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Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health
Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health

Tonsils and adenoids play an important role in maintaining good oral health. The tonsils are found in the back of the throat. The adenoids are found in the back of nose above the soft palate. Both the tonsils and adenoids remove bacteria from the mouth when you breathe in. Because they fight infections, the tonsils and adenoids can become infected…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective

Oral health traverses the borders of perfect pearly teeth. It’s little wonder that the Surgeon General has said that your mouth is the window to the health of your general body. In essence, your dentist could play a significant role in picking up early signs of yet-to-fully-develop health complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is one example. What about sleep apnea? Sleep…

Talk to Dr. Basir about Child Sleep Apnea
Talk to Dr. Basir about Child Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is one among a myriad of breathing-related sleep disorders. According to Dr. Basir of Upper East Side Kids Dentist in Manhattan, NY, obstructive sleep apnea in children occurs when airways muscle relax and collapse while your child is asleep. This results in obstructive breathing, which can limit the amount of restorative sleep your child is getting, as…