James Otten DDS

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  1. Why People Don’t Comply With CPAP Therapy

    CPAP therapy is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, but it can only work if you comply with it. If you suffer from sleep apnea, it's important to find the right sleep apnea treatment. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to many other health concerns, and some of them, like strokes and heart disease, can be life threatening. The most common treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy, but a …Read More

  2. The Effects of Stress on Your Oral Health

    Did you know that the effects of stress can play out in your oral health? According to the American Psychological Association, 75 percent of adults report experiencing high levels of stress at some point in the past month, and almost 50 percent say they are more stressed this year than they were last year. Stress is a serious problem in the United States, and it can have devastating effects on o…Read More

  3. Are You Making These Oral Health Mistakes?

    Your oral health plays a large role in your health as a whole, so it's important to avoid common oral health mistakes. Did you know that, by skipping your dental check-ups and not taking proper care of your teeth, you could actually be putting your health at risk? Your oral health and health as a whole aren't mutually exclusive; if you're not taking care of your teeth and mouth the way you should…Read More

  4. Common Myths About TMJ Disorder

    It's time to get the facts straight about common TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder myths. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, it is estimated that over 10 million people in the United States are affected by TMJ disorder. With so many people suffering from TMJ disorder, you'd think that more people would understand what it is and what their treatment opti…Read More

  5. The Facts About Tooth Decay

    Your oral health plays a critical role in your overall health, which is why it's important to know the facts about tooth decay. While most people know that drinking too much soda or eating too much candy can cause cavities, most people don't know a lot about tooth decay. Tooth decay can lead to a long list of dental problems, as well as problems for your overall health, and every health conscious…Read More

  6. OSA in Infants and Children

    Obstructive sleep apnea is commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked in children and infants, but it's essential to know the signs and symptoms. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is much more common than many people think; it is estimated that between one and four percent of children have OSA. Unfortunately, OSA is largely misdiagnosed or overlooked altogether, but every parent should understand what OSA i…Read More

  7. What Causes Tooth Loss?

    There are many things that can cause tooth loss.  While it's normal to lose your baby teeth, it's not normal to lose your permanent teeth. Even as you age, tooth loss doesn't have to be inevitable. Tooth loss doesn't just affect the way you look, it can also have some serious consequences for your dental health. Luckily, tooth loss is preventable, especially when you know what can cause tooth los…Read More

  8. What Are Your Options When You Have Missing Teeth?

    Are you missing a tooth or several teeth? If so, we'd like you to know what options are available to you. At James Otten Dentistry, we believe that if you're well informed you are about your dental health and all your options, you'll be able to achieve the outcome you desire. That's why we work hard to ensure that you get all of the information you need in order to make the best choices about your…Read More

  9. The Surprising Benefits of Brushing Your Teeth

    We all know that brushing helps to keep your teeth white and healthy, but it comes with many other surprising benefits as well. In order to achieve your optimal oral health, it's important to brush your teeth, floss and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Brushing is arguably the most important thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy and fight periodontal disease, but did you know that the …Read More

  10. What Does Your Dentist Have to do With Sleep Apnea?

    What do dentists have to do with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by breathing interruptions while you sleep. There are several kinds of sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, and many people have found relief with sleep apnea treatments prescribed by their dentists. However, we often get asked what role a dentist plays in sleep apnea. Your …Read More

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