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I Sleep with a Snorer :(

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Most things you read about in relation to snoring is focused on the individual who is the snorer.  Today, to appeal to the snorers who has not sort treatment,  I want to focus on their loved one who sleeps with them.

For the bed partners who are affected by their partner’s snoring, it’s a constant roller coaster.  They love the person they are with and honestly don’t want to vacate the bedroom.  They are struggling from guilt and miss the intimacy that their bed partner provides.  Unfortunately,  the lure of a good night sleep or any sleep for that matter is usually the catalyst for finding a spot in a “snore free zone” .  The snorer, while suffering from the affects of their own symptoms, typically don’t realize the affects of sleep deprivation they are inflicting on their partner.

Good Reason’s to Treat Your Snoring Issue

Sleeping with your bed partner helps create intimacy in the relationship.  Studies have found that couples who share sleep in a healthy relationships may lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.  Sharing a bed may also reduce cytokines, involved in inflammation, and boost oxytocin, the so-called love hormone that is known to ease anxiety and is produced in the same part of the brain responsible for the sleep-wake cycle.

Problems Associated with Snoring

  • Interruptions of breathing
  • Frequent waking from sleep,
  • Light sleeping.
  • Strain on the heart.
  • Poor night’s sleep.

How the Office of David M. Glasscock Can Help!

A snore guard might be your answer.  Snore Guards work by it moving your lower jaw forward, opening the airway enough so that air moves through unobstructed.  No vibration, no snoring!  Give our office a call!


What Causes Mouth Sores?

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What Causes Mouth Sores?

There are two main categories of mouth sores.  Canker Sores and Cold Sores. While many people confuse them, they are very different.  Canker sores typically occur inside the mouth while cold sores typically appear on the outside of the mouth.  Canker Sores, while the exact cause is unknown, it is suspected that their cause is related to stress, acidic or citrus foods.  For more serious canker sores, a compromised immune system and a history of previous outbreaks is usually the reason why.  As for Cold Sores, a virus is the cause and they are contagious.

What are the Types of Mouth Sores?

Mouth Sores-  Simple Canker Sores, Complex Canker Sores and Cold Sores. 

  • Simple Canker Sores– It is unknown the exact cause as to why people develop simple canker sores.  It is thought that these type of canker sores develop due to acidic or citric foods.  Another possible cause is stress or tissue injury.
  • Complex Canker Sores–  This type of canker sore is less common and is most likely to occur with people who have had them before. It is more prevalent with people who have underlying health issues or compromised immune systems.
  • Cold Sores- Cold Sores normally appear on the outside of the mouth.  They are caused by a virus are are very contagious.  Like Canker Sores, they can be painful.

How Can Your Dentist Help?

Most mouth sores will heal on their own within two weeks.  If you have large canker sores that cause you much pain, contact your dentist.  Your dentist can prescribe various treatment options to help you reduce pain and help the sore heal.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262




Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving


The Office of David M. Glasscock Family and Cosmetic Dentistry would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. Implants, as it’s name implies, are  medical devices that replace a missing body part.  They function like the missing tooth, making it a better alternatives than bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

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After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. This will then be sent to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office of David M. Glasscock to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Is there any Benefits from having Implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. Dental Implants function the same way a normal tooth would function.

1. You are able to eat any food  you would have normally been able to eat prior to loosing a tooth.  Missing teeth make eating more difficult.

2. Having a health smile will also improve your social interactions with people.  A healthy smile is engaging. People who are missing teeth or in need of dental care tend not to smile.

3. When you have untreated dental problems, they will affect your physical well being.  Removing and replacing damaged teeth will help promote healthier gums as well as prevent your other teeth from moving.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262