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Dr. Clay Hansen, DDS in Moscow, Idaho

Website: http://www.palouseviewdental.com

Phone: (208) 882-4923

Email: pvdc@moscow.com

Address: 1526 Levick Street
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Clay Hansen, DDS completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. He graduated in 2003 from The Ohio State University Dental School. Dr. Hansen is committed to high standards for his practice and feels privileged to have the opportunity each day to help patients improve their lives and prevent emergencies. Dr. Hansen has received the Academic Certificate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health. He and the team at Palouse View Dental receive four to five times the continuing education courses required by the state. They stay current on their professional development through lectures, workshops, and by reading publications about advancements in techniques and technology.

Dr. Hansen has been in private practice at Palouse View Dental since 2005. Previously, he practiced as an associate for two years in Oregon. He and his wife, Amy, have been married since 1997 and have two children, Joseph and Emma. As a family, they enjoy fishing and making music together. Dr. Hansen also enjoys photography, hiking, and cycling.

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Friday
Nov072014

Implants to Anchor Dentures, With Dr. Clay Hansen, Moscow, Idaho

For denture wearers, the bottom denture tends to float, as there's not a lot of suction to hold the denture in place, making it a battle to keep it in.  Most people are afraid to sneeze or even laugh because the denture might come loose.  By using a dental implant, however, you can attach the denture to the implant so it snaps on is held on place by the implant, says Dr. Clay Hansen, a dentist in Moscow, Idaho.  The denture attached to the implant looks just like regular teeth.

Dr. Clay HansenAn alternative to having the dentures attached to implants, Dr. Hansen says people can have several implants with teeth attached to each implant that don't come out, which also look very nice and just like regular teeth.

Dr. Clay Hansen is a dentist in Moscow, Idaho with Palouse View Dental.  He is a leading sleep expert and spoke with Sleep Better TV, providing online sleep breathing disorder video news content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Nov072014

Chronic Bad Breath, With Dr. Clay Hansen, Moscow, Idaho

While most people can associate bad breath with the foods they eat, there is the type, that not matter what is done, it's always there.  That type of chronic bad breath is almost always caused by bacteria growing in the mouth, according to dentist Dr. Clay Hansen, who practices in Moscow, Idaho.  As bacteria multiply, they produce volatile sulfur compounds, which is the same thing that produces a rotten egg smell and if you notice this chronic smell, Dr. Hansen recommends seeing a dentist because there's a good chance there's a gum infection brewing.  

Dr. Clay HansenDr. Hansen will evaluate patients complaining of chronic bad breath for gum disease or periodontal disease and if evident, that issue is addressed by getting the bacteria under control.  Once under control, not only does the breath improve but other areas of your health, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and a healthier pregnancy.  Dr. Hansen says that gum disease is more than just bad breath, as it affects so many other areas of your body.  

Most of the over the counter mouth washes will handle temporary bad breath but they won't be effective against bad breath from gum disease.  Mouth wash will temporarily mask the problem, which Dr. Hansen says is not a good idea.  If the bad breath returns even after using a mouth wash, he says it's important to get it evaluated by a dentist to be sure there isn't a bigger problem at play.

Dr. Clay Hansen is a dentist in Moscow, Idaho with Palouse View Dental.  He is a leading sleep expert and spoke with Sleep Better TV, providing online sleep breathing disorder video news content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Tuesday
Nov042014

Chronic Snoring, With Dr. Clay Hansen, Moscow, Idaho

Snoring is the vibrations in the back of the throat and is not a normal condition.  These vibrations occur because there is not enough open airway, as it is somewhat restricted.  In fact, if you have loud snoring, which is considered to be the type others hear in other rooms of the house, the studies show that you have an 80% chance of having sleep apnea, according to Dr. Clay Hansen, a dentist in Moscow, Idaho.  Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disease.

Dr. Clay HansenSleep apnea can be difficult to detect solely on a day to day basis, which is why it's such a dangerous disease.  If you snore, you need to get tested by a sleep physician to determine if you have sleep apnea.  There are some other signs that might indicate you have sleep apnea, Dr. Hansen says, including feeling tired during the day, having high blood pressure or if your bed partner notices you stop breathing or choke at night.  Dr. Hansen cautions against relying on those signs alone because he's seen plenty of patients who show none of those signs that in fact do have sleep apnea.

Dr. Hansen says that in order to treat sleep apnea, the airway "lock" must be opened and it's not a master lock that's the same for everyone.  There are several parts required to get this airway opened up.  Putting plastic on your teeth is an important part but there are other parts involved, including moving your jaw forward and how far forward needs to be determined.  

Another important component is how far open your jaw should be and these combinations of parts are different for every patient.  There are a lot of factors involved in opening up the airway ideally and effectively that can't simply be addressed by buying something online without the oversight from a properly-trained dentist.  In Dr. Hansen's office, he uses an ultrasound to measure the internal size of the airway and with the ultrasound, the jaw is put in different positions to find the most effective opening of the airway.

Dr. Clay Hansen is a dentist in Moscow, Idaho with Palouse View Dental.  He is a leading sleep expert and spoke with Sleep Better TV, providing online sleep breathing disorder video news content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

 

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