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We Are Protecting Our Patients During COVID-19. Green Dental of Alexandria is closely adhering to the guidelines of the CDC and American Dental Association (ADA) to provide protection for our valued patients. Cleanliness and sterilization have always been critical components of our dental practice. However, we’ve taken these standards to a superior level in order to improve safety and foster confidence for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep disorders plague millions of Americans and their bed partners. Sleep apnea is a significant concern. With this condition, sleep is interrupted anywhere from a few times to hundreds of times as your brain wakes you up to jump-start your breathing. These interruptions in your sleep pattern affect you and your sleep partner, as he or she listens to the irregular breathing, waiting for you to take your next breath.
Sleep apnea is the result of the airway collapsing when you fall asleep because the muscles in the back of your throat relax. They may collapse partially or entirely. Accurate diagnosis and treatment can restore restful sleep for you and your partner. A custom-made mouthguard can keep your teeth and jaw in the correct alignment to prevent throat muscles from collapsing. The proper mouthguard can also prevent snoring and teeth grinding.
Relief From Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Stress can cause teeth grinding, and a partially collapsed airway can lead to snoring. Both conditions can often be treated with an oral appliance. Teeth grinding can be eliminated by a mouthguard that cushions the upper and lower teeth and prevents them from coming together. A mouthguard can also be used to hold the jaw at an angle to keep the airway open during sleep. This prevents snoring when your muscles relax.
Lack of restful sleep can lead to a host of problems. Stay healthy and get the rest you need when you contact Green Dental for treatment of snoring, teeth grinding or sleep apnea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and get on the road to healthy sleep.