Can Your Dentist Help You Stop Snoring?

Could Your Dentist Treat Your Sleep Apnea?Snoring can be incredibly annoying to both you and your loved ones. Sadly, it is often a symptom of an underlying condition that is even more troubling than the sometimes obnoxious and often embarrassing sounds that snoring can create. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious health condition, one that can negatively impact a variety of aspects of one’s life, from his or her ability to work efficiently and even drive safely to increased risk of heart problems and depression. These symptoms might seem unrelated, but any sleeping disorder can be troublesome, because it prevents the body from getting adequate, much-needed rest, leading to difficulties with basic functioning. Fortunately, in many cases a dentist can help treat OSA, leading to better rest and better health. So if you could be dealing with OSA (or if you think a loved one might be in need of sleep apnea treatment) talk with your dentist about what can be done to both stop the snoring, and more important to protect your health! (more…)

Reasons to Consider an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Reasons to Seek Sleep Apnea TreatmentMany people think of snoring, when they hear the term “sleep apnea,” and it is true that sleep apnea can cause loud snoring. Sadly is also a condition that can have a number of other unfortunate repercussions if left untreated. From high blood pressure to depression, the effects of sleeping disorders can be both quick and far-reaching. Fortunately in many cases a dentist can help provide effective and minimally invasive treatment, through an oral appliance. So if you are concerned that you or a loved one might currently be struggling with undiagnosed sleep apnea, it is time to talk with your dentist about how an oral appliance might be able to help. (more…)

Is Sleep Apnea A Big Deal?

Is Sleep Apnea a Big Deal?Have you postponed treatment for your sleep apnea, because even though you have been diagnosed with the condition you don’t really think it’s that big of a deal? Many patients whose family members urge them to seek treatment, don’t consider the actual side effects that can be caused by sleep apnea. From increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, to problems with depression, irritability and an inability to concentrate, there are a number of potential symptoms of sleep apnea, not to mention the general inability to get a good night’s sleep. So if you’ve delayed talking to your dentist about treatment options of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, now is time to reconsider. Schedule an appointment to find out how a minimally invasive treatment could help you – and your loved ones – rest easier knowing you have taken an important step to improve your health. (more…)

What Is CPAP and Why Should I Consider Alternatives?

What Is CPAP and What Are Alternatives? Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common problem, one that, According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 18 million Americans are likely struggling with. Though it is often hard to diagnose in children, many children may also be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Some studies indicate anywhere from 3 to 10 to 20 percent of children are also struggling with OSA. Fortunately there are ways to treat OSA that can help improve a patient’s sleep, and subsequently many aspects of his or her life. (more…)

Can a Dentist Help You Stop Snoring?

Can a Dentist Help Address Sleep ApneaSnoring can be incredibly troublesome, both for the one doing the snoring and anyone close enough to be awakened by the noise. Unfortunately it can also be a symptom of a bigger issue, obstructive sleep apnea. This is a condition that causes a person’s airway to become blocked during sleep, often leading to loud snoring, but posing other potential health risks as well, some of them quite serious. Over time, these seemingly small interruptions can greatly reduce the quality of one’s rest, leading to daytime tiredness, irritability, depression, and health conditions such as spiked blood pressure and related heart conditions. Fortunately, your dentist may be able to offer you a minimally invasive yet effective treatment for sleep apnea, in the form of a custom oral appliance. (more…)

Tired of Loud Snoring? Time to Talk to a Dentist

Non CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment Has your significant other started snoring so loudly that you, yourself, cannot stay asleep? It can be annoying trying to deal with a loud snorer, but it can be even more troubling for your loved one that is doing the snoring. That is because loud snoring can often be a symptom of sleep apnea, a condition marked by airways closing as one sleeps, cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain. Even though these blockages are often very brief, and resolve themselves, over time it can drastically reduce one’s sense of rest, and lead to many health complications. So if you have noticed a loved one’s snoring becoming increasingly loud or frequent, it’s time to talk with a dentist about how a surprisingly simple treatment might be able to help. (more…)

Is There Effective Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea TreatmentSnoring can certainly be an annoyance to loved ones. Unfortunately it can be even more dangerous for those that snore. Loud snoring is one of several symptoms of a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that actually occurs when a person stops breathing during the night. This causes the brain to awaken, often leaving the sufferer gasping for air, or snoring very loudly at night. Over time, sleep apnea can lead to a number of health concerns, as well, including an overall sense of tiredness, irritability, problems concentrating, and even depression. Sleep apnea has also been linked to heart problems and high blood pressure. Fortunately there is hope for the millions of American suffering from sleep apnea, and it is often as simple as visiting the dentist for a custom oral appliance. (more…)