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Celebrity Smile: Lori Safar, DDS
General & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Diego, CA
General & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Diego, CA
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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?


Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a medical condition that occurs during sleep. When individuals with OSA are sleeping, the soft palate and uvula at the back of the throat relax, effectively blocking airflow. When this occurs, you stop breathing, and in turn, wake up. Although it can be difficult knowing whether or not you have OSA, if your partner regularly complains of your snoring habits, it's important to meet with a qualified medical specialist like Dr. Safar.

Following a thorough oral exam and review of your medical history, Dr. Safar can formulate a treatment plan that helps you get a restful night's sleep.

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Let's be honest; no one wants to stay any longer than they need to for a doctor's appointment. The good news is that there are certain things you can do to make sure your doctor appointment goes faster. (http://ow.ly/hrVf30n1sjY)

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Is Sleep Dentistry The Same As Sedation Dentistry?
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Not exactly. Sedation dentistry is often referred to as sleep dentistry, but patients typically aren't put to sleep. Thanks to modern anesthetics like nitrous oxide and IV sedation, it's possible to help patients relax and feel comfortable while still conscious. You may feel somewhat drowsy, but you'll be able to answer your providers questions during the entire procedure.

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How Often Should My Teeth Be Checked For Cavities?
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Cavities can arise at any time. Because of this, it's important you take preventive steps to detect problems early and before they get out of hand. Experts recommend visiting the dentist once every six months for a professional exam and cleaning. However, if you experience a toothache or pain in-between treatments, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment.

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Has it been a while since you last saw your doctor? You might need to brush up on how to better plan for your appointment. Important things you should remember are:

- Don't be afraid to ask questions
- Be honest
- Take all the info to heart and follow through on their advice

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Is A Missing Permanent Tooth That Big Of A Deal?
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Yes. If one or more of your permanent teeth were knocked out as the result of an accident or injury, it's important that you meet with a qualified cosmetic dentist as soon as possible. Believe it or not, gaps and spaces between teeth aren't just a cosmetic issue. Over time, they can lead to bone loss, bite irregularities, and difficulty chewing.

#preventivecare #oralhealth #SanDiegoCA
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Will I Need X-rays At My Dental Cleaning?
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It depends. Dr. Safar usually recommends that new patients undergo a series of oral X-rays. This allows Dr. Safar to get a comprehensive picture of your overall oral health. It can also alert Dr. Safar to potential problems that need to be addressed. That said, if you've had oral X-rays within the last six months, you won't need to undergo the procedure all over again.

#dentalcleaning #oralhygiene #SanDiegoCA
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Self-love isn’t about being selfish; instead, it’s about simply caring for yourself. Whether you’re giving yourself a compliment or choosing to do something because it makes you happy, you can find ways to actively work towards your goal. Bring these ideas into your everyday life and see if you start to feel kinder and more loving toward yourself. (http://ow.ly/oGjk30n1sjU)

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Are There Different Types of Dental Implants?
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Yes. There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal dental implants are anchored to the jawbone and are the most commonly used type of implant. Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, are anchored under the gum and above the jaw bone. Subperiosteal implants are a good option for patients with weak or damaged jaw bones.

If you are missing multiple teeth and dream of restoring your smile, dental implants may be right for you. Contact Lori Ann Safar, DDS at Celebrity Smile today to request an appointment.

#dentalimplants #cosmeticdentistry #SanDiegoCA
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