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What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or you suspect having sleep apnea, you might wonder what treatment options are available to you. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment has come a long way in the past 20 years. In the past, CPAP was the only available treatment. Today, there is a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

We’ve previously noted that {{{{link id='16' text='sleep apnea'}}}} can cause bad morning breath. So, shouldn’t CPAP cure morning breath related to dry mouth during sleep? We would like to think so, especially since mouth drying overnight is associated with an increased risk of cavities. However, for some people, [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

Although CPAP is an effective treatment for sleep apnea, many people hate it. These people dislike the treatment so much that they would rather suffer the health consequences of sleep apnea--up to and including death--than use their CPAP. Clearly, these people need an alternative.  Sleep Apnea Appliances Denver

By |September 9th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

Recently, Married at First Sight star Mishel Karen caused a bit of a stir this week when she revealed her “extreme” beauty routine. Among the elements in her routine, she includes BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections, teeth whitening, and working out with a personal trainer. However, what most people found most surprising was her use [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

You might think that just because your doctor’s diagnosed CPAP, that’s how you have to treat your sleep apnea. If you don’t like the idea of CPAP, you should get a second opinion about sleep apnea treatment. So, you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea. This often leads to a number of conflicted feelings. Many people [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

Another Million-Dollar Support Program for CPAP: Alternatives Might Be Better

Last week the sleep medicine community was buzzing about a new $1.4 million grant for a sleep apnea program based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. This new grant was focused on what seems to be an essential part of the sleep apnea treatment solution: trying to get people to use [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Another Million-Dollar Support Program for CPAP: Alternatives Might Be Better

You Can Live Longer Thanks to Sleep Apnea Treatment

We know that sleep apnea is harmful. In fact, we keep finding new ways that it is harmful to us every day. One of the big questions that remains unanswered is how well sleep apnea treatment can help prevent these harms. There are many obstacles to showing this, and, [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on You Can Live Longer Thanks to Sleep Apnea Treatment

How to Switch from CPAP to a Mouthguard for Sleep Apnea

Because CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) has long been considered the “gold standard” for sleep apnea treatment, it’s commonly prescribed as a frontline treatment. However, many people find that they can’t adapt to CPAP. This puts many people in the situation where they have to learn to transition from [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on How to Switch from CPAP to a Mouthguard for Sleep Apnea

6 Benefits of Seeing an Experienced Sleep Dentist

If you are looking for a sleep dentist to help you treat your sleep apnea without CPAP, take the time to consider your options carefully. Your sleep dentist will make a tremendous difference in the quality of your results and in the quality of your experience. One important thing [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on 6 Benefits of Seeing an Experienced Sleep Dentist

Oral Appliance Therapy Can Be Cheaper Than CPAP over Long Term

If you have sleep apnea, you might be considering your treatment options. The two most effective treatments are CPAP and oral appliance therapy. It’s important to make sure that you choose a treatment that will be effective for you. If you’re unlikely to comply with CPAP, [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Oral Appliance Therapy Can Be Cheaper Than CPAP over Long Term

Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

Sleep dentists are trained to help treat sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. There are many dentists who will advertise their services as sleep dentists after just a short, focused training on oral appliances. However, if you are looking for a sleep dentist who is likely to give you the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

The approval of recreational marijuana in Colorado took some of the shine off the medical marijuana (MMJ) trade, but people still seek MMJ for a wide range of illnesses, such as nausea, headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. But is it good for sleep apnea? The Minnesota Department of Health apparently thought [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the US, according to recent estimates. Although it’s hard to say for sure, it’s likely that one of the most serious--and easily preventable--medical errors is a failure to treat sleep apnea among hospital patients. Now a new large study shows just [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

For years, CPAP has been considered the gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea. It’s essentially 100% effective: people using CPAP properly don’t have apneic episodes. However, there have also been doubts about whether this theoretical effectiveness translated to the best results for patients. Now we know that oral [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Saved the Career of NFL Center Ryan Jensen

It’s impossible to understand just how damaging sleep apnea can be if you haven’t been there. And, unfortunately, for many people who are there, the cause of their problems isn’t at all obvious. That was the case for current starting center Ryan Jensen, who didn’t realize that sleep apnea was causing him [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Saved the Career of NFL Center Ryan Jensen

What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Have you been snoring, experiencing daytime fatigue and focus problems, or even just waking with the feeling that you didn’t sleep well? These could be signs of a sleep disorder. If you’ve been experiencing sleep-related symptoms, it may be time to have a sleep study done. Your doctor can refer you to [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Bite Splints Can Provide TMJ Relief

Every case of TMJ is different, and because of that, every treatment must also be different. One common treatment is a bite splint, which is popular because it’s a quick-working solution that isn’t permanent, providing flexibility of treatment. While a bite splint isn’t the right treatment for everyone, it’s a good start for [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Oral Appliance, TMJ|Comments Off on Bite Splints Can Provide TMJ Relief

Athletes, Collectors Put Money Where Mouthguard Is

NBA All-Star Stephen Curry has become something of an inadvertent ambassador for mouthguards, which help protect pro and amateur athletes alike from injuries to the jaw and mouth. Curry draws significant attention on the court, and his mouthguards are similarly high-profile; Curry is known for chewing his mouthguards during game breaks and [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Athletes, Collectors Put Money Where Mouthguard Is

Research Examines Sleep Apnea Devices, TMJ Relationship

Oral appliances are widely used to treat disruptive snoring and mild to moderate forms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common and life-threatening sleep disorder. As the use of these appliances, which are sometimes referred to as mandibular advancement devices, has grown in recent years so has concern about potential effects on [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Oral Appliance, TMJ|Comments Off on Research Examines Sleep Apnea Devices, TMJ Relationship

CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

Potential federal sleep apnea testing regulations for truck drivers, railroad operators and bus drivers have stirred substantial debate since they were proposed just over a month ago, but one fact is often overlooked amid public comment and commercial-transport industry discussions: When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP is not the only [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

Is CPAP Giving You Acne?

If you have sleep apnea, the odds are good that your doctor prescribed you with CPAP (after all, we know they’re not good at offering alternatives). But while the CPAP can be very effective, it has a number of drawbacks, which can make people opt not to use the Sleep Apnea Treatment in Denver

By |February 9th, 2016|CPAP, Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Is CPAP Giving You Acne?

Custom Mouthguards Worth the Cost

In contact sports, it is common (and wise) to wear a sports mouthguard to protect your teeth. Without these guards, teeth may become chipped, cracked, or broken from impacts. Determining what kind of mouthguard to buy can be a difficult choice. The most protective and comfortable guards out there are custom ones created [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Custom Mouthguards Worth the Cost

Mouthguards Do Not Protect Against Concussion

Modern research suggests that no mouthguard is capable of protecting against a concussion. Mouthguards can protect against dental injury and may help with performance through neuromuscular effects. This makes mouthguards a valuable part of your sporting safety, but reminds us that it's still important to protect against concussion using other methods. Understanding Concussion [...]

By |April 16th, 2014|Oral Appliance|Comments Off on Mouthguards Do Not Protect Against Concussion
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