Do you know what is Sleep Apnea?

What is sleep Apnea

The Greek word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” 

Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep.

There are three types of sleep apnea.

  1. Obstructive 
  2. Central 
  3. Mixed

Obstructive Apnea is the most common. 

Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. 

In most cases the sleeper is unaware of these breath stoppages because they don’t trigger a full awakening.

If you feel you don’t rest well at night, your partner tells you that you snore during the night.

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National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month

Help prevent serious, painful facial injuries while practicing your favorite sport

Safety tips that can help you, have a better experience while practicing your favorite sport.

1. Mouth Guards are a Must. 

Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and dentists and dental specialists can make customized mouth guards that hold teeth in place and allow for normal speech and breathing.

2. Helmets are always Helpful.  

Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head.

3. Have 20/20 Vision with Protective Eyewear.  

Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports.

4. Face Shields Save Skin…and more.

  Hockey pucks, footballs and racquetballs can cause severe facial damage at any age.

5. Cheer and Shout Out Your Support for Mandatory Protective Gear. 

 Athletes who participate in football, hockey and boxing are required to wear mouth guards. If mouth guards have been proven to significantly decrease the risk of oral injuries, why is it not mandatory in every sport for kids to wear them?

If you practice any recreational sport  and you don’t have a Mouth Guard.  Contact us HERE  and spread the word.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April Oral Cancer Awareness Month

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and a good time for dental professionals to consider their role in screening head and neck cancers and making referrals when appropriate.

Don’t hesitate in to make your appointment today for your oral examination.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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Dr. Ricardo Peralta DDS

Dr. Ricardo Peralta

Dr. Ricardo Peralta comes from a family of dentists (Mother and Brother).  He started his dental career at the age of 16, where he was an assistant at his mother’s dental practice. As a result, Dr. Peralta followed her mother footsteps and he graduated from Dental School in 2010.  

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Donna Miller

Donna Miller

Office Manager

Donna has been in the Dental field both front and back office and has a thorough knowledge of procedures and insurance.

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Amber D. Riley

Amber D. Riley RDH, MS

Registered Dental Hygienist

A native of Dayton, OH. Amber began practicing Dental Hygiene  in 1998 as a graduate of Sinclair College; she completed her bachelors degree at Wright State University and Masters at Boston University.

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Makiz Asmatyar

Makiz Asmatyar

Registered Dental Hygienist

Makiz is very passionate and excited about dentistry and is always looking forward to implementing all the latest technologies into the practice.

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Patricia “Trish” Peterson

Patricia Peterson

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Dental Hygienist

Trish has been in the Dental field for over 30 years. She was born in Lima, Peru and spent two years in Dental School in her native country. When she and her family moved to the US in 1985, she continued her path in Dentistry working 10 years as a

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