What Can You Do About Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, did you know that over 18 million Americans have sleep apnea? Sleep apnea happens while you sleep and can involuntarily and intermittently stop your breathing. If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you essentially have a mechanical problem, according to... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Sleep Loss Can Be Deadly – Get Help for Your Sleep Apnea

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” is a quote from sleep expert and neuroscientist, Matthew Walker. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for people of all ages, and while needs may vary, adults should be getting seven to nine hours a night for good health. Sleep deprivation... Read more »

Finding the Right Sleep Apnea Appliance

Our team can help you manage sleep apnea with the help of an oral appliance or mouthpiece. We specialize in correcting teeth or jaw problems and will ensure that your oral appliance is custom fit to your mouth and jaw so it will stay in place while you sleep. This... Read more »

Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

An increasingly common medical condition in the U.S. is sleep apnea, and those most susceptible are the following demographics–African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. With sleep apnea, your chest and diaphragm muscles have to work harder to open up blocked airways so they can bring air into the lungs. You... Read more »

What Can Be Expected From Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy, or OAT, is one method of treating obstructive sleep apnea that can help a patient sleep during the night without concern for apneic events, which is when a person has trouble breathing and may even stop breathing. If you are curious about what to expect from the... Read more »

Can Diet Affect Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can have a number of causes. What we eat may not be the direct cause, but it can lead to an increase in weight. Being overweight can be a cause of sleep apnea, though this is not to say that being overweight means a person has sleep apnea.... Read more »

Consider Positional Therapy to Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be hard on you. It occurs when soft tissues in your throat or mouth collapse and block your airway, which can make it difficult to breath or even stop your breathing all together. Your body often realizes a problem is occuring and wakes you up so you... Read more »

How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Improve Sleep?

Oral Appliance Therapy, or OAT, involves a special appliance that is custom-made to fit inside your mouth to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Snoring is sometimes a sign of sleep apnea, though we do not mean to say that if you snore that you have sleep apnea. Either way, the... Read more »

What Causes Snoring?

Do you have a tendency to snore or know someone who does? Do you wonder why this problem is happening? There could be a fair number of causes. What generally happens is the soft tissues in your mouth and throat, among which are your tongue, soft palate and uvula, collapse... Read more »