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Mesa, AZ dentist provides patients with snoring treatment options to stop chronic snoring

Dr. Edward Fritz offers Mesa AZ residents snoring treatment options.

We, or someone we know, might keep everyone else awake in the wee hours of the night with loud snores and gasps for breath. Most of the time, we gain comedic fun from this trait with jokes, gibes, and laughter at the snorer’s expense. New Health Dental, in Mesa, AZ, doesn’t laugh at the snores. Often, they are the symptom of a common but potentially serious health condition. That’s why we help devise treatment paths to help combat snoring. If you are being kept awake by a loved one’s snores or are the snorer yourself, we can help! Frequently, chronic … Continue reading

Custom oral appliances aid Mesa, AZ patients with sleep apnea

Sleep Aid from dentist in Mesa AZ

Millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating effects of sleep apnea. Fortunately, a sleep aid from your dentist can help. New Health Dental in Mesa, AZ is helping patients finally get a good night’s sleep with oral appliance therapy.   What is obstructive sleep apnea?   When we breathe, oxygen passes through the nose, mouth, and throat and ultimately ends up in the lungs. When this happens, the area in the back of the throat can collapse inward, but the muscles around it keep the airway open. If there is a disturbance in this process, the airway can be temporarily … Continue reading

Effective snoring and sleep apnea treatments in Mesa

Snoring and sleep apnea are believed to go hand in hand. However, just because a person snores, it does not mean that they have this sleeping disorder. Snoring can be a sign that sleep apnea exists, and if bed partners notice that it is accompanied with gasping for breath pauses in breathing, they may want to seek medical attention. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can result in the development and progression of many other medication conditions. It should not be taken lightly. With proper treatment, however, patients are able to control the condition and achieve deep, restorative sleep … Continue reading

Symptoms of sleep apnea in Mesa AZ

The word “apnea” is Greek in origin, it was derived from the word “a-pnoia” that means “without breath.” Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common condition characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep. The pauses can last for 10 seconds or longer. Patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea may suffer 10 or more episodes and hour, but those with severe apnea can suffer hundreds of episodes during a night’s sleep.   SYMPTOMS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA The most noticeable symptom (at least for your bed-mate) is loud snoring with intermittent pauses in breathing that usually ends with a gasp … Continue reading

Could you be dealing with sleep apnea? Mesa, AZ dentist explains some common symptoms.

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition that affects many patients in the Mesa, AZ region. Sleep apnea episodes occur when the patient simply stops breathing for more than 10 seconds during his or her sleep. These episodes happen frequently throughout the night, occurring repeatedly, all night long. Because sleep apnea episodes occur when the patient is asleep, it can often go undiagnosed.   Sleep apnea episodes are caused by obstruction of the airway, so snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. As the person sleeps, the tongue may fall back and partially or completely block the airway. However, … Continue reading

Mesa dentist describes how a dental appliance can help improve sleep apnea

It is believed that approximately 80 million individuals in the United States snore, and even more are affected by it every night—including bed partners and children. Snoring can have a negative effect on one’s sleep, as well as the sleep of those around them. It can also be a sign of a condition known as sleep apnea.   Sleep apnea is a condition that is caused by blockage of the airway. This can be caused by the tongue or misalignment of the jaw. While patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea by a physician are often told that a CPAP … Continue reading

What sleep apnea treatment can Gilbert area patients use?

Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental in the Gilbert area provides families with a variety of solutions for their dental health needs, but he also helps patients who are struggling with sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.   Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that affects many patients and they are often unaware. The symptoms often show up during the night with snoring and gasping for air, something the patients will not notice, but sleeping partners may. Patients may find that they are experiencing extreme daytime tiredness, never feel well rested, or wake with dry mouth. Symptoms such … Continue reading

Gilbert area dentist describes the best treatment for snoring caused by sleep apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea typically go hand-in-hand, but not always. Sometimes snoring is just that—snoring! Other times, it may indicate a sleeping disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. No matter what the cause, one of the best snoring treatment options may be achieved with a Gilbert area dentist.   Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental is a quality dentist who provides a wide range of preventative, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions. He can also help patients who struggle with snoring and sleep apnea concerns by providing oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is the use of a special plastic … Continue reading

Dentist in Mesa describes snoring solutions available

Snoring is a common complaint of many bed partners. Chronic snoring can affect the bed partner’s sleep every night, and it may be an indication of a more serious issue such as obstructive sleep apnea. Both chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be addressed with non-invasive snoring solutions such as oral appliance therapy.   Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental in the Mesa area offers his patients snoring solutions that provide an effective resolution to snoring and other problems associated with sleep. Oral appliances are specialized mouth guards that can be custom made for patients and worn at … Continue reading

What obstructive sleep apnea solutions are available for patients in the Mesa area?

Dr. Edward Fritz and the staff of New Health Dental in the Mesa community welcome patients who are dealing with many dental concerns, but also those who are interested in receiving treatment for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea.   Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can have many medical implications when left undiagnosed and untreated. The condition causes patients to be unable to breathe hundreds of times a night, resulting in them never reaching the restorative levels of sleep necessary to function at their best during the day. This can also cause problems such as daytime fatigue, … Continue reading