Snoring is very common, affecting approximately 90 million American adults. Snoring is caused by a partial blockage of the breathing airway during sleep. Snoring can be very disruptive to the sleep of others and prevents quality, deep sleep which is required for our bodies to heal, repair tissue, grow muscle and rejuvenate. Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends oral appliances as a first line therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and for severe sleep apnea sufferers whose cpap machine treatment has failed. Oral appliance therapy involves the wearing of special dental mouthpieces designed to prevent or control snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dentists are uniquely qualified in the selection, fitting and follow up care of these appliances as they are already familiar with placement and maintenance of various types of dental devices.
Dr. Susan Carter-O’Shea and her entire team of hygienists, assistants and front desk specialist, have received additional training and certification in dental sleep medicine from Obstructive Sleep Airway University.