How Can I Manage Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be more than simply a nuisance for you or your partner, and when left untreated, this common condition can severely impact your overall health. In addition to snoring and gasping for air, common symptoms of sleep apnea may include cognitive impairment, memory loss, a compromised immune system, anxiety, stress, and loss of motor skills. Sleep apnea can... read more »

How Is Alzheimer’s Connected to Sleep Issues?

According to new research, poor quality of sleep can increase a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This is because when you don’t get enough sleep – due to constant interruptions – the protein known as beta-amyloid builds up in the body and further disrupts your ability to sleep. This buildup is what doctors believe destroys brain cells and, ultimately,... read more »

How Can Your Body Posture While Sleeping Affect Your Health?

Did you know that the position in which you sleep can impact your long-term brain health? A recent study suggests that your sleeping posture can affect how well your brain is able to eliminate waste. Since buildup of this waste can influence poor sleep quality, which in turn increases your risk of developing neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s,... read more »

What Are the Side Effects Of Sedation Dentistry?

At Aesthetic Dental Care, we offer two different types of sedation to help our patients feel more comfortable. One option is oral conscious sedation, which utilizes a small pill taken by mouth an hour before your visit. A second option is IV sedation, which is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure your safety throughout the procedure. These sedation dentistry... read more »

What Types of Sedation Are Used At The Dentist?

If you put off going to the dentist due to anxiety, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are affected by dental phobia each year and many suffer health consequences as a result. At Aesthetic Dental Care, we can use state-of-the-art techniques to prevent dental phobia from coming in between you and a healthy smile. One of the ways we... read more »

New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist Explains How Less Sleep Can Impact Health

Dr. Jerry Strauss discusses recent research studies that detail how sleep deficiency, potentially caused by conditions such as sleep apnea, can lead to serious health repercussions. Fairfield, NJ – For over 20 years, New Jersey cosmetic dentist Jerry Strauss, DMD has educated his patients on how lack of sleep can negatively influence their health. His practice, Aesthetic Dental Care of... read more »

Sleep Apnea May Increase Your Chances of Getting Pneumonia

Normally people would not describe sleep apnea as being dangerous. However, if you were to consult a doctor, they’d tell you that sleep apnea could be a predecessor of more serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions. Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing during sleep and oxygen is cut off from your brain. It can also lead to severe health... read more »

Did You Know Insomnia May Increase Your Risk for Stroke?

When you think about improving your health, what do you think about? Typically, people only focus on their diet and exercise routines and don’t think about their sleeping habits. There are millions of people who aren’t getting enough sleep, and it can significantly impact their health. People who can’t fall asleep may be suffering from a common sleep disorder known... read more »

Could Sleep Apnea Be the Cause of Your Diabetes?

It has been shown that not getting enough sleep, as well as sleep disturbances throughout the night, are directly linked to the development of metabolic disease–specifically, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Recognizing this dangerous connection, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jerry Strauss, emphasizes the importance of identifying those at risk, which includes people who suffer from sleep apnea. Those with sleep... read more »