Sleep Apnea

Searching for Sleep Apnea Solutions in the Niagara Region?

Consider a Dental Appliance

Sleep apnea can be a major health concern and inconvenience to your life. Not only does this condition have the potential to cause health problems, it also keeps you from getting a restful night’s sleep. While some patients have success with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, many others find the machines uncomfortable or unsettling. If you are searching for alternative sleep apnea solutions in the Niagara Region, consider consulting your dentist about a dental appliance. In recent studies, dental appliances have been found to help keep airways open, alleviating and reducing sleep apnea occurrences during the night. Schedule an appointment today to discuss this option with your dentist at Village Square Dental.

Recent Studies on Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea Treatments

For some time, the only option for sleep apnea treatment was a CPAP machine. While many professionals believed that dental devices could help the symptoms of sleep apnea, there wasn’t much research into the subject. This has changed in recent years as a group of researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia have begun testing dental appliances on subjects to determine their overall efficiency in treating sleep apnea.

From this study, researchers concluded that 2/3 of the individuals tested showed a significant enhancement in symptoms. Sleep apnea episodes in these subjects dropped from an average of 25 per night to 4 or 5 per night, and in some cases even less.

Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)

This type of device is one of the most common used to help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms. This device is a splint that keeps the tongue in a specific position, keeping the airway open and clear. Similar in looks to mouth guards worn by athletes, the device forces the lower jaw in a backward direction, allowing air to flow in and out freely. Studies on these devices have shown the following advantages for patients:


Our Valued Patients,

In response to the increase in Covid 19 cases in Ontario, the government has issued a province wide lockdown this week.

Fortunately, the Provincial announcement does not change the current treatments that we are scheduling and providing for you. All dental services are essential for overall good health.

We are continuing to screen, sanitize and disinfect at the highest level for the safety of all patients and staff.

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

The Team at Village Square Dental Centre