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Six-Month Smiles or Invisalign?

Never have there been as many options as there are now for individuals in need of cosmetic dentistry in Palm Harbor, FL. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, you can choose between Invisalign® and Six-Month Smiles®. Dr. Knellinger is here to break down your options and help you decide which is best for you and your smile. The Advantages of Invisalign® Invisalign® uses aligners to gradually straighten your teeth without the discomfort and pain that comes with traditional braces. One of the great things about Invisalign® is you can easily take off your aligners whenever you need to brush your teeth, floss, or eat. You’ll also be pleased to know that the aligners are difficult for others to see and easy for you to get used to speaking with while they’re in your mouth. In most cases, your teeth will be fully straightened after wearing your aligners for one to two years. The Advantages of Six-Month Smiles® With Six-Month Smiles® braces you can easily ...

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Overcome Sleep Apnea

Feeling tired? It may be that you’ve had a restless night’s sleep, too much stress or it could potentially be sleep apnea. This serious sleep disorder affects how you breathe during sleep. There are two different types of sleep apnea in Palm Harbor, FL; obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually the result of a blockage in the airway. Central sleep apnea results when the brain doesn’t receive signals to breathe during sleep. Both types of sleep apnea are serious conditions and can be properly treated by Drs. Knellinger, Verkler and Bou-Sliman at Knellinger Dental Excellence. Diagnosing Sleep Apnea It’s imperative to see a licensed medical sleep professional to properly diagnose sleep apnea, but there are some signs and symptoms you might want to be aware of. These include: Frequent snoring at night with pauses or breaks This is likely to be sleep apnea if the pauses or breaks are accompanied by choking or gasping. Extreme dayt ...

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