What is a Sleep Dentist?

If you’re in the early stages of getting screened for sleep apnea, it can be helpful to know which type of medical or dental providers can help. Although most people are familiar with sleep physicians and pulmonologists, there’s another professional who can help to treat obstructive sleep apnea at its source: a sleep dentist. Training…

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Oral Signs and Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders

Snoring isn’t the only sign that you could possibly have a sleeping disorder. Your mouth may actually reveal other symptoms you didn’t know about. Even though you think about sleeping disorders (such as obstructive sleep apnea) as interfering with your energy level or causing headaches, it can also take a toll on your body. Your…

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Home Testing for Sleep Apnea

Think you may have a sleeping disorder? If you’re exhibiting symptoms of snoring, constant fatigue, or high blood pressure, there’s a chance that sleep disordered breathing could be playing a role. You want to get checked for sleep apnea, but you’re hesitant about going into an overnight lab and having a doctor watch you while…

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What is Bruxism and is it Linked to Sleep Apnea?

Bruxism is the term we use to describe chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Chances are if you have bruxism habits, you’ll notice other symptoms like: Headaches TMJ issues Jaw pain Worn or chipped teeth Broken dental work But did you know that bruxism is also linked to sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea? If you wake…

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I Snore. Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Snoring can be a common sign of sleep disordered breathing. But not everyone with obstructive sleep apnea snores. How can you tell if your snoring is a red flag for something more serious? To get started, Buford Sleep recommends watching for these other common sleep apnea symptoms: Daytime Fatigue If you feel tired as soon…

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COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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CPAP vs. Oral Appliance Therapy

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that occurs when your airway gets blocked by excess tissue in the back of your throat, preventing you from breathing properly while you sleep. There are several effective treatments for OSA, with two of the most popular being a CPAP machine and oral appliance therapy. If our Atlanta…

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The Connection Between Body Weight and Sleep

There are several reasons for weight gain. A sedentary lifestyle, getting older and slower metabolism are a few of the more popular causes. There is another cause of which you may be unaware, and that is lack of sleep. Having a sleep disorder can contribute to weight gain. Why Sleep Is Important for Weight Loss…

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What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

People suffering from chronic snoring, obstructive sleep apnea and bruxism have a difficult time getting the rest they need. Anyone sleeping nearby may also be challenged in getting a good night’s sleep due to the sound of snoring or grinding teeth. A CPAP machine may be needed to address some sleep apnea problems, but when…

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Is Holiday Stress Causing You to Snore?

Millions of people, young and old, snore on occasion. In fact, just about everyone will snore at some point. It becomes a problem when it is chronic. Waking up feeling fatigued and dragging through the day can be a sign of a sleep problem. Snoring can have various causes and stress is one of them….

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