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Posts With Category: ‘Oral Appliance Therapy’

Kids Can Have OSA, Too

March 15th, 2021

If you have kids, you have probably spent your share of time peeking in on them as they sleep. But if your child has pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may notice that they aren’t sleeping as well as a child should be. Here are some signs that your child may have sleep apnea, what […]

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Medicare Accepted for Oral Appliance Therapy

February 14th, 2021

Sleep apnea can interfere with your sleep, which can interfere with the rest of your life. Not only that, but it can also be dangerous to your health. It can increase your risk of heart problems and high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and liver problems – not to mention the danger of being sleep deprived […]

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Will My Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Damage My Teeth?

October 15th, 2020

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, stroke, and other serious health complications. For some people, the standard treatment for sleep apnea, a CPAP machine, is intolerable. Rather than comply with treatment, some patients simply cannot or will not wear their CPAP machine at night, leaving them at risk. Dental appliances […]

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I Have OSA and Don’t Want CPAP: What Are My Options?

September 15th, 2020

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleeping disorder affecting millions of people. Many of those people, like you, have probably been told that the suggested treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is best treated with a CPAP machine. If you’re reading this, one of two things have happened: You tried CPAP and hated it, so […]

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CPAP Safety with COVID-19

April 15th, 2020

There has been a lot of question about the safety of using CPAP machines if you have the novel coronavirus or are at risk for getting it. As every community finds ways to support their residents through this crisis, we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information possible about the impact of […]

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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

February 14th, 2020

Not all therapies are created equal when it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea, but oral appliance therapy can be the best treatment option for patients with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate a CPAP mask. In fact, according to ongoing research over the past decade, oral appliance therapy may be equally effective in treating […]

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Will Smoking Worsen My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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June 18th, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea causes breathing problems when you’re asleep, resulting in frequent sleep interruptions. Over time, this can lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and other serious health issues. If you’re a smoker, does this behavior make sleep apnea even worse? Learn more about the effects of smoking on this sleep disorder. […]

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Oral Appliance Therapy For Snoring

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September 26th, 2017

If you snore, it can be an indication that you have obstructive sleep apnea, which blocks your airways as you sleep and causes dangerous pauses in breathing. Many people who snore find that oral appliance therapy provides the quiet, restful sleep they need and alleviates symptoms associated with sleep apnea, such as daytime drowsiness and […]

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Looking For A Dental Sleep Specialist in Philadelphia?

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November 28th, 2016

If you’ve been suffering from unexplained side effects like headaches, sore throats without an accompanying illness, daytime sleepiness, or if your bed partner has told you that you’ve been snoring frequently, than you may need to be evaluated for sleep apnea. Simply going to your regular doctor will not be enough — you will need […]

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What To Know About Dental Devices for Sleep Apnea

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September 29th, 2016

The search for an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be frustrating at times, as many roads lead back to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks. If you’ve already tried a CPAP mask, then you know how challenging it can be to stay compliant with treatment. However, what many patients with sleep apnea […]

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