• What Is Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again,…

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  • What Causes Dry Mouth

    We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. When you don’t make enough saliva, your mouth becomes dry and uncomfortable. Fortunately, many treatments…

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  • TMJ

    Did you know that TMJ dysfunction can cause ear discomfort? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the jaw joint directly in front of the ear. Within the TMJ, there are moving parts that allow the upper jaw to close on the lower jaw. This joint is a typical sliding…

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  • Stop using Q-tips

    Good intentions to keep ears clean may be risking the ability to hear. The ear is a delicate and intricate area, including the skin of the ear canal and the eardrum. Therefore, special care should be given to this part of the body. Start by discontinuing the use…

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