Tired of Losing Sleep?
At the office of Dr. Alan J. White & Dr. Jesse Myers, we are committed to helping you improve not only your oral health, but also your overall health! Snoring, and it’s more serious companion sleep apnea, may have serious health consequences that can be easily treated and averted by your dentist.
In addition to being annoying to your partner and those around you, snoring is oftentimes an indication of a more serious underlying problem called sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when you sleep and the muscles of your throat relax to the point of restricting your airflow. This causes vibration which causes that familiar sound (ZZZZ…!!!) If the airflow is restricted enough, you fail to get adequate oxygen and that is sleep apnea!
Persons with sleep apnea have an increased risk for:
—High blood pressure (If you’re not getting enough oxygen, your heart pumps harder trying to get more oxygen)
—Heart Disease (Obviously, if your heart is having to pump harder, it’s more likely to have a heart attack or fibrillation)
—Stroke (80% of stroke patients have sleep apnea!)
—Diabetes (80% of persons with Type 2 Diabetes have sleep apnea also)
—Weight Gain (It’s a vicious circle. The heavier you are, the more likely you are to have sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, it’s harder to lose weight.)
—Falling asleep at the wheel
The first thing we need to determine is whether or not you have sleep apnea or if you’re simply a snorer. This is accomplished by a simple at-home sleep study. We have everything you need here in our office. We will instruct you how to hook yourself up to the apparatus and then you spend the night as you normally would in your own bed. The next day, our computer will analyze your results.
Snoring can be treated with a simple oral appliance (similar to a retainer) that you wear when you are sleeping.
Mild and moderate sleep apnea can also be treated with a similar oral appliance. Sleep apnea is a medical condition and treatment is oftentimes covered by medical insurance.
Severe sleep apnea is best treated by a sleep physician and a CPAP machine.
We invite you to call or visit us to learn more about sleep apnea treatment and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
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Because dental expertise makes a difference. We love people and we love dentistry here at Dr. White’s office. We’re in the business of creating beautiful smiles for all ages. Your smile is important to us. But before you choose us as your dental home, here are several before and after examples of the level of dental care we provide our patients. Our team is trusted throughout Staunton and the surrounding area and we’d love the chance to earn your trust, too. If there is anything we can help you with, please feel free to give us a call!
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601 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401
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