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Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which a person pauses in their breathing while sleeping.  It is often associated with heavy snoring and sounds of trying to catch their breath. This can occur multiple times during the night sometimes as often as 30 times an hour.  In trying to catch their breath people with sleep apnea move from deep sleep into lighter sleep quite frequently.  As a result, their quality of sleep is very poor and they often feel tired during the day.

How To Treat Sleep Apnea?

One of the most common treatment methods for sleep apnea is the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device.  These are machines that sit next to the bed and include a mask that goes over the person’s nose and head.  While the CPAP is very effective at reducing sleep apnea, many people find wearing the device to be uncomfortable.  As a result over time they stop wearing it.

Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry we help patients suffering from sleep apnea through use of a dental appliance or sleep apnea mouth guard called a mandibular advancement splint.  This is a custom made mouth piece that we fit to your exact needs. The mouth guard treats snoring and sleep apnea by moving the lower jaw forward slightly which tightens the muscles of the upper airway to prevent obstruction while you are sleeping.

For many of our patients the sleep apnea mouth guard has been a great answer to help them sleep better and more comfortably.  If you suffer from sleep apnea and have a CPAP that is just sitting on your dresser click here to make an appointment so that we can evaluate you for the sleep apnea mouth guard.

Aesthetic Family Dentistry

26232 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 515-0404


If you're looking for a professional and highly trained dentist in the North Phoenix & Cave Creek area, you've come to the right place. Our amazing dental team is ready to take care of all your dental needs. We welcome patients from all over Phoenix, including the Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, Tatum Ridge, and Desert View Village neighborhoods. Some of our more popular dental services include: cosmetic dentistry, regular cleanings, exams, dental implants to take care of those missing teeth, teeth whitening for a brighter, whiter smile, and porcelain veneers for a more beautiful smile. Contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry to book your next appointment at our North Phoenix dental office today.