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June 25, 2021
What is the maximum age for braces?

Age is not a limitation for braces. People well into middle age and beyond can get braces if their oral health is good (no gum disease) and the integrity of their jaws and teeth overall is strong. A more important question to ask is what kind of braces should you get in your adult years? […]

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May 28, 2021
Does my partner have sleep apnea?

If your partner keeps you awake snoring at night, it may be more serious than you think. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping. The less […]

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April 25, 2021
What is ozone therapy?

Ozone therapy is a holistic way to treat various dental conditions.  Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together. That one extra atom creates a gas with negatively charged particles. Why is this important? It’s because viruses, bacteria, and fungi are positively charged. Therefore, the ozone cancels out (kills) the organisms that cause many health issues, […]

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April 5, 2021
Are you looking to improve your dental hygiene in West Kelowna? Dr. Shauna Palmer can help!

Regular, semi-annual check-ups, beginning when your first teeth poke through your gums, will achieve this. The earlier we can help you take care of your teeth, the less time you need to spend here. And the more time you get to spend doing things you want.

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March 15, 2021
What are my alternatives to CPAP?

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Historically, CPAP has typically been considered “the solution” by health care professionals. Traditionally, if you suffered from sleep apnea, the immediate and usually only prescription has been a CPAP machine.

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February 25, 2021
What anti-snoring device is the best?

Do you suffer from bad sleep? If you suffer from a sleep-related problem like chronic snoring or sleep apnea, you’re most likely always exhausted. Fortunately, a snoring device or an oral sleep appliance can help alleviate your symptoms and lead you on the road to restful nights and happy days.

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January 25, 2021
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that is characterized as pauses in your breathing. It can also be classified as shallow, superficial breaths while you sleep. The pauses in your breathing can last from a couple seconds to a few minutes. As an example, during an hour of sleep, you can stop breathing anywhere from […]

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December 25, 2020
What is "TMJ Dentistry"?

When you are living with a TMJ Disorder, you are most likely in pain for most of the day, every day. Living in pain is not living at all. Since most TMJ Disorders are caused by dental problems, yes - your bite is the culprit, West Kelowna dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer is able to provide effective TMJ Treatment.

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November 25, 2020
Wondering what’s causing your neck pain? It could be your teeth

Do you feel like your entire life revolves around dealing with severe neck pain? Are you frustrated because no one has been able to figure out the source of your problem? What is causing this persistent strain that literally is 'a pain in the neck'? If this sounds familiar, then it may interest you to […]

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October 25, 2020
Can TMJ cause facial pain?

TMJ joints can be strained therefore, pain can be felt in the eyes, ears, mouth, forehead, cheeks, tongue, teeth, throat, and jaws. Commonly referred to as 'Facial Pain'. Why talk to a dentist about facial pain? It might ... be your bite! Everything wears out. So do your teeth. When your teeth are misaligned because of injury, gaps, […]

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