I love my new smile! I am so happy with how my teeth look- I did not realize that they could look this good with all the spaces closed and chips repaired- my new smile looks better than my natural teeth ever did.

– Shelley

Cosmetic Dentistry For New Patients
Smile Gallery Appointments

Snoring Prevention Treatment

Dentist in Chesapeake

Capture_00004Patient2-240x300Do you snore? Snoring is not only annoying (to you and your partner), but it can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition caused by obstruction near the base of the tongue. Snoring prevention treatment can help you in many more ways than just one.

The real problem with sleep apnea isn’t snoring – it’s when snoring stops. When the snoring stops, so does your breathing. In fact, OSA can cause you to stop breathing hundreds of times in one night and often for a minute or longer.

Symptoms of OSA

  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Morning Headache
  • Irritability
  • Impaired Memory And Judgment
  • Mood Disturbance

Risks of OSA

As if chronic daytime sleepiness isn’t enough, more serious problems are associated with this disorder. Sleep apnea patients are much more likely to suffer from:

  • Heart problems (heart attack, congestive heart failure, hypertension)
  • Strokes
  • A higher incidence of work related and driving related accidents
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Generalized inflammation
  • Bruxing (teeth grinding)

Left untreated, Obstructive Sleep Apnea can shorten the average life span by 10 years.

Dr. Brown Can Help Stop The Snore

During sleep, your throat area relaxes, allowing these structures to collapse and obstruct airflow. Dr. Brown can prescribe and fit a custom-made oral appliance to gently prevent your airway from collapsing during relaxed sleep. Ready to get back to sleep? Talk with Dr. Brown about snoring prevention today.