Why You Should Consider a CPAP Alternative

CPAP AlternativeIn our Brevard dental office, we can provide you with a CPAP alternative to wear at night. Our solution can help you breathe freely so you wake up feeling refreshed and energized, rather than sluggish and tired. We know sleep apnea impacts millions of people. Unfortunately, many people do not realize this is the reason they live in a constant state of fatigue. When they find out, the typical solution is to use a CPAP machine.

The problem is that a CPAP machine is large and bulky, makes noise, and can make it uncomfortable to sleep at night. It can also impact the quality of sleep your spouse gets while sleeping next to you. As a result, many people simply give up within the first couple of weeks and refuse to use it. If you are in this situation or know someone who is, we encourage you to visit our dental office to discuss a CPAP alternative.

Here is how it works:

If a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, it is typically due to the lower jaw falling backward at night and the tongue with it. When the tongue blocks the airway, it can make a person choke, snore, or gasp for breath while sleeping. As a result, not enough oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream, and the body remains in a constant state of fatigue. Fortunately, since this type of sleep apnea is caused by an obstruction, removing that obstruction can help the patient breathe freely and get the necessary oxygen.

Our CPAP alternative is a small oral appliance worn at night. We make an impression of the patient's mouth and take measurements so that we can create the oral appliance in the lab. The appliance will fit snuggly and securely on the patient's teeth. The appliance looks like a retainer but it keeps the lower jaw and tongue in the forward position while the patient sleeps. It is a simple concept that is incredibly effective. By simply preventing the jaw from falling backward, the level of oxygen one receives will go up.

The benefits

There are many benefits to our CPAP alternative, including:

Being discreet. Since the oral appliance is small, patients can keep it in their pocket or on a bedside table and put it in their mouth when going to bed.

Being easy to use. There are no machines to hook up or turn on. Patients simply wear the device at night on a regular basis.

Ability to travel. A CPAP machine is bulky and has to be its own carry-on. That is not the case with an oral appliance. All one needs to do is put the oral appliance in a small case and toss it into the bag.

Being comfortable. Our CPAP alternative does not come with tubes, so there is nothing protruding from your mouth that could interrupt your sleep or cause you discomfort.

To learn more about our innovative and effective solution, call our office at (828) 974-3326 and schedule an examination.

Recent Posts

Know The Details Of Sedation Dentistry

Thinking sedation dentistry might be able to help you overcome your dental phobia? Many people avoid going to the dental office because they have some form of dental phobia. Regular dental appointments are an essential part of your good oral health. When you avoid seeing your dentist as often as you should, which should be…

Breathe And Stay Calm

As a sedation dentist, we offer patients who struggle with anxiety at the dentist an alternative. Sedation methods can be short-term and will not have too long of an effect after the appointment is complete.Sedation DentistAt Carolina Smiles Family Dental in Brevard, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where…

Don't Ignore A Dental Checkup

People who have dental anxiety will avoid visiting the dentist and increase the risk of infection. We can accommodate your needs to help deal with dental anxiety and provide you the necessary treatment.Dental AnxietyAt Carolina Smiles Family Dental in Brevard, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our…

Take Care Of Your Smile

Our dental practice strives toward a core focus of treating our patient's teeth in an efficient and comforting manner. We will ensure that all dental issues and concerns are dealt with as soon as possible.Dental PracticeAt Carolina Smiles Family Dental in Brevard, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where…


Recent Posts

How A Smile Makeover Can Have A Lasting Impact

How A Smile Makeover Can Have A Lasting Impact

A smile makeover can be used to turn unsightly teeth into fantastic-looking ones. It is a combination of treatments used to fix cosmetic issues that negatively affect the way a person's teeth look.The way your teeth look is a vital part of your appearance since it is one of the most obvious things about you…

What Are CEREC Veneers?

What Are CEREC Veneers?

Did you know you can get CEREC veneers in a single visit? In the past, you would have to go to the dentist twice to get veneers. With CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), your dentist will prepare your teeth, create the veneers and place the restorations in the same visit. The length of…