Could Snoring Signal a More Serious Condition?
Does your partner complain about your incessant snoring? While this could be nothing serious, there are also times when it may be associated with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is caused when your airways narrow while sleeping. As a result, your body is not able to receive the oxygen that it requires. Not only will this disrupt sleeping patterns, but other serious illnesses such as heart attack, stroke and obesity may occur. Let's also remember that constant tiredness can disrupt your everyday life, leading to accidents at home, at work, and when you drive. You may even begin to suffer from emotional problems such as anxiety and irritability.

However, it is possible for a dentist to fashion mouthpieces that can help your airways remain open throughout the night. We should nonetheless mention that an in-home sleep test represents the first step towards solving any problems that you may be having. 

Once it has been confirmed or denied that you have sleep apnoea, the appropriate steps can be taken. Obstructive sleep apnoea is no laughing matter and it should be taken seriously. If you feel constantly tired or if you are a known snorer, it is always a good idea to take an at-home test so that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy.

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How to Care for Baby's Teeth
It's never too early to care for baby's teeth:

- Baby's gums can be cleaned with a damp washcloth to remove bacteria.
- As soon as their first tooth comes through it can be cleaned with toothpaste for babies and you can start taking them to the dentist.
- You can also request a fluoride supplement if your local water supply isn't fortified.
- Avoid sugary snacks and drinks before bedtime.

"Flouride helps to strengthen the tooth enamel so that it becomes resistant to harmful bacteria and acids and thus prevents tooth decay."

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How Can Cosmetic Dental Treatments Benefit You?
Cosmetic dental procedures are always in demand due to the multiple benefits they offer. Here are some of the most popular treatments and their advantages.

Key takeaways:

- Dental veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, deeply discoloured or uneven teeth.
- Braces and aligners can straighten your teeth and are usually inexpensive.
- Professional teeth whitening is a safe way to brighten and whiten your smile.

What's more, the treatments described above are painless, so not give them a try to see how much they can improve the appearance of your smile?

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Dealing With Dental Emergencies
There are some dental emergencies that can be treated at home. However, you are still required to see the dentist for professional treatment. 

Key takeaways:

- A severe toothache is a common dental emergency; talk to a dentist immediately.
- Excessive bleeding is usually caused by a deep wound, so seek professional help immediately.
- For foreign objects stuck in your teeth, try gently dislodging them by flossing. A dentist should otherwise remove it (but this is not an emergency). 
- You may occasionally bite your tongue or lip. Gently cleanse the area with water then apply cold compresses.
- If your filling is broken, simply buy a temporary filling and take some pain reliever. Make an appointment with your dentist. 

An over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen can help before you can see the dentist. Ask your dentist for an after-hours phone number.

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