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Dental Sleep Medicine: The Link Between Sleep and Oral Health

Dental sleep medicine expert speaking with a patient.
Dentists look after your oral health, that’s no surprise. But some patients are surprised to find out that when it comes to sleeping problems, your dentist may be your best ally. If you snore or suspect you have sleep apnea, Dr. Paul Van Walleghem at Pointe Dental Group can help! As a Diplomate of the American Board … Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea Treatment is Often Covered by Medical Insurance!

 
 
Woman sleeping peacefully
If you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, see your doctor right away to confirm. They can help identify potential sleep apnea symptoms. If they believe you may have sleep apnea, they can refer you to an ENT, pulmonologist or neurologist who will be able to diagnosis you. Once you have been diagnosed, it opens up your sleep apnea treatment options, including … Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea in Women vs. Men

Sleep Apnea in Women vs. Men | Woman sleeping in bed with a mask attached to a CPAP device.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that impacts your sleep by causing your breathing to become shallow or even briefly pause throughout the night. For some, these problems can happen multiple times each night, which severely reduces their ability to obtain a restful night’s sleep. … Continue Reading

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Can Children Have Sleep Apnea ?

Tired child sleeps on his schoolbooks. pediatric sleep apneaThe term “sleep like a baby” is supposed to refer to a restful, restorative slumber. But like adults, not all babies and children can count on a regular, good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that interrupts a person’s breathing while they sleep. And while it’s most common in adults, pediatric sleep apnea affects a … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Questions About Sleep Apnea

Woman in bed plugs her ears as man snores next to her
Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired even after you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep? If you suffer from sleep apnea, that sleep may not have been as “good” as you’d hoped. In fact, it may actually be detrimental to your health. Sleep experts estimate that nearly 1 in 5 adults … Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea Causes & Best Treatments in SE Michigan

Woman covers her ears with a pillow and blanket while man snores next to her.Why would your dentist want to know about how you sleep? The answer to that question may be literally keeping you awake at night. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person’s airway is blocked when they sleep, and it has reached epidemic proportions. While the condition is usually diagnosed by a doctor or sleep specialist, … Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea: Over-the-Counter Oral Appliances Vs. Prescription Dental Devices

pharmacist helping customer with over the counter sleep apnea oral appliancesIf you have obstructive sleep apnea, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from the disorder, which causes you to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. These pauses in breathing occur when your soft palate becomes overly relaxed during sleep, causing your tongue to block your airway. While they typically last around ten … Continue Reading

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Read This If You Think You Have Sleep Apnea

Pointe Dental Group can diagnose untreated sleep apneaThink you may suffer from untreated sleep apnea? Has anyone mentioned obstructive sleep apnea to you? If so, please read the following article. Sleep apnea affects your health. You deserve to sleep peacefully, and be healthy! (Not sure what sleep apnea is? Read our blog: What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?)

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Pointe Dental Group can help treat your obstructive sleep apneaObstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes your breathing to pause for brief periods while you sleep. Although each pause tends to only last about 10 seconds, they can occur hundreds of times during the night, which disrupts your sleep cycle, and can lead to a host of health issues.

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