An alternative to CPAP

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About obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing the soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, irritability, fatigue and insomnia are all signs that you could be losing shut-eye to sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be a potentially life threatening condition. It can increase the risk for other serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence.

A word about traditional CPAP Treatment

The traditionally prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. It involves sleeping with a face mask connected by tubing to a constantly running machine. Although CPAP is effective, up to half of patients don’t adhere to the treatment. Dentists can provide an alternative sleep solution with oral appliance therapy.

An easy & effective treatment

Oral appliance therapy

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Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that fits easily into your lifestyle. A dental oral appliance looks like the sports mouth guard and is worn only during sleep. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway, preventing sleep apnea and snoring.

Once you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea by a sleep physician, a dentist experienced in dental sleep medicine can make a custom-fitted oral appliance using models of your teeth. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans. Patients like it because it’s comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, convenient for travel and easy to clean.

Treating snoring or sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. Custom-fit oral appliances from Dr. Hoover at SJ Dental Sleep Center can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.

If you have concerns about snoring and sleep apnea, it may be time to make an appointment. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, I can recommend a sleep physician to help you get started on your path to treatment. If you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, I can fit you with an oral appliance. Our team at SJ Dental Sleep Center is ready to answer your questions about obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy.

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About Us

Meet Dr. Ken Hoover

Dr. Ken Hoover graduated as a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in 1987 from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has practiced General Dentistry at Main Street Family Dentistry, along with his wife Deborah, since 1992. Dr. Hoover has placed a greater emphasis on Dental Sleep Medicine since 2015, and now dedicates his professional career to it. He provides this service at South Jersey Dental Sleep Center in Medford, NJ.

Dr. Ken Hoover is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Hoover helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective treatment that is covered by most insurance plans. AADSM membership provides Dr. Hoover with access to educational resources and practice management tools that help him better serve his patients by providing the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about AADSM, visit

Dr. Ken Hoover, DMD
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Member

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