Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions

October 1st, 2017 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on Sleep like a baby, and breathe through your nose! Oral taping reduces snoring and sleep apnea

Sleep like a baby, and breathe through your nose! Oral taping reduces snoring and sleep apnea

Does your mouth fall open during sleep? Do you snore or stop breathing throughout the night? Take a tip from a baby to sleep well, and breathe through your nose! Oral taping is the trendy way of keeping your mouth closed all night – so you can sleep like a...

September 15th, 2017 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on Always Breathe Correctly: Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew

Always Breathe Correctly: Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew

In my new favorite book, Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew, ABC means Always Breathe Correctly. I found my copy on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Buteyko-Meets-Dr-Patrick-McKeown/dp/0956682308   This book is a fabulous resource for dentists, speech pathologists, and ENTs alike to use with patients and parents on proper breathing, which is nasal breathing. Oral breathing...

September 15th, 2017 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on ALF treats Collapsed Nasal Valve

ALF treats Collapsed Nasal Valve

ALF treats collapsed nasal valve – but what’s a collapsed nasal valve?   NASAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY The collapse of the internal nasal valves during inhalation reduces air flow through the nose, and increases the amount of pressure needed by the chest to overcome that limited inspiration. Nasal valve insufficiency looks...

September 15th, 2017 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on Dental ALF reduces Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dental ALF reduces Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A dental ALF reduces obstructive sleep apnea! WHAT? HOW? OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that occurs during sleep, wherein a person’s breathing decreases to the point of preventing air flow to the lungs. There are varying degrees of obstructive sleep apnea, and varying causes. One...

December 17th, 2016 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on ALF as Airway Appliance

ALF as Airway Appliance

Can an orthodontic appliance like the ALF serve to open the airway?  We think so! This diagram shows the anatomical relationship between the roof of the mouth (palatine and maxillae bones) and the base of the nose. If an ALF Advanced Lightwire Fuctional appliance can gently spread these maxillae and...

July 29th, 2014 | Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Solutions | Comments Off on Oral airway appliance therapy resolves moderate sleep apnea

Oral airway appliance therapy resolves moderate sleep apnea

This patient had been diagnosed with Moderate OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), meaning he would stop breathing in his sleep between 15-30 times an hour. His physician fitted the patient for a C-PAP but the patient did not tolerate it well, due to the leaking around the face mask. [su_row][su_column size=”1/2′]...

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