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5 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects millions of adults in Canada, yet most of these cases and other sleep disorders go undiagnosed. Many people don’t realise that untreated sleep apnea can lead to health problems and other severe consequences. Although the primary characteristic of sleep apnea is frequent pauses in breathing while asleep, there are actually three different types of sleep apnea: CSA or central sleep apnea: where the pauses are caused by failure of the brain to instruct the respiratory system to breath. OSA or obstructive sleep apnea: where the interruptions in breathing are due to a physical blockage in the airways, such as collapse of the throat and tongue tissues into the airway. Complex or mixed sleep apnea: the combined effects of CSA and OSA. About 85 percent of sleep apnea cases involve OSA, while CSA accounts for less than 1 percent. Regardless of the form, the poor breathing patterns—sometimes up…


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What Are Porcelain Veneers And How Do They Work?

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Porcelain veneers refer to thin slices of tooth-coloured material that are custom-made for bonding on the front of damaged or discoloured teeth to make them look healthy again. They are a popular cosmetic treatment to improve the colour, size, shape, or length of your teeth. They’re typically used to fix: Discoloured teeth: your dentist can recommend porcelain veneers to cover up teeth stains caused by medications such as tetracycline, or discolouration due to excess fluoride. They can also be used to conceal large resin fillings or root canal therapy. Worn down teeth: to improve their size and shape. Chipped or broken teeth: to improve your smile. Teeth with spaces between them: to eliminate gaps between teeth that may cause shifting. Minor cases of uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth: to fix teeth with bulges or craters in them for a smile makeover What to Expect Porcelain veneer placement is usually…


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