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Snoring and sleep apnea treatments available for patients in Turlock
Patients with chronic snoring and conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea will need to work with their Turlock, CA area doctor to find a solution to help open the airways and improve sleep quality. Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring can be detrimental to one’s daily life because it can contribute to daytime fatigue. But did you know that your dentist can also help?

Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring

In most cases, snoring is often linked with obstructive sleep apnea – but not always. In situations such as this, most primary care physicians will recommend CPAP therapy. This is a specialized device that is worn like a mask over the nose and mouth during sleep that maintains open airways that are often blocked for those with obstructive sleep apnea. However, compliance with this treatment is low. CPAP masks can be uncomfortable to wear, obstructive to one’s sleep, and can also be difficult to travel with. Instead, the treatment options often recommended to the patients of Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud is t oral appliance therapy.

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Curbing Fluoride Exposure with an IAOMT Dentist
You would probably be surprised when you hear from your IAOMT dentist that fluoride is not essential for growth and development, although it is constantly touted as an essential element especially in dental products such as toothpastes. Research studies today raise concerns about the connection between fluoride and neurotoxicity, developmental and reproductive effects, bone fractures and bone cancer, among others.

Before the mid-1940s, fluoride was not largely used for dental purposes. Despite several warnings about the dangers of fluoride, it was used in the artificial fluoridation of water. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, fluoridated toothpastes had been introduced and they became extremely popular during this period. Over the next decade, the large majority of toothpastes that were commercially available possessed fluoride content. In more recent times, there has been an emergence of a range of other fluoridated dental products.

It is important for you to understand that fluoride from oral products that you use at home also builds up and contributes to your overall exposure levels. On a daily basis, many of us use toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss that contain fluoride. Even accidentally swallowing any of the above, especially by your little ones, can cause a dangerous rise in the level of fluoride in the body.

Talk to your IAOMT dentist about how you can curb your fluoride exposure and seek his or her advice on alternative fluoride-free oral health products.

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Dr. Ramsin Davoud
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1840 N. Olive Ave ste #2 Turlock, CA 95382