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Treating Sleep Apnea May Reduce Dementia Risk

  Dementia is a serious problem affecting upwards of 5 million Americans. Dementia is defined as the loss of cognitive function by the National Institute on Aging. Some of its hallmarks include trouble thinking, reasoning, and remembering to such a degree that it prevents the affected from being able to function as they did pre-dementia. […]


Researchers Find Higher BMI in CPAP Users

  Another new study has been released about the side effects of using – or not properly using- continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and it could mean big trouble for your waistline. The study, which was published in The Annals of The American Thoracic Society found that patients who are treated with CPAP therapy, […]



Sleep Apnea Rates Increasing Among Military Personnel

  A recent study by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has revealed some startling statistics about sleep apnea, insomnia, and the United States military. It seems that rates of insomnia and sleep apnea among active-duty service members have skyrocketed in recent years (between 2005 to 2019). In fact, insomnia rates […]


Cognitive Impairment and Sleep Deprivation

There’s no denying that sleep is an important part of our lives. It can help us stay alert and productive during the day. It affects our mood, our weight, and can aid in a healthy lifestyle. When we lose sleep or simply can’t sleep, it can throw our whole system off. Sleep deprivation can cause […]


What the Lightwalker Laser Can Do For You

If you really think about it, lasers are incredible things. Using a beam of light, we can scan bar codes, remove body hair by killing it at the roots, and even treat some conditions like receding gums. But lasers can also be used to help improve some skincare issues, too. Dr. Peterson’s office uses the […]


Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble sleeping, or wake constantly throughout the night? Do you feel lethargic and tired throughout the day? Do people tell you that you snore? Do you feel depressed or have a low mood? You could be suffering from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that occurs when the affected person wakes repeatedly due […]


Preparing for Veneers

As the past year has taught us, preparation for the unexpected and the expected is key to maintaining some sense of normalcy in life. This concept applies to every area of our life – including our oral health. After all, we can’t brush our teeth without toothpaste in the house. Speaking of teeth, another area […]


Should You Try Microneedling?

Does your skin look a bit different than it used to when you were younger? Perhaps it is sagging a bit or has fine lines or wrinkles. You may even have enlarged pores, acne scars, chickenpox scars, surgery scars, or hyperpigmentation. These skin blemishes can make us feel insecure and unhappy, but there’s good news. […]


TMJ Dysfunction Symptoms Could Be Worse in Smokers

Do you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or suspect you might have this painful, sometimes debilitating condition? Do you experience frequent jaw pain, clicking and popping of the jaw, headaches, bruxism (tooth grinding), neck and backaches, or even tinnitus (ringing of the ears)? If so you could be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or as it […]


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