Sleep Apnea

Here at Downey Cosmetic Dentistry, we work hard to help our patients who have sleep apnea.

People who have sleep apnea never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing.

There are some devices that can be helpful with sleep apnea. They help patients by keeping their airways open at night. There is also a procedure that can be performed if you have extra tissue in your throat. It reshapes your throat so that you can breathe much better.

If you have any questions about bruxism, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (562) 923-6226.

Snoring Prevention

We are pleased to be able to help our patients prevent snoring.

It is estimated that between thirty and fifty percent of people snore. Snoring affects not only your sleep but also the people with whom you live.

Snoring can cause major health problems. Besides causing you to be exhausted all the time, it can affect your blood pressure, making you more prone to strokes. It can affect your work and driving skills.

There are many ways to help prevent snoring. If you eat healthily and exercise regularly, you are less likely to snore. Also, people who are heavier are more likely to snore than people who are at a normal weight. Smokers are also more likely to snore.

You should sleep on your side instead of your back. It may help to raise the head of your bed a few inches. This position will greatly decrease your snoring. Any time you are having breathing problems, you should fix them as soon as possible. When you have a cold or stuffy nose, you will be more likely to snore.

If necessary, we can help you with your snoring. We offer a variety of options to help you keep your airways open at night to decrease your snoring.

Contact us today at (562) 923-6226 if you have a problem with snoring. We will gladly help you find a way to sleep better!