The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  Sleep apnea is becoming more prevalent among adults and has been linked to other health-related issues such as diabetes. Sleep apnea is when a person momentarily stops breathing due to lack of adequate airflow while sleeping, which often results in loud snoring or gasping for air. When this disruption of deep sleep occurs, it causes the person’s health to suffer. A proper amount of sleep is important for our bodies. Deep sleep allows the body and mind to rest and rejuvenate for the day ahead. When inadequate sleep occurs, it robs the body of the …

The Stages of Migraine Headaches and How to get out of Pain

Miami and Coral Gables, FL If you suffer from migraine headaches, then you know just how debilitating they can be. It is estimated that nearly 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, and many of these people are only masking their pain with medication. Unfortunately, many primary care physicians misdiagnose these chronic headaches as something else, which is why the frequency of the pain reoccurs. If this sounds like you, the problem could be something more severe such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Here are the four stages of migraine headaches and how you can stop the pain. If you …

Long Term TMJ Treatment-Should a Bite Splint be your Only Option

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ for short, is one of the most complex problems for any patient to face. Diagnosing and treating the disorder falls under the classification of a specialization of the dental field, known as neuromuscular dentistry. At Miami Designer Smiles, we employ state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that aids us in the treatment of TMJ. TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joint enters a state of dysfunction, most commonly due to a problem with the alignment of your bite or jaw. Once the bite becomes negatively altered, only a neuromuscular dentist can bring it back …

Tips on Sleeping Better

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Sleep is a necessary part of life as it allows our minds and bodies to rest and rejuvenate. If only there were more hours in the day, maybe we would not feel the need to sacrifice sleep to accomplish everything on our to-do lists. How much sleep are you getting each night? Wish you could get more? Here are some tips for a healthier nights’ sleep. Power hours Studies have shown that children need at least 9 to 12 hours, teenagers 8 to 10 hours, and adults 7 to 9 hours of restorative sleep each …

Migraine Relief from Dentist

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Migraine sufferers know all too well the pain that these headaches, as well as the disruption to daily life, can cause when a migraine headache occurs. What causes migraine headaches? They can be triggered by a variety of factors. One of the most overlooked migraine causes is a cranial-dental imbalance. If the cranial bones and sutures become distorted, then pressure changes lead to migraine pain, as well as other symptoms such as nausea or vomiting. These pressure changes can occur from an arriving weather front or when ascending or descending in an airplane.  A qualified …