Alternative to CPAP

Molar Bear Family Dental

Breaking-up with your CPAP

It is estimated in the USA that 22 Million people suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when you are asleep and there is a blockage of the airway in the back of the throat caused by excess tissue.
If you have already been to a sleep physician and were prescribed a CPAP and you use it faithfully, good! Keep up the great work!
If you have already been to a sleep physician and were prescribed a CPAP and dislike it to the point of disuse, there is an alternative! 

Now, you might be wondering why is the dentist talking to me about my sleep?

At Molar Bear Dental, we are concerned not only with your dental health but your overall health.
Your body does not have parts that operate independently, but rather is a cohesive unit that works collaboratively.
Therefore, if one “system” is not doing well, it most likely is affecting another system.

If you are having an airway issue during your sleep your life and health is affected in many ways, such as:

  • Poor performance at work
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease
  • Irregular hormone production
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Acid Reflux/ GI issues

The good news is, you are not alone and we can help.

With our unique Sleep Treatment, which includes a Mandibular Advancement Device, your sleep health can be restored! The mandibular Advancement Device is a mouth-guard type appliance that in worn intra-orally while you sleep. Compared to the CPAP is much more portable and comfortable.  It is custom fitted to your mouth and moves your lower jaw forward to increase the airway volume while you sleep.

This device combined with our laser therapy gives you your “good night’s sleep” back! We monitor the results and make sure you are comfortable and that the treatment is effective.

Do you suspect you might have OSA? Call us today for your consultation.