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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wear a Sleep Appliance and Snore No More

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Suffer from morning headaches?
Do you have frequent morning headaches? Are you excessively sleepy during the daytime? Has your partner ever told you you gasp for air during sleep? If you've answered yes to these questions you should be evaluated by your doctor for possible sleep apnea which can be a serious disorder.
Custom Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard
Custom Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard
Oral mouth guards (appliances) for sleep apnea are often used as an alternate to surgery or a CPAP machine. There are a few options when looking for a custom sleep apnea mouth guard to alleviate chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The quality and quantity of your sleep could be greatly improved just by changing the position of your bite. It is important to have a professional help you find the right treatment for your specific needs. Follow up visits are necessary to insure the sleep appliance is working for you. While there are many devices sold over the internet, the fit would not be custom, are not effective and may make new problems for your teeth, mouth or jaw. When you come in for your appointment to discuss your options for a sleep apnea mouth guard, you will fill out a questionnaire so that we can fit you with the right solution. Are you ready for a better nights sleep?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Custom Retainers & Bleaching Trays

Ever wonder what goes into making a retainer or custom bleaching tray? Well here's a hyper-fast version of Dr. Bertolini in action:

What's happening in this video?

First we will take an impression your teeth, then create a model from it. Next, a blue material (called block out resin) is placed in specific areas where Dr. Bertolini doesn't want the custom tray or retainer to fit too tightly and then it's hardened with the curing light. Then, he will place your model into the machine that will mold the tray material to your the model of your teeth, creating the perfect fit. The doctor will then trim the new custom tray from the model and shape it to fit comfortably on your gums. Then later that afternoon or the next day we fit you with your new custom trays or retainers and give you instructions on care and wear. Now you know all that goes into protecting and whitening your wonderful smile!