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10/15/2018 2:35:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Here is a video on the way dentists can treat Sleep Apnea. Oral appliances, fit by qualified dentists, are custom made.  The main purpose of the dental device is to keep the airway open during sleep, thereby preventing it from collapsing and blocking the normal flow of air during breathing.


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10/8/2018 5:57:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Patients often ask me what is my motivation for taking care of my patients. My goal is always my patients complete health--- I always ask about any chronic conditions they have or family history of chronic diseases to which they may be prone.
I was diagnosed as pre diabetic at age 28. I basically took it as phew! dogged a bullet. That was that. At age 42 I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. Now I had to take Metformin. Most people see dentists more regularly that their physicians. That is why I discuss their chronic conditions, any family conditions they are prone to but don't have yet and how important it is to keep their mouth healthy because the condition of their mouth worsen some of these conditions. That is why I made it my mission to not just treat cavities but to make my patients healthy. That is why our mission is complete health dentistry.



10/8/2018 5:29:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Bruxism/ teeth grinding puts stress on jaw muscles causing TMJ pain, earaches, headaches, clicking and popping of the TMJ.



10/8/2018 5:26:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

If you are grinding your teeth it can expose dentin which is the layer of the tooth that insulates the nerve. Dentin has channels. Once exposed bacteria can travel to the nerve and damage the nerve leading to root canals. Tooth damage caused by teeth grinding puts you at risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.



10/8/2018 5:22:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Bruxism or teeth grinding wears away the enamel and causes fractures in your teeth. In the absence of treatment these cracks will worsen, getting deeper leading to more serious fractures in your tooth.



9/25/2018 3:53:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

70% of heart attack patients have  sleep apnea
86% of obese type 2 Diabetes patients have Sleep Apnea.



9/25/2018 3:51:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Snoring can be an indicator of Sleep Apnea.



9/25/2018 3:49:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Snoring can be an indicator of a Sleep Breathing Disorder(SBD). Mre than 42 million Americans have SBD.



9/6/2018 1:38:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Treatments range from:
 Moist heat/cold packs
Stretching exercises
Avoid eating hard foods
Medication to relieve pain
Wear a splint to reduce clenching or grinding
Corrective dental treatment
Open joint surgery once jaw structures have severely deteriorated. Pls seek treatment before it deteriorates to this point.



8/21/2018 8:44:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Will your age outlast your dental health?



8/21/2018 8:43:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Your Smile Your Health Your dental team @Smiles of San Marcos



8/16/2018 7:49:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

We at Smiles Of San Marcos use recycled paper products. We recycle all empty plastic containers. We are no longer purchasing plastic straws or plastic coffee stirrers.



8/9/2018 1:45:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Injury to teeth, jaw, muscles, teeth grin ding, stress, arthritis etc. Treatment depends on cause of tmj pain.



8/9/2018 1:41:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

TMJ is the temporomandibular joint -- a hinge joint connecting your lower jaw or the mandible to the temporal bone of your skull. TMD is the disorder of the tmj.



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8/1/2018 7:54:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Perio Protect is a FDA cleared medical device for treatment and prevention of Periodontal disease.After a thorough cleaning by your hygienist perio protect trays manage biofilm--community of bacteria growing on the pockets between your teeth and gums.



7/25/2018 8:33:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Thinking about getting pregnant? Go see your dentist to make sure you don't have gum disease that can affect the birth of your baby. Periodontal disease has been linked to preterm birth and low birth weight.



7/25/2018 8:30:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Your saliva can be tested to see of you have oral pathogens that cause gum disease. This is especially important if anyone in your family lost their teeth early, or if you are at risk for diabetes, heart disease or stroke, thinking about getting pregnant.



7/25/2018 8:27:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know periodontal disease increases risk of heart disease and stroke?



7/25/2018 8:26:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know periodontal disease increases risk of cancer?



7/18/2018 3:44:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know more that 80% of US adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease?



7/18/2018 3:43:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know former Surgeon General David Satcher called periodontal disease the Silent Epidemic?



7/16/2018 5:05:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease like diabetes. It makes it harder to control blood sugar.



7/16/2018 5:03:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Periodontal disease is often a complication of diabetes.



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