Relieving TMJ Pain and OSA With Oral Devices

Relieving TMJ Pain and OSA With Oral Devices

It is known that 80% of people who grind their teeth during sleep have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The grinding occurs with each apnea event. For this reason, a patient who is a known "bruxer" (a person who involuntarily grinds their teeth) should be...

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Could Teeth Grinding Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Could Teeth Grinding Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Night-time teeth grinding known as sleep bruxism is the third most common sleep disorder, occurring in 8% of adults. Sleep bruxing or grinding is a sleep disorder that occurs 80 percent of the time with sleep apnea. It occurs together with a sleep apnea event. The...

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Is Snoring Affecting You or Your Partner?

Is Snoring Affecting You or Your Partner?

Is your snoring affecting your partner or waking you up? Well then an FDA Approved Oral Device might be the solution. Snoring can be surprisingly loud and very easily awaken your partner because as you go deeper into sleep, you tend to become more relaxed. The more...

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How does sleep apnea occur?

How does sleep apnea occur?

Obstruction occurs behind the base of the tongue and behind the soft palate, which blocks the airway. When one is sleeping, the brain fails to signal the muscles to keep moving, so you are not able to breathe correctly. The brain only signals partially and that is...

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Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device How does it work? Moves the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. Does my insurance cover? Yes, through medical insurance Can it travel with me? Easily. It can fit in a carry-on or in a little retainer case. Is it comfortable? Most patients can wear it...

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How Weight Loss Helps Your Sleep Apnea

How Weight Loss Helps Your Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be caused by a number of factors, but one of the most common is weight. Many physicians are getting too busy to counsel the patient about weight loss and improving eating habits. Weight loss is a very uncomfortable subject for many...

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2 Year Follow-Up Comparing the Oral Device to the CPAP

2 Year Follow-Up Comparing the Oral Device to the CPAP

When it came to finding out differences, both the device and CPAP were able to demonstrate positive feedback. Both were able to give the patients their energy, improve their health and help them not feel so tired. When it came to the device, the oral appliance had a...

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