An alternative to CPAP
Better Sleep for a Healthier Life
Are you getting good sleep?
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.
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 www.aadsm.org.