of our Baltimore Invisalign Dentists with work with you personally, and figure out your specific needs. We understand our patients have busy schedules, which is why we make it easier than ever for new patients to get started. To make an appointment, simply call our office or visit out website baltimore-dentistry.com to quickly make an appointment online! Also on our website, you can find new patient forms that you can fill out before hand, to save yourself even more time on your first visit. During your first appointment, you can expecto be greeted by our friendly and professional staff, with the primary goal of making your visit pleasant and rewarding. One of our Baltimore dental specialists will evaluate your oral and dental health, take x-rays, and discuss the goals you hope to achieve for your smile. If better alligned teeth are what you are longing, we can start you on the road to a gorgeous grin. Stop simply fantasizing about the smile you’ve always wanted, and instead let our expert staff at Spectrum Dental help you make it a reality.