05-19-2011

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

File this one in the “truth is stranger than fiction” file!  We made a Somnodent appliance for one of our patients who snores and has sleep apnea (he stops breathing many times while he sleeps).  Almost immediately after we made is for him, he lost it and could not find…

12-16-2009

Somnomed/Somnodent Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea for those that can’t tolerate CPAP in San Francisco, Oakland, Piedmont, Emeryville, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek

Snoring is common but not normal. Snoring is often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition where the patient stops breathing many times during a typical night of sleep. Many sleep apnea patients do not snore and are known as “silent” apnea patients. Here in our Piedmont office, we…

06-13-2008

Tonsils, airway, and orthodontics

This very sweet 12 year old girl came into my office for an Invisalign consult. She has already been through the first round of orthodontics with traditional braces. She only bites on her 1st molars. No other teeth touch. Her tongue is constantly resting between her upper and lower teeth…