Do you fall asleep unexpectedly during the day or snore
loudly during your sleep? Do you have interrupted
breathing while you sleep? You may have sleep apnea. The
traditional solution to halt these problems is the CPAP
device, which pumps air into the lungs through a mask
the patient wears over the nose and mouth. Although it
solves the problem, the mask is bulky and uncomfortable,
so many people stop wearing it and the problems from
sleep apnea return.
We offer you an easier solution with an oral appliance.
It is a small acrylic device that is placed over the
upper and lower teeth, similar to a retainer or
mouthguard. Once in place, the device gently realigns
the jaw and tongue to keep open the airway and allow the
flow of air into the lungs while you sleep. They are
easy to insert, remove, clean, and pack for traveling.
Their use has proven successful for more than 90% of
their users. If you have been diagnosed with sleep
apnea, please let us help you get a good night’s rest.
Visits Are Important
Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis is
important to maintain good health. Research has proven
that when gum disease occurs, it affects other serious
health conditions like stroke, diabetes, and heart
disease. Plaque and tartar form and build up on teeth
over time. Once tartar collects below the gumline, an
infection will start and spread. Having your teeth
cleaned by a professional hygienist along with proper
daily care will help to combat gum disease and other
Care for Our Seniors
Teeth change over time, just as our bodies do. Over the
years, teeth may become stained from tobacco, coffee,
tea or red wine. Plaque may build up, leading to serious
health problems from infected gums. If certain
medications are taken, the flow of saliva can be
reduced. Fillings crack or weaken over time. We can help
to prevent these problems with regular checkups. Good
daily hygiene and nutrition are also important to
maintain or prevent tooth decay or loss. We always
advise our patients that if gums become red or start to
bleed and/or teeth begin to loosen, to please contact us
at your earliest convenience.
Hopeless Teeth Can Be Saved
If a tooth has damaged or infected roots, it used to
require extraction. But today with advanced technology,
the tooth can be saved with a root canal. During this
procedure, the pulp chamber of a tooth is removed and
replaced with a special filling material. With modern
anesthetics, it is manageable and no longer dreaded by
patients as it has been in the past.
– A Return to a Proper Bite Alignment
Dental malocclusion (a bad bite) can be the reason for
frequent headaches or popping jaws as well as pain in
the shoulders, neck, and jaws. When jaws do not settle
into a relaxed position, muscles become strained and
painful. Over time, a patient will become accustomed to
the pain and continue to live with it day after day. We
can help relieve these strains and pain by restoring
your dental occlusion to its proper alignment. Come into
our office and let us discuss the benefits of this
procedure so you can relieve this discomfort.
Learn about dental decay
and root canal treatments.
If it’s time for your next
cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no cost/no
obligation consultation, call us now at (708) 599-2929.