Will My Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Damage My Teeth?
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 […]Read More
I Have OSA and Don’t Want CPAP: What Are My Options?
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 […]Read More
CPAP Safety with COVID-19
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 […]Read More
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
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 […]Read More
Will Smoking Worsen My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
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. […]Read More
Oral Appliance Therapy For Snoring
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 […]Read More
Looking For A Dental Sleep Specialist in Philadelphia?
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 […]Read More
What To Know About Dental Devices for Sleep Apnea
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 […]Read More
Signs Of Sleep Apnea And How Oral Appliance Therapy Can Help
If you snore, you (and your partner) may find it annoying. But this very common condition that many people suffer from may be an indication of a far more serious issue. Loud snoring – especially when it’s accompanied by daytime fatigue – may be a sign of sleep apnea. In this blog, the sleep apnea […]Read More
What Are The Benefits Of Oral Appliance Therapy?
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you’ve probably heard about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. This is often the first type of treatment you’re asked to try, but it’s frequently unsuccessful. With the continuous air pressure emitted by the machine, CPAP can be difficult for many people to use, since it can […]Read More