Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder than can interfere with your sleep. Your airwaves may become blocked while you sleep, offsetting your sleep-wake cycle and causing health problems. Fortunately, Dr. Stewart can help relieve your sleep problems by providing personal service to you and adjusting his treatments to solve your needs. Here’s one testimonial from… Read more »
If you’re one of the approximately 18 million people that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you might have already seen a doctor for treatment. OSA occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat obstruct breathing to prevent continuous airflow during sleep. “Apnea” means a cessation of breathing. This interruption in breathing… Read more »
Approximately 10-20% of middle-aged Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. Stewart is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has extensive training in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. On this blog, we’ve covered the negative effects of sleep disorders, and you may already know that people with sleep apnea… Read more »
Dr. James Stewart has many years of experience helping patients overcome sleep apnea and sleeping disorders, but how exactly does he do it? How do dentists treat patients with sleep apnea? Theoretically, you should visit your dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. This means that you may see your dentist more frequently… Read more »
Are you getting the sleep you need every night? If not, you’re not alone. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 40 million people in America suffer from sleep disorders, and 60 percent of adults have sleepless nights at least a few times every week. More than 40 percent of adults experience daytime exhaustion… Read more »
Even celebrities and athletes aren’t perfect. People in the spotlight get sick, go grocery shopping, and walk their dogs just like us. Some even snore, and Shaquille O’Neal is one of those snorers. If you, like Shaq, snore, or if you sleep with someone who does, you know how annoying and frustrating the habit can… Read more »
Do you have wake up several times during the night and have a hard time failing back asleep? Does this leave you feeling groggy and out of it during the day. Maybe you snore when you finally do fall asleep. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possible you have sleep apnea.
I’m Dr. James Stewart, and I treat sleep apnea patients right here at my office in Livonia, Michigan. Sleep apnea is a medical sleep disorder that occurs when soft tissues in the throat or mouth block free airflow while you sleep. This causes you to take in too little oxygen to support normal breathing. If breathing stops for more than 10 seconds, your body will wake you to reinitiate normal breathing. This interrupts your sleep cycle and deprives you of the sleep needed to fully refuel and rejuvenate your body.
Bad breath is clinically known as halitosis. While it can come from the stomach, most often halitosis is the result of bacterial waste products in the mouth. Bacteria are alive, and you have over 600 types of the little critters in your mouth at any given time. Certain types of bacteria emit a smelly sulfur compound in plaque. The best way to beat this type of halitosis is to keep your mouth clean.
A human tooth has layers. The white part we see is the enamel, and a layer of sensitive dentin is underneath. Then, the inner core is a canal that houses the tooth’s root, or nerve. The root brings nutrients to the tooth and removes waste. If the root is compromised by a deep cavity or fracture, it can become infected — and ultimately, it will die. The infection builds, creating painful pressure from within the tooth. Root canal treatment is a procedure in which I remove the internal infection and place a man-made substance in the tooth’s canal. The tooth is then crowned, and it can remain in place indefinitely if it stays healthy.
For a few months now, this blog has been dedicated to dental sleep medicine. We’re shifting gears a bit because I’m more than a sleep apnea doctor. I’m an established general dentist who provides state-of-the-art dental care for families from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding communities. My team and I offer checkups and cleanings,… Read more »