Studies show that without proper sleep every night we may be more prone to dementia, disease, memory issues, cognitive struggles, and other health-related difficulties. The lack of sleep has also been tied to an increased risk in heart attack and stroke. While millions of Americans receive treatment for sleep issues, studies reveal that the vast majority of people remain undiagnosed.
Dentistry and Sleep
What does dentistry have to do with sleeping? The science of airway dentistry focuses on how we breathe and the factors that lead to common sleep problems. The mechanics of natural breathing rely on an open airway that is supported by stable oral health, functional jaw joints, and unrestricted airflow through our nasal passages. When a component of this natural process is compromised in some way, it can lead to chronic and serious health concerns.
A Common Sleep Disorder
One of the most common sleep disorders is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA occurs when the air passage becomes temporarily blocked, causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. This type of sleep apnea causes you to spend less time in the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness. Often patients are prescribed a CPAP machine to maintain the airflow for a more restful night’s sleep.
Dentistry Has An Answer
While traditional solutions to OSA typically involve a machine to restore sleep, our doctors use an FDA approved device more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics. It is designed to maintain proper airflow through your airway as you rest. This non-CPAP solution is comfortable, convenient, does not require a power source, and does not create excessive noise while you are trying to rest.
Sleep Better and Wake Refreshed
We’ve seen patient after patient experience more restful, restorative sleep with the simplicity of oral appliances from our team. A great night’s sleep may not only keep you from being more susceptible to sleep-related critical health issues, it will make a demonstrable difference in your quality of life.
Complimentary Airway Assessment
If you are concerned about sleep issues, please contact us to set up a complimentary assessment. We will evaluate your situation and create a plan to get you on the path to better sleep and long-term health.