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How to Tell if You Have Sleep Apnea

One chronic, potentially life threatening condition that can greatly affect your quality of life is sleep apnea. This is a sleep related breathing disorder that affects millions of people, characterized by pauses or lapses in breathing during sleep. With sleep apnea, a person often will awaken during the night, many times gasping for air due to a lack of oxygen that can last from a few seconds to minutes at a time. This occurs every night.

The only way to be diagnosed for sleep apnea is to have a sleep study. At Sun Valley Smile Designs, Dr. Calvert will perform a computerized airway analysis along with other advanced screening techniques to see if you are at risk for sleep apnea. A sleep study must then be performed to provide the actual diagnosis of sleep apnea. … Read More

Chronic Headaches and other Symptoms of Malocclusion

Lately, you’ve been suffering from chronic headaches. You’ve tried to figure out if it is due to stress, tension or just eye strain. The nagging headache is coupled with pain in the jaw area and an uncomfortable bite that disturbs you every now and then. A visit to your Ketchum dentist confirms that your headaches are caused by malocclusion or poor bite.

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