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Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by in Colorado Springs Completes TMJ & Sleep Disorder Continuing Education Course

November 11, 2013

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Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by in Colorado Springs recently earned 16 continuing education hours by completing the “Motor Nerve Reflex Testing” course in San Diego, CA.  The course was directed by Dr. Steven R. Olmos, whose commitment to helping patients overcome Sleep Disorders, Craniofacial Pain and TMD has made him world renown. Learn more about the course here.

“At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego our mission is to find the true root cause of TMJ Pain, facial pain, headache pain and sleeping difficulties so that we can direct successful, non-surgical TMJ treatments and provide Sleep Apnea help with oral appliance therapies for adults and children.”

TMJ and sleep apnea issues are also addressed at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs. Please call (719) 599-0700 to schedule a complimentary consultation to evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatment options.

Start Sleeping Again-Stop Snoring with Somnodent MAS

October 24, 2011

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Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design feels priviliged to assist our patients who endure sleep loss, work and health concerns, and even relationship issues because of snoring.

We’re proud to offer our patients SomnoDent MAS a clinically proven, leading-edge treatment.

What is sleep apnea?

The word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of the condition, which is characterized by a restriction in the airway that impedes breathing. Sufferers stop breathing for several seconds or a minute at a time, and these episodes occur repeatedly during the night.

For patients diagnosed with OSA, Dr. Gasper may prescribe a custom oral appliance to keep them breathing freely throughout the night. The appliance he prefers is made by SomnoMed, called the SomnoDent MAS. This device positions the jaw forward so the airway stays open while you sleep.

Learn more.

Dr. Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design helps Colorado Springs sleep better

July 29, 2011

Filed under: Sleep Apnea,Snoring,SomnoMed — admin @ 6:35 pm

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Sleep experts say we need between six and eight hours of sleep to feel rested and function at our best during the day.

For some, this simply means going to bed at a reasonable time.

However, there are people who cannot feel rested no matter what time they go to bed because they snore, share the bed with someone who snores, or suffer from sleep apnea.

Causes of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

As we sleep, our muscles are relaxed. When the tongue and throat muscles relax, they can block the airway.

A partial collapse of the airway results in the sound we call snoring. A complete collapse of the airway cuts off breathing and results in an apneic event.

When this happens, you will wake up and begin breathing again because your muscles are no longer relaxed. This may happen as little as five times every hour, or as many as 30 or more times an hour.

Obviously, your sleep pattern is going to be affected.

The SomnoDent MAS is worn over the teeth, much like a sports mouth guard, as you sleep. It pushes the jaw forward from its natural position and, like other oral appliances, keeps the tongue in position and tightens the soft tissue to keep your airway open.

Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs provides the SomnoDent MAS.  Learn more about it on our website.

Please call 719-599-0700 for your consultation.