QUESTION: How can a dentist help with my snoring?

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Snoring may be common but it is not normal. Snoring can be a red flag for sleep apnea. It is one of the symptoms, along with shortness of breath, that arouses you from sleep, sporadic pauses in your breath during sleep, and disproportionate daytime drowsiness. If you have any of these signs, you need to determine why.

Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart failure, and arrhythmias; as well as increase work-related or driving accidents.

I have been practicing orthodontics for adults and youth for 20 years in Monmouth County, currently in Colts Neck at the Colts Neck Center for Orthodontics and Invisalign. My involvement with sleep apnea is a personal one. My incessant snoring was an issue with my wife, so I had a sleep study done and found out that I had severe sleep apnea. I tried the standard CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) mask, only to find it annoying and difficult to sleep with. I tried numerous devices and dental appliances, but they were all uncomfortable and ineffective.

While working with doctors from Stanford University Medical Center, I was introduced to, and now personally wear, the first dental appliance for snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). It is a perfect alternative for those who cannot tolerate their CPAP therapy. This appliance is FDA approved as a medical device in two separate classifications; (1) as a mandibular repositioner for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, and (2) as a nasal dilator for improved ease of breathing. Medical insurance will pay for this device.

I have brought my many years of dental expertise, personal experience, and research into the Chase Dental Sleep Care of Central New Jersey to assist others in determining the cause of their snoring and the best treatment for it. It has impacted my own life in such a positive way; I hope to share the experience with you.

Give us a call and let us help you with your sleep and snoring issues as well as all of your family’s orthodontic needs. My friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere is the perfect place to end your quest for good health and a good night’s sleep.

Dr. John M. Young, Jr.
Colts Neck Center for Orthodontics and Invisalign
Chase Dental Sleep Care of Central New Jersey
273 Route 34, Suite 705  |  732-761-8300  |