Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Does your partners’ snoring keep you up at night? Snoring can be an indication of a deeper medical issue known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes and strokes.
Our office is concerned with our patients’ health and screens everyone for possible signs of apnea and may advise you to seek attention from your medical doctor and a referral for a sleep study.
Dentistry offers various solutions for addressing sleep apnea, snoring, and related breathing issues. These solutions range from oral appliances and orthodontic expansion to laser therapy and techniques promoting nasal breathing.
A Better Way to Track Your Sleep
Cornerstone Dental is proud to use the advanced technology of the SleepImage ring. The SleepImage Ring is a wearable device that can be comfortably worn on your finger. It offers convenience while effectively tracking your sleep patterns throughout the night. As you sleep, this ring collects data that is then transmitted to a dedicated app on your smartphone. This data can be used by your sleep clinic dentist to accurately assess the quality of your sleep. Our Burlington dentists will be able to provide personalized solutions to your snoring and other sleeping issues.
How Can We Help?
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Mandibular Advancement Devices or MADs are custom-made oral appliances that reposition the lower jaw slightly forward, helping to keep the airway open during sleep. They are effective for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Nasal Breathing Techniques
Our dentists can give personalized breathing exercises to promote nasal breathing, which helps filter and humidify the air, reducing the risk of snoring and sleep apnea.
Orthodontic devices can be used to expand the upper jaw (maxilla) in children and some adults. This expansion creates more space for the tongue and can improve airflow, reducing breathing problems during sleep.