Obstructive Sleep Apnea | Manhattan Beach, CA

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This occurs when there are repeated episodes of complete or partial blockage of the upper airway during sleep. While this occurs, the diaphragm and chest muscles work harder to open the obstructed airway and pull air into the lungs. This can reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregular heart rhythms.

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea include:
Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
Dry Mouth or Sore Throat
Headaches in the morning
Night Sweats
Restlessness during sleep
Snoring

Sleep Apnea is more common in men than in woman. In order to diagnose sleep apnea, your doctor will perform a physical exam and take a medical and sleep history. The doctor may ask individuals who live with you about your sleeping habits. You may also be asked to perform a sleep test called a polysomnogram or PSG. This will be performed in a sleep lab and will be supervised by a trained technologist.

Once he study is completed and you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, you will be treated in a multitude of ways. You may consult with your dentist to try some dental techniques to help your airways at night.

For more information on how your dentist can help you with your sleep apnea, call Dr. Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-546-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.

Dr. Yamada also proudly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.

How to Have a Guilt Free Christmas | Manhattan Beach Dentist

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As the Holiday Season finally approaches, we find ourselves in a period of excess. That means more fat, sugar, alcohol, and money. While these are all generally things that make up happier, the end result is usually more of a guilt trip down memory lane of all of the foods you shouldn’t have eaten and things you shouldn’t have bought. On top of that, all of the fat, sugar, and alcohol have also done some damage to your teeth. With that, here are some things you should keep in mind to keep your holiday guilt free!

Avoid Grazing!

One of the most common issues we all have during the holidays is our need to be constantly eating something. We can’t help it though right? There are treats EVERYWHERE. With that, you should be aware of the food throughout the day, and try to pace yourself. It will save you the guilt, decay, and unnecessary calories.

It’s okay to Overindulge.

While we are talking about keeping it together this Christmas, overindulging for ONE day won’t kill you. There is so much temptation around this time of year, and it’s bad enough to indulge and then feel guilty. So don’t. Give yourself a day out of the week to eat what you want. Just make sure to brush, floss, and clean when you’re done!

For more information on how Dr. Anthony Yamada and his staff of skilled professionals can assist you call his office in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-546-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.

Dr. Anthony Yamada also proudly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redonda Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.