What Causes Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow, frequent breathing throughout the night. These pauses, called apneas, can last from a few seconds to minutes at a time during sleep. People with sleep apnea may experience excessive daytime drowsiness and fatigue…

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TMJ and Treatment

Are you dealing with a TMJ disorder? Find out how to alleviate your discomfort.  Everything from dental misalignments to stress can lead someone to deal with an uncomfortable and common jaw problem known as a TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which are joints found on both sides…

Snoring And Sleep Disorders, What Can A Sleep Dentist Do For You?

Millions of adults in the U.S. are affected by a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. The condition is characterized by disruptive snoring and brief pauses in breathing throughout the night. If you are affected by snoring and sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy could help you achieve more restful…

Signs That You May Be Dealing With Sleep Apnea

Did you know that your dentist doesn’t just treat your teeth, but sleep apnea as well? Dental sleep medicine focuses on oral appliances for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This condition is recognizable by the tissue in the back of an individual’s throat collapsing as they sleep, blocking the airways…

We Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea can help you avoid serious health complications. Unfortunately, sleep apnea treatment methods aren’t always so comfortable. If your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine keeps you up at night, your Denver, CO, dentist, Dr. Steven Wilk of Denver Sleep Apnea Center offers a more pleasant sleep apnea…

Recall on CPAP machines, OAT is a great alternative

Philips recently announced a recall of CPAP devices (https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/philips-recalls-some-3-4-million-cpap-ventilator-machines-due-foam-part-2021-06-14/). This recall will affect many people that use CPAP machine to treat their Sleep Apnea.  Custom-made oral appliances are a great alternative to treat Sleep Apnea Denver Sleep Apnea Center has provided Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) to thousands of mild-to-moderate OSA…