Our staff have been forerunners in the integration of dentistry and sleep related breathing issues. Our screening tools evaluate the oxygen levels in your blood as well as monitor your heart rate while you sleep. This information is then used to determine if you have any breathing conditions which should be treated by either sleep physicians and/or our staff.
It turns out that people who grind their teeth at night always have a breathing problem. If you can treat the airway issues, the grinding stops. Grinding teeth is extremely destructive to teeth and very expensive to repair. In the past we provided grind guards to protect the teeth; this was effective for tooth protection but did not make our patients feel better or improve their health. Now we are doing both.