How a “Bad Bite” Can Cause Migraines and Muscle Pain

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic migraines. Oftentimes, they haven’t been able to find relief from over-the-counter or prescription medications. At the most, these medicinal remedies only tend to dull the pain. Why do so many people with migraines? And how can they find some real relief? The answer to and remedy for this pain may actually …

Teeth Grinding Causes Migraines – Is There Anything You Can Do About It?

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Migraines are a debilitating condition that affects millions of people throughout the country. People who suffer from them seek treatment from their physicians. Unfortunately, though, many of them don’t get the results they would like – namely, no more pain! Thankfully, they may be able to find relief from their dentist. Why is this? It’s because dentists can treat the …

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Tooth Colored Fillings: The Safe and Attractive Filling Alternative

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Silver fillings – it sometimes feels like they can be seen across the room when a person opens their mouth to laugh or speak. Many people are really insecure about others being able to see their silver amalgam fillings. Others are worried about the adverse effects of the mercury and other materials in these types of fillings. Fortunately, for those …

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Why Regular Dental Cleaning and Dental Checkup Are So Important

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

When it comes to oral health, a lot of people think that brushing their teeth at home is enough. They don’t always understand the importance of a regular dental cleaning and dental checkup. The problem with this, though, is that a lot of patients end up with serious dental conditions that could’ve been prevented had they seen their dentist regularly. …

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Dental Health & Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Your Dental Health and Sleep Apnea – How Are They Related? Sleep apnea is a very serious condition – one that can cause major health problems. It can even lead to death, if not diagnosed and treated early. But obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, can cause even more damage that many people aren’t aware of – dental issues. What is …

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People with sleep disorders are more prone to depression

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, Sleep Disorder Solutions, Sleep Loss Effects

A connection exists between depression, antidepressants and sleep disorders At some point in time, everyone has felt a little down in the dumps. A little blue – not wanting to face the day. These feelings of sadness are normal but when they become prolonged, they can be the early stages or onset of depression. Depression intensifies your feelings of sadness, …

The surprising connection between sleep apnea and depression

Sleep apnea and depression

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, Milwaukee sleep dentist, Sleep apnea, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Disorders and Depression

The surprising connection between sleep apnea and depression Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, but it often goes untreated. Many sleep apnea sufferers are fatigued all the time but don’t know why. Chronic fatigue can lead to feelings of sadness or inadequacy. Sleep apnea and depression can be connected, with research showing that people with sleep disorders are more likely …

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Orthodontic Braces: Your Ticket to a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Orthodontic Braces: Your Ticket to a Healthy and Beautiful Smile Are you tired of hiding your crooked teeth behind those pursed lips? Do you want to finally laugh out loud without being cautious of what people may think about your teeth alignment? Well, orthodontic braces could be just the thing for you. No matter how old you are, crooked teeth …

Safe, Effective Teeth Whitening

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Safe, Effective Teeth Whitening – Can It Be Found Over-the-Counter? Cheap Teeth Whitening: Is It Really Safe and Effective as People Claim? Because of the popularity of sparklingly white teeth (aka the Hollywood Smile), teeth whitening procedures have skyrocketed. Not only are people interested in professional, in-office teeth bleaching, but they’ve also become intrigued by the over-the-counter bleaching systems they …

Dentures that don’t fit properly can cause more serious problems

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Poor-fitting dentures…We’ve all seen someone with them You’ve also heard them…. clicking, slurring, causing all sorts of speech impediments. Dentures that don’t fit properly can cause more serious problems. Gums and tissue can be damaged by dentures that haven’t been fitted properly to your mouth and bite. Your oral health can also be compromised, which can lead to other more …