The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe
The Dangers of Losing Sleep
A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the devastating effects long and short term sleep loss can have on your body and mind. The article sites research from multiple sources, including the SLEEP journal, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkley, and...
We have five new videos up on YouTube! One video is an introduction to the practice and the three dentists. The other four videos are patient testimonials about different dental services we provide, including Invisalign, veneers, and sleep apnea oral appliances. All the patients were great behind the camera and...Read More
Several recent research studies have reported a link between chronic periodontal disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Both conditions are relatively common and are associated with a systemic inflammatory response. One large, population based study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that between 77% and 79% of subjects with...Read More
I wanted to use this post to introduce Sharecare, which is an information sharing site. Users post healthcare questions and experts in that field answer the questions. Since we treat a significant number of patients with oral appliances, I thought this particular question on memory and sleep was interesting.
This blog post is meant to provide an example of how a typical patient with sleep apnea who wants an oral appliance goes through the process. I will call this patient "Jane." Typically our sleep apnea patients are referred to see us by their sleep physician, general physician, a friend, through...Read More