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The secret to regaining quality sleep and your health

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea – a condition that causes you to stop breathing during sleep – is a dangerous health problem that should not be ignored. It can cause loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, loss of energy, forgetfulness and depression. Worse, sleep apnea can lead to heart attack, impotence and stroke. Keep in mind that all snorers do not have sleep apnea even though snoring is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.

Common problem few people know about

About one out of every four American adults has sleep apnea – and nine out of ten of them don’t even know it. Nearly six out of every ten adults are chronic snorers who may be disrupting the sleep of family members and others around them. Fortunately, these problems are treatable. At Gentle Smiles, we use advanced dental devices similar to sports mouthguards to keep breathing passages open comfortably during sleep and prevent snoring.

Say goodbye to C-PAP!

If you or someone you know has used a C-PAP machine and mask for snoring or sleep apnea, you’ll love the quiet comfort of a custom dental appliance that is made just for you and your unique anatomy. You will also have the peace of mind knowing that your advanced device is easily transported on overnight trips and requires no replacement parts, special cleaning or electricity.

Get a restful sleep with Silent Nite®

Snoring research has shown that custom-fabricated dental devices worn at night can eliminate snoring. By moving the lower jaw into a forward position, a mouthguard can increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube, which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the airway's capacity and preventing soft tissue vibrations, Silent Nite can eliminate snoring. The latest clinical research reveals that dentist-prescribed oral devices have success rates of 70 to 100 percent.

The Silent Nite device keeps the airway open. The result: easier breathing and no snoring. The Silent Nite device positions the lower jaw forward using special connectors with transparent, flexible upper and lower forms. The fit is excellent and comfortable.

For milder cases of snoring, the Sona® anti-snore pillow may help. The pillow's unique shape facilitates sleep positions that can reduce or stop snoring. Whether you snore or have other symptoms that may indicate sleep apnea, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to try the latest nonsurgical treatments.

Call Gentle Smiles of Wind Gap at 610.863.4692 for information that could save your life or the life of a loved one with sleep apnea. You can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your time with us. Find us off Route 33. We see patients from Monroe County (Saylorsburg, Stroudsburg) and Northampton County (Nazareth, Bangor, Wind Gap, Palmer Heights).