Why is My CPAP Machine Causing Me Tooth Pain?

While modern CPAP machines are an effective tool for many people, others may experience negative side effects that require the use of different technologies or tools. If you notice any of the following uncomfortable symptoms, you may want to consider other treatments for your sleep disorder. What is a CPAP…

Do Genes Play a Role in Sleep Apnea?

Genetics are responsible for human traits that aren’t environmentally influenced as well as tendencies toward certain health conditions, including ENT conditions. At a deeper level, traits defined by a person’s genes can determine not only whether someone develops sleep apnea but also which type it will be. But how does…

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect My Health?

At first glance, sleep apnea doesn’t seem like a serious condition. After all, most people with sleep apnea don’t know they have it until they experience mysterious symptoms. However, sleep apnea can still drastically impact your health when it goes untreated. This guide will take you through some of the…

The Different Types of Sleep Apnea

If you have symptoms like fatigue or grogginess despite getting a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. There are actually a few different types of sleep apnea and they each have different causes. The best way to determine whether you have sleep apnea is by meeting with a…

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…