Academy of International Dentistry Fellow, Don Shaw Helps End The Tiring Grind of Interrupted Sleep.

Dr. Don Shaw, partner and co-owner of Bess & Shaw Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, reveals widespread occurrence of clenching and grinding of teeth during sleep and the underlying condition of obstructive sleep apnea with the purpose of helping to bring an end to the suffering caused by both.

Beaumont, TX, March 17, 2016: Partner and co-owner of Bess & Shaw Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Don Shaw, DDS posted a new blog on his website entitled, Clench, Grind, Snore, Toss, Turn, and Wake No More. According to Shaw, “Two conditions are keeping millions of people from sleeping soundly through the night: Losing sleep due to clenching and grinding the teeth (sleep bruxism) and waking up constantly due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

don shawAs Shaw points out, “Both of these conditions are getting a lot of attention in the news. And it’s a good thing since both are treatable with the help of dentists who are paying attention to the signs and symptoms presented during routine dental exams.”

“Some people,” writes Shaw, “clench and grind their teeth so intensely during sleep that they suffer jaw pain. This condition is called Sleep Bruxism.” He continues adding, “Many people have it and don’t even know they do simply because not everyone suffers jaw pain. Sleep bruxism is often an “underlying” disease associated with a life threatening condition known as sleep disordered breathing or obstructive sleep apnea.”

The entire blog can be read at

About Dr. Shaw

Dr. Don Shaw graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1981. Prior to dental school he attended Texas A&M University and Angelo State University.  Dr. Shaw has been practicing general dentistry and orthodontics for 34 years. He has been in the Beaumont area for the last 13 yrs. Since he began practicing dentistry Dr. Shaw has kept up to date in all areas of continuing education.

He has a passion for mission dentistry, serving in Peru and throughout Mexico. Dr. Shaw is a member of state and national dental organizations and has served as a delegate to the Texas Dental Association, Peer Review Chairman, and a board member of the Dental Society of Southeast Texas.  In 2008 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International for the advancement of dentistry worldwide. He has been married to his wife Peggy for 41 yrs. and has two grown children and two grandchildren.

About Bess & Shaw Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the wellbeing of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

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