Archive for November 2017

Are you looking to straighten your smile? Invisalign is a modern way to straighten teeth, using a series of transparent aligners, custom-made for your teeth. There are a number of benefits that invisalign brings over traditional braces, including the following:

  • Clear and virtually invisible aligners, versus traditional braces which require brackets and wires.

  • Unrestricted eating. With invisalign you are free to eat anything you want, unlike with braces which impose a number of restrictions of foods you can consume.

  • Invisalign aligners are removable, which lets you easily clean your teeth.

  • Smooth and comfortable aligners, instead of wires that can poke your mouth.

There are some limitations with Invisalign depending on your specific bite and expectations of orthodontic treatment. If you are interested in invisalign, book a consultation for a thorough assessment with Dr. Nguyen here at the Rideau Dental Centre by calling 613-230-7475.

Sleep Apnea - What is it?

November 06, 2017 | Posted Education

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Typical symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring and feeling tired after a full night of rest. There are three main types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea - This is sleep apnea’s most common form. Breaks in breathing are caused by the throat muscles relaxing when they shouldn’t.

  • Central Sleep Apnea - Occurs when the brain sends incorrect signals to the muscles that control breathing.

  • Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome - This form occurs when someone has a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

If it goes unnoticed, sleep apnea can cause major health issues such as strokes, hypertension, heart attacks, and even heart failure. Sleep apnea is a very serious problem, but your dentist at the Rideau Dental Centre is trained to help in the treatment. Please visit our website for more information.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here at the Rideau Dental Centre by calling 613-230-7475.