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Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?
About 80 million people in North America snore, and approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter?Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and cause you to snore, including allergies, drinking before bed, being overweight and having large t...
Smart Snacks for Healthy Teeth
Getting your kids to eat fruit, veggies and yogurt instead of candy, chips and ice cream might feel like pulling teeth. But it's important to encourage them to eat "smart" snacks to keep their teeth – and body – healthy.
Whether you’re transitioning your older kids to a healthier, balanced diet or just getting started with a little ones, here are some tips for healthy snacking:
Between eating, playing sports and chewing on anything from pencils to bubblegum, humans tend to put a lot of stress on our teeth. Luckily for us, each one is secured in place by the bones and tissues in our mouths.
Specifically, our teeth are anchored to the jaw by something called the alveolar bone. Never heard of it? You probably just know it by a different name. People commonly refer to this area as their tooth socket. But no matter what you call it, the alveolar bone is t...