Los Angeles Sleep Apnea Doctor, Bijan Afar DDS, Offers Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Los Angeles sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, offers oral appliances such as snore guards to treat sleep apnea. An estimated 20 percent of American adults has some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Men tend to be more prone to sleep apnea than women, and the condition becomes more common with age. While snoring and daytime fatigue can be frustrating symptoms of sleep apnea, the condition is also associated with more serious health problems.
About Dr. Bijan Afar, Expert in Sleep Apnea Treatment Los Angeles
Dr. Bijan Afar is a popular Los Angeles sleep apnea dentist. He earned a degree in microbiology from UCLA before attending UCLA’s School of Dentistry, from which he received his Master of Science in Oral Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He received an Oral Biology Graduate Fellowship, the Hortense Fishbaugh Fellowship and the California State Fellowship as well as the NIH Dentist-Scientist Fellowship. This allowed him to continue his advanced education and research at the University of Washington, Seattle, from which he obtained his specialty degree. Today, Dr. Bijan Afar is considered an expert in his field and offers patients comprehensive solutions for their health and dental needs. Visit http://www.sleepapnealosangeles.net to learn more.
A dental device for sleep apnea is a special type of mouth guard that helps maintain an open airway. This reduces snoring and sleep apnea symptoms for healthier sleep patterns. When the airway is obstructed during sleep, blood oxygen levels can decrease. The brain rouses the sleeper just enough to restore the airway, which means that the patient may experience not just interrupted breathing but also interrupted sleep all night long. These interruptions are the primary cause of the increased health risks of sleep apnea. Dr. Bijan Afar offers consultations and can fit each patient with a sleep apnea mouthpiece that helps him or her enjoy better sleep.
Each oral appliance is made to fit the unique contours of a patient’s mouth. One design maintains the proper jaw position, and the other design supports the soft tissues of the mouth to keep them out of the airway during sleep. Patients may also benefit from lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, increased exercise, reduced alcohol intake and medication adjustments.
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