Sleep better tonight.

A custom oral appliance is now available to help treat snoring and sleep apnea.

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Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by symptoms such as sleep deprivation, excessive snoring, frequent headaches, and persistent daytime fatigue.

If you or someone you know experiences disruptive snoring or sleep apnea, Dr. Akerman in Houston is here to provide much-needed relief through a personalized oral appliance tailored to your specific needs.

Using custom oral appliances for treating sleep apnea has gained popularity as the public becomes more aware about their effectiveness as an essential treatment option for many individuals with sleep apnea.

These appliances, akin to athletic mouth guards or orthodontic appliances, are worn while you sleep. They function by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward,  which keeps the airway open and preventing the tongue and upper airway muscles from collapsing and obstructing air.

Custom oral appliance therapy (OAT) has received official approval from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as the primary treatment option for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Additionally, the AASM recommends the use of custom oral appliances for patients with severe OSA who are unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.

Being fitted for a custom oral appliance is not only the first-step in improving how well you sleep, but also an essential, potentially life-saving treatment option.

Do NOT put this off and do NOT delay. Contact Dr. Akerman at Gentle Dental Center right now!

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Meet Dr. Akerman

Dr Marina Akerman is the founder of Gentle Dental Care offices. She has been practicing dentistry in the Houston area since 1982. She now focuses her practice on a sleep disorders. Dr Akerman is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine , the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association. Dr Akerman has successfully treated numerous patients with obstructive sleep apnea, providing long lasting relief.

The oral appliance that Dr. Akerman uses is FDA approved and covered by insurance. It is super comfortable, quick to clean, never noisy and effortlessly portable and is a refreshing alternative to bulky CPAP machines, surgery, and other inconvenient methods. All of her treatments are research-based, patient-focused, and customized to your individual needs. So stop dealing with poor sleep and loud snoring and have your sleep apnea treated by an experienced professional!