Your Lifespan is Shortened if you do not
Solve your Snoring Sleep Loss
Stop Snoring Now!
We serve Santa Barbara and all of Los Angeles
(Snoring and Sleep Apnea can KILL you...literally.)
upcoming annual camping trip was just three weeks away and
jokes were already being conjured up. "Bring an extra
pillow" they teased. "We'll draw straws to see
who's stuck in Ted's tent ". As good natured as the
teasing was, for Ted it was embarrassing. He knew snoring
was common but he also knew his snoring was intrusive and
abnormally loud. Ted knew he needed some type of snoring
remedy to cure his snoring.
only being labeled "a snorer", Ted would routinely
wake up horribly tired in the mornings. Blaming it on too
many late nights, he vowed to get to bed earlier the next
night, always waking up with the same outcome – sluggish,
unmotivated and mimicking regular motions of the day.
all sounds too familiar occurrence; everyone has a snoring
story to tell. But what you may not know, is snoring can
be a danger to your health, affect your work, dissolve relationships
and be the underlying cause of many safety concerns.
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adequate sleep is not a luxury. You’re not at the
top of your game when you don’t get a good night’s
sleep. You become frustrated, irritable and easily aggravated,
even over little things. Let us help you so you can wake
up refreshed and looking forward to each day.
health should be your number one priority. You owe it to
yourself and your loved ones. No more exhaustion; no more
crankiness. Start getting enough sleep so you can fight
illness and disease, have better relationships and enjoy
Weiser will do a comprehensive evaluation and full analysis
and provide sleep solutions which can ultimately save you
from potentially long-term health problems. You deserve
the best advice possible. You deserve to have the best life
us know about your sleep problems
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Disorder Evaluation Form"
Sleep Apnea is often caused by a neuromuscular bite imbalance.
Approximately 18 Million Americans suffer from obstructive
sleep apnea according to the American
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. (2009)
Apnea is much more serious than just losing a little sleep;
it can cause problems ranging from chronic snoring to insulin
resistance to heart failure. Sleep
Apnea can become a life threatening medical condition
and should always be taken seriously.
Treating Sleep Apnea With Oral Appliances
Dental Sleep Apnea Treatment Appliance
you seek sleep apnea treatment from Los Angeles dentist,
Dr. Mark Weiser, you can rest assured that you are getting
care specifically designed for your situation. Dr. Weiser
reviews the results of your sleep study with a sleep physician.
Then, using his knowledge of dental sleep apnea treatment,
he develops a sleep apnea appliance with the help of a lab
that focuses on positioning your jaw to open the airway.
There are many oral sleep apnea appliances, and each works
in a different way. Essentially, they all position the jaw
and/or tongue forward. This opens the airway and facilitates
easier and more efficient breathing. You can learn about
the different sleep apnea devices available here.
appliances are not the only treatments available for obstructive
sleep apnea. Dr. Weiser has discovered that the most effective
solution for sleep apnea sometimes involves two or three
treatment options in combination with the oral appliance.
CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment
physicians are unaware of the neuromuscular causes of obstructive
sleep apnea. Their default method of treating sleep
apnea is to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)
machine instead of the oral appliance. CPAP machines force
air through a mask that must be worn over the nose and/or
mouth throughout the night. The CPAP uses this forced air
to hold the airway open with air pressure, ensuring the
patient can breathe without interruption.
appliances can be used to make CPAP treatment more comfortable
by lowering the pressure and water required and freeing
the patient of uncomfortable straps and a mask.
Orthodontic Sleep Apnea Treatment
not the first treatment that comes to mind for sleep apnea
patients, braces can actually be used to re-position and
realign your teeth and jaws by expanding the upper and lower
jaw, thereby creating more room in your mouth and ultimately
opening the airway. Read more about orthodontic sleep apnea
enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the cause of the obstruction,
sometimes they must be removed before an oral sleep apnea
appliance will do any good. Surgery can significantly reduce
blockage of the airway and increase blood oxygen levels.
Surgery should not be considered lightly; while it is usually
effective, surgery is a serious and irreversible option.
At times, the uvula must also be excised as part of an outpatient
procedure performed by an ENT specialist. There are also
more aggressive surgeries available such as the UP3 and
maxillomandibular expansion and/or advancement.
pillars may be installed as a part of an alternative sleep
apnea surgery. These small polyester implants are placed
in the soft palate during a single office visit. Unlike
removing tonsils, adenoids, or the uvula, this surgery is
reversible. The pillars strengthen and reinforce the soft
palate, similar to the way concrete is strengthened with
rebar. They also prevent the soft palate from vibrating
while the patient is sleeping.
Treatment for Central and Complex Sleep Apnea
and complex sleep apnea requires treatment in a close relationship
with a physician. In these situations, Dr. Weiser will work
with the physician to provide an oral sleep apnea appliance
called a TAP-PAP in conjunction with a CPAP air system.
By using the appliance, the patient avoids wearing a bulky
and uncomfortable mask. Instead, "nasal pillows"
guide the air directly into the nose. This allows the patient
to reduce the pressure setting required on the CPAP machine.
you"re always tired, don't hesitate to contact Dr.
Mark T. Weiser today at 805-754-3653 for the Santa Barbara
location or 310-237-6620 for the Los Angeles location.
Dentistry in Santa Barbara
has changed dramatically in the last few years and you can
now get metal free restorations in place of your old silver
fillings. Whether restoring a tooth to health or replacing
an existing metal filling, there are varieties of mercury
free restorations available.
options vary from composite resins for smaller fillings
to porcelain onlays and crowns for larger restorations.
An onlay is like a smaller version of a crown in which more
natural tooth structure is left untouched and intact. The
benefit of these is that they protect fragile tooth structure
and are chemically and physically "bonded" to
your tooth, restoring it back up to 97% of its original
The reasons for choosing mercury free restorations are quite
compelling: safety, strength and appearance! Today, silver-mercury
(metal) amalgams are obsolete. If you have old metal fillings
or even if you have new ones, your teeth and your health
are at risk! Not only do metal fillings detract from the
appearance of the teeth, turning them dark and gray, they
also damage the remaining part of the tooth they're meant
fillings expand and contract with temperature changes. This
movement weakens and cracks teeth. It also creates space
between the tooth wall and the filling, allowing bacteria
to enter, causing decay. Even worse is the controversy of
the hazards of amalgam fillings showing that they leak mercury
toxins for up to 20 years!
The FDA has recently ruled and reclassified dental
amalgams as a potentialy hazardous material!
at our office pride ourselves in calling our office not
only a mercury free office but a mercury safe office! Extra
safety measures are taken to safely remove toxic metal fillings
from your mouth, from the use of rubber dam barriers, removal
under heavy water and the patient use of positive oxygen
so no mercury vapors are being picked up.