Sleep Apnea Neck Sweat – What Does This Mean?

If you’ve ever woken up with a neck that was dripping in sweat, you may be living with sleep apnea. Studies have shown that night sweats occur in individuals with untreated sleep apnea three times more than the general population. During sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery – Recovery Time and Side Effects

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can lead to loud snoring and feelings of exhaustion even after a full night’s sleep. Maxillomandibular advancement is a type of surgery that is designed to help patients living with severe sleep apnea. It moves the... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Exercises to Help You Sleep Easier at Night

A sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly is known as sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, you should know that there are several exercises that you can perform to help you sleep easier at night. Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend the following... Read more »

Sleep Apnea as a Child or Baby – Is This Possible?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder among the adult population. It occurs when breathing is briefly interrupted when someone is asleep. Believe it or not, sleep apnea may also arise in children. If your child snores, frequently tosses and turns in bed, has night sweats, or shows long pauses... Read more »

Should My Child Get a Palate Expander Before Their 6 Year Molars Come In?

What is a Palate Expander? Growing into adulthood some share stories of the orthodontic treatment that was given to them in their earlier years. With this, may spring the stories of a “palate expander.” You either know what this is because you have personally experienced life with a palate expander... Read more »

Should I Worry What to Eat During Thanksgiving with My Temporary Crown?

Permanent crowns are great for restoring teeth when a cavity may be too large for a filling. The added bonus of a permanent crown is that they look great! However, the drawback is that it may take some time for a permanent crown to be made in order to fit... Read more »

Should I Go to a Dentist for Glo or Buy the Kit Online?

Are you hoping to achieve a whiter, brighter smile? If you’re concerned about your discolored teeth and searching for a way to whiten them, you may be tempted to search the internet for that perfect at-home whitening kit. After all, there are thousands of websites that sell them. While some... Read more »

Should I Chew with the Front or Back Teeth?

Chewing your food is crucial. It can help you avoid choking when you swallow and ensure you safely digest your meals. Believe it or not, there is a proper way to chew. First and foremost, when you are chewing, take your time. It takes about 25 minutes for your hormones... Read more »

Pros and Cons for Invisalign for Adults

Most people are familiar with Invisalign. It’s the discreet and comfortable way for patients of all ages, including adults to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles. If you are an adult who is bothered by an overbite, crooked teeth, spacing issues, and any other orthodontic issue, Invisalign may be a... Read more »

Oil Pulling – Is Coconut Oil a Good Replace for Mouthwash?

An ancient folk remedy that is supposed to whiten teeth, freshen breath, and significantly improve oral health is known as oil pulling. Oil pulling was widely practiced when brushing and flossing was not a part of everyday life. Believe it or not, the toothbrush was not invented until the last... Read more »