CAPE CORAL, Fla., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dr. Mauricio Martinez and the team at Gulf Coast Smiles raise awareness of the harmful systemic effects of untreated obstructive sleep apnea as well as common symptoms to look out for including daytime fatigue and snoring in Cape Coral, Fla. Dr. Martinez welcomes patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and treats the condition with guided lifestyle changes, oral appliance therapy, and CPAP therapy.
Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repeated and frequent cessations in breathing. During sleep, the muscles and tissue in the mouth and throat relax, partially (snoring) or fully blocking air from passing through to the lungs. The body responds by partially waking to reopen the upper airway, an interruption to normal sleep patterns that can happen many times during the night. Sleep apnea increases the risk of:
- Chronic fatigue
- Heart disease
Dr. Martinez treats diagnosed sleep apnea by recommending lifestyle changes and by offering oral appliance or CPAP therapy. Lifestyle changes include reducing or stopping smoking, tobacco use, and alcohol use, as well as weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. Oral appliance therapy uses custom mouthguards worn over the teeth to keep the lower jaw from falling backward and blocking the airway during sleep. CPAP therapy involves using a device worn over the mouth and nose that forces air to the lungs to keep the airway open. Dr. Martinez finds that one or more of these methods can successfully lessen the severity of sleep apnea and reduce or eliminate snoring.
Gulf Coast Smiles is dedicated to excellent patient experiences and offers comprehensive dental care using innovative techniques and technology. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Martinez has helped countless patients improve their sleep and quality of life through custom sleep apnea treatment.
Patients suffering from sleep apnea or snoring in Cape Coral, FL can contact Gulf Coast Smiles for a no-referral consultation. New patient inquiries can be made by calling 239-266-2789 or visiting http://www.gulfcoastsmiles.com.
About the Practice
Gulf Coast Smiles offers comprehensive dental care to patients in Cape Coral, FL and surrounding areas. Passionately practicing dentistry for over 15 years, Dr. Mauricio Martinez strives to provide his patients with caring and custom treatments while implementing the latest technology and innovative techniques whenever possible. Dr. Martinez is a Diplomate of the American Dental Implant Association and has achieved Fellow status with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Gulf Coast Smiles conveniently offers numerous general, cosmetic and implant dentistry treatments to help patients reach the healthy and beautiful smiles they need. To learn more about Dr. Martinez, his team or the services offered at Gulf Coast Smiles visit http://www.gulfcoastsmiles.com or call 239-266-2789 to schedule a consultation.
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