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Why do older people nap?

Most people ask, “Is it normal to nap?” “Is it good or bad?’ A sleep professional may wonder if this is a sign of sleep disrupted breathing. Napping is both beneficial and protective for the elderly by helping to protect from heart attack or strokes, but can also be...

Myths and Facts about Cavities

Dr. Anthony Butchert Below the Lifetime Dental Care team clears up the most common myths and facts about the cause of cavities. Read on below to get the details. Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities Myth. Cavity causing bacteria cause cavities, specifically...

Are Dreams Predictive of Our Heath?

We dream during both REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. The types of dreams vary between and among both in quality and quantity. Antidepressant and smoking cessation drugs increase dream intensity and can create nightmares. For people...

Another Important Reason to Visit Your Dentist

Dr. Anthony Butchert We all know the importance of visiting your dentist on a regular basis to maintain your oral health and prevent disease, but did you know that your dentist is also screening your overall health when you visit as well?  Blood Pressure...

Cavities on Baby Teeth

Dr. Anthony Butchert Dental decay otherwise known as cavities are caused by oral bacteria. There are a few specific types of oral bacteria that cause cavities, and these can be transmitted from person to person. The oral bacteria of a parent can also be transmitted...

A Lifetime of Oral Health

Dr. Anthony Butchert Most people understand that diet and exercise play a large part in keeping our bodies healthy. Besides diet and exercise practicing positive oral hygiene habits and keeping our mouths healthy go a long way in keeping our body healthy. Deficient...

Do you have bad breath?

Dr. Anthony Butchert Bad breath otherwise known as halitosis can affect anyone at one time or another. In most circumstances it is a temporary condition and due to food or beverage that was consumed prior. In other situations, bad breath becomes a chronic condition...

Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

Dr. Anthony Butchert A recent poll on Sootoday.com showed that out of 1369 people who responded, 73% voted manual toothbrush over electric. This was not a scientific poll or study, but it did show what the majority of the sootoday.com readers were using...

Snoring & High Blood Pressure

Ever Awake with a Racing Heart? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in general population. It affects 4% of men and 2% of women aged 30-65 years. It is diagnosed in the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness and an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of ≥5 on...

 

 

 

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