Sleep apnea is a common and serious condition, which a lot of people don’t realize they have. Some possible effects are heart attacks, diabetes, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Michael Miyamoto, dentist from Maui, Wailuku, HI, decided to run an awareness campaign on the use of dental devices to treat sleep apnea. These specialized devices are worn by the patients during sleep and promote good sleep while helping patients increase energy throughout the day.
You can find out more about sleep apnea treatment here: https://mymauidentist.com/specialized-treatments/#sleep
Statistics from the SleepDisordersGuide.com indicate that approximately 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It further reports that 80% of those 22 million haven’t been diagnosed. Sleep apnea causes obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and can cause severe heart attacks.
The majority of people in the island of Maui are not informed on sleep apnea, its causes and how it can be treated. Dr. Miyamoto considers this to be a major concern. “It is a huge mistake to say all you do is snore when you could have sleep apnea. Getting a medical diagnosis is critical.”
When a person has sloppy throat tissues, or when their airways are blocked during sleep, snoring occurs. Snoring does take place with patients who have sleep apnea. However, these patients also experience breaks in their sleep as well as shallow breathing. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea can wake up as many as 100 times. Sleep apnea has different causes and this determines which treatment option is used to treat it.
If the sleep apnea is as a result of an obstruction, then an oral device is the best method to treat it. This is effective, fast, compliant with other treatment methods, and also energy efficient as it does not use electricity. The device works by creating space in the upper airway and kills two birds with one stone because it also eliminates snoring. It is the best option for treating obstructive sleep apnea due to its comfort while sleeping.
“I must say that the sleep apnea dental device is the best in the market right now for the treatment of sleep apnea. If you know someone with the disorder or you yourself have suffered from breathing problems at night, then get in touch with a licensed provider. They will first conduct a sleep study to determine if you need it and prescribe it once you are diagnosed. It is worth every minute of the sleep study,” said Dr. Miyamoto.
“I really appreciate having Dr. Miyamoto as my dentist!” said Becky G. “He is a great dentist, always learning & keeping up with new information/technology. He is caring and his office staff is amazing. I highly recommend them all!”
Dr. Miyamoto is very active in community service through food drives and free dental days, in addition to his high qualification in several areas, including TMD and Sleep Apnea Treatment, among others. His contribution to charitable work has seen him featured in several media networks, including CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX. Dr. Miyamoto serves the communities of Wailuku, Kahului, and others around Maui, HI.
Learn more about Dr. Miyamoto’s experience with the residents of Maui, Wailuku, Kahului by going to their website https://MyMauiDentist.com
Company Name: Miyamoto Dental Design Suite
Contact Person: Michael R Miyamoto DDS
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Phone: (808) 242-7007
Address:1885 Main St #203
Country: United States