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1 in 5 Adults Has Mild Sleep Apnea.
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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens when a person’s breathing is disturbed during sleep. People with undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea stop breathing normally and repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.

The word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” There are three types of apnea.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Is the most common and is caused by a blockage of the airway, when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.
  • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA): Is when the brain fails to signal the muscles for breathing due to disturbances in the respiratory control center in brain.
  • Mixed Sleep Apnea: Is a mixture of the two.

The SNORE GUARD appliance helps reduce airway turbulence and stops snoring. These custom sleep apnea mouthpieces are very effective in treating patients with mild or moderate sleep apnea.

Concerned About Sleep Apnea?
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Sleep Apnea Tests and Diagnosis

If you have any of above symptoms, we may ask you to have a sleep apnea test, called a Polysomnogram. We offer a take home sleep study test that you can do in the comfort of your own bed. The result are analyzed by a qualified sleep specialist to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea. Our Physicians will prescribe the proper oral appliance for treatment.

Most Medical Insurances cover the study, testing and oral appliances.

Am I at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. Risk factors for sleep apnea include:

  • Nasal obstruction due to a deviation in septum, allergies, or sinus problems
  • Being male
  • Being overweight
  • Being over age 40
  • Having a large neck size (17 inches or greater in men and 16 inches or greater in women)
  • Having large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw bone
  • Having a family history of sleep apnea
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD (Acid Reflux)
Risks and consequences

If left undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can result in serious health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure, irregular heartbeats
  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression and fatigues
  • Worsening of ADHD
  • Severe Headaches
  • Under-performance at work and social activities.
  • Academic underachievement
  • Motor vehicle accidents
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea (One or combination of the following)
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up multiple times with a sore or dry throat
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  • Occasionally waking up with a clogging or gasping sensation
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decreased interest in sex and impotency
“I create beautiful smiles that reflect the best of who you are.”

Dr. Shelyan has always been interested in the artistic aspect of his career which is Cosmetic Dentistry.  He believes that anyone at any age should have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Dr. Shelyan listens to his patients and their concerns and together with the patient creates a dental treatment plan which best benefits the patient’s oral health.

He is committed to giving patients a comfortable and pleasant dental visit. He reduces fear and anxiety by using soft music, aromatic candles, and relaxation techniques. He is also certified in Sedation Dentistry.

Dr Shelyan is a member of the following Organization and Associations

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Los Angeles Dental Society (LADS)
  • Certified by the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • Permitted by California Dental Board to practice Sedation Dentistry
  • Member of Sleep Group Solutions, which specializes in Sleep Apnea



At Forever Smile Dental Care…

Our patient’s comfort and satisfaction is our highest priority.

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