Oral Health

Night Guards

If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines because of involuntary nighttime teeth clenching, let My North Atlanta Dentist help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin, transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.  Night guards have also proven to be an effective remedy for patients who are suffering from the effects of grinding and clenching their teeth while sleeping.

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Oral Cancer Screening with VELscope

Our dentist recommends regular oral cancer screenings for high-risk patients to ensure the earliest diagnosis and the highest chances of survival possible. VELscope is a revolutionary tool used to detect signs of oral cancer. It works by emitting a light onto your oral tissue, revealing color-based representations of abnormalities invisible to the naked eye. The VELscope is renowned for its ability to detect oral abnormalities and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sleep Apnea

Struggling with snoring and sleeplessness? Call your dentist. Snoring and sleep disturbances are often signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and your oral health could be to blame. The condition causes repeated breathing interruptions throughout the night; the pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 or more times per hour. They happen because the airway is obstructed.

The first sign of sleep apnea is often tooth grinding (bruxism). Dentists look for worn tooth surfaces, a sign that a patient grinds his or her teeth. Grinding is just one oral health sign of sleep apnea. A small jaw, a tongue with scalloped edges or redness in the throat (caused by snoring a lot, which is another symptom of sleep apnea) are also signs.

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