Family Dental Care Center, Elizabeth S. Morris, DDS

Oxon Hill Family Dentist Introduces New Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

LogoDr. Elizabeth S. Morris of the Family Dental Care Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland is pleased to now provide the latest treatments available for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring that can indicate and even cause more severe problems in a person's overall health over time if left untreated. OSA occurs when a person's soft tissue in the mouth and throat repeatedly collapse during sleep, blocking the passages necessary for regular respiration. These collapses result in cessation of breathing, which last normally between 10 and 30 seconds, but can endure for one minute or longer, possibly occurring hundreds of times over the course of one night.

Family Dental Care Center of Maryland Provides Care for Dry Mouth Sufferers

LogoFamily Dental Care Center of Oxon Hill, Maryland has provided a breakdown of basic signs and symptoms of Dry Mouth, or xerostomia (ZEER-oh-STOH-mee-ah), clearing the way for sufferers to identify the causes and effects of the disorder and how to address its treatment. Dry mouth, on the surface, is just that - the chronic feeling that the mouth isn’t producing enough saliva. The person with dry mouth will feel a parched sensation in the mouth, on the tongue and across the hard and soft palette sections of the mouth and throat. Many people can experience dry mouth occasions, whether caused by stress, dehydration or nervous response. These occasions can be addressed easily and directly by hydrating the mouth and body properly. However, some people suffer from this type of dryness constantly. When this is the case, dry mouth is indicative of a range of more severe complications, diseases and conditions.