DAVIDSON, N.C., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Drs. Steven White, Brad
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs during rest when the soft tissues in the back of the throat fall into the airways. This creates a blockage that signals the brain to breathe heavily, resulting in snoring, gasping for air and coughing. People with serious sleep apnea may experience these episodes of limited breathing more than 30 times in a one-hour period.
Although sleep apnea sufferers may not realize they have the condition, being aware of specific signs can help identify the issue. Common symptoms and side effects related to sleep apnea include chronic morning headaches, dry mouth upon awakening, daytime exhaustion despite enough hours of sleep, memory loss and mood changes. Some research suggests links between sleep apnea and systemic problems such as heart disease.
Drs. White, Haines and Fischer routinely help patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Often, these dentists recommend that sleep apnea sufferers wear a custom-created mouth guard that goes over their teeth at night. This appliance slightly pushes the lower jaw out, opening the airways and reducing snoring in the process. Mouth guards may be worn alone or as part of a sleep hygiene protocol that includes a medically approved CPAP device.
Individuals from the Davidson, NC area who have been told they have sleep apnea are encouraged to contact dentists Drs. White, Haines and Fischer for treatment. Appointments to resolve snoring and other related issues can be made at their practice located in Cornelius, NC by calling 704-896-9535.
About the Dentists
White and Haines Advanced Dentistry is a general dental practice offering personalized dental care to patients in Cornelius, NC. Dr. Steven White offers more than 20 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. He has served as a mentor at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning as well as an instructor with the Advanced Aesthetics Program. Dr. Brad Haines was named a Top 40 Dentist Under 40 in Incisal Edge Magazine and brings more than a decade of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Colton Fischer brings a patient-centric approach to care, participating in programs that give back to the community including the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation's Missions of Mercy (MOM). Drs. White, Haines, and Fischer strive to understand each patient's unique set of goals to help them reach a healthy smile and they are members of the American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and Charlotte Dental Society, among many others. To learn more about Drs. White, Haines, or Fischer, or the services they offer at their practice, please visit their website at http://www.drswhiteandhaines.com or call 704-896-9535 to schedule an appointment.
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