Articles posted by Tarun Agarwal

“You’re Snoring Again! Turn Over!”

How many times has your sleep partner said this to you in the middle of the night?  How many times has your snoring woken you up on its own? You probably know it already, but snoring can be a key symptom of sleep apnea, a life-threatening condition in which you stop breathing while you sleep! 

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You Have Options For Sleep Apnea Treatment!

Sleep Apnea is a troublesome condition.  It interrupts your rest, makes you feel miserable, and ultimately threatens your life. And you aren’t the only one affected by it. Your sleep partner wakes up to your snoring and lies there counting the seconds until you breath again. Your job suffers because you are sleepy all day

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What Can I Expect from a Sleep Study?

“Sleep Study” Maybe those words make you think of a large, sterile room with a window on one side for people to watch you, or beeping machines and people coming and going all day and night. None of this would be very relaxing, which conflicts with the whole purpose of the sleep study. Sleep labs

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Does Whitening Damage My Teeth?

This is probably the most frequently asked question that we get about whitening. The short answer is simply, “No, whitening treatment won’t damage your teeth.” In fact, in-office and take-home whitening are both safe, ADA approved procedures (over the counter products are not.) But there’s more to it than just the short answer. You may

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Bridge and implants

What’s The Difference Between a Bridge and Implants

“What’s the Difference Between a Bridge and Implants?” Difference between Bridge and Implants. Missing teeth affect more than just your smile. Your bone density and alignment of surrounding teeth are also at risk. If you are contemplating having a restoration rather than dentures, there are two options you can choose from at Raleigh Dental Arts:

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Why Can’t You Just Give Me A Sleep Appliance?

At your last dental exam, your dentist mentioned to you that the wear on your teeth appears to be from night grinding, or bruxism.  You discussed the possibility of sleep apnea and how much you snore. Maybe he even told you about the new sleep appliances that can help with sleep apnea. But rather than

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As if That Isn’t Bad Enough…

You might think that you get enough sleep, and you can manage. Not everyone thinks they can sleep with a C-Pap mask on their face or a dental appliance on their teeth. But have you considered all the health issues you have that are linked to your sleep apnea? Grinding your teeth Overwhelming urge to

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How Do I Know If I Might Have Sleep Apnea?

Last night, you went to bed at a reasonable time. When you wake up, the clock says you got a full 8 hours of sleep, but you are still exhausted. You have a raging headache most mornings. In fact, you don’t remember the last time you woke up feeling refreshed. Sitting down to drink your

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