Sleep Apnea and How Your Dentist can Help

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About Dr. Peter Zwier

For over 30 years, Dr. Peter J. Zwier has been providing a broad range of general and cosmetic dental services to Grand Rapids, meeting the needs of your whole family in one convenient location. Your oral health is extremely important to your body’s wellbeing, and a beautiful smile is a wonderful asset at any age.

Do you snore and keep your spouse awake every night? Are you over being exhausted throughout the day? Dr. Peter Zwier, in East Grand Rapids, can help your overall health and dental health by addressing the obvious problems of snoring, as well as the serious medical condition of sleep apnea.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is characterized by short or long interruptions of breathing while sleeping. The most common type of sleep apnea called obstructive sleep apnea, occurs due to a blockage of the airway, or when the soft tissue in the throat collapses and closes. This blockage prohibits proper breathing and may happen as frequent as 100 times throughout the night. Dr. Zwier’s sleep apnea appliance prevents this from happening.

Anyone, male or female, thin or overweight, may suffer from sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea may lead to further health complications, including high blood pressure, memory problems, headaches, weight gain, and constant drowsiness. However, this condition remains undiagnosed for many individuals due to lack of education, even though sleep apnea may have significant consequences. Thankfully, many health professionals, including your dental healthcare provider in Grand Rapids, Michigan, can help with sleep apnea.

How can Dr. Peter Zwier help in East Grand Rapids?

A visit to Dr. Zwier’s office can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Based on your condition, Dr. Zwier creates a snoring device or appliance to wear at night. This snore guard positions your jaws to maintain an open airflow while you sleep, which eliminates or significantly decreases your sleep apnea symptoms, including snoring!

If you are suffering from sleep apnea or persistent snoring that is a nuisance to yourself and your partner, call Dr. Zwier’s East Grand Rapids office to schedule an appointment today. During your appointment, he will discuss making a custom-made snore guard to improve your nightly rest.
Find out about your snoring symptoms today. You can also take our free survey below and send it to our office to see if you suffer from sleep apnea.

Digital Interactive Sleep Apnea Survey: Interactive ESS & GASP Form (Sleep Apnea Test)