Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Specialist

Full Breath Center of Beverly Hills

Sleep Apnea Dentists & Orafacial Pain Specialists located in Beverly Hills, CA

The gold standard in sleep apnea treatment has long been a CPAP machine, but while it’s effective, it comes with drawbacks in noise and discomfort that discourage some people from using it. That’s why Bryan Keropian, DDS, who founded the Full Breath Center of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, developed special sleep apnea mouthpieces that are more comfortable and effective than other treatments available today. Call the Full Breath Center of Beverly Hills or schedule a consultation online today to find out how Dr. Keropian’s mouthpieces can reduce your snoring and improve your sleep.

Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Q & A

What are the signs that I need a sleep apnea mouthpiece?

Snoring is one of the most common signs of sleep apnea, but you may also suffer from:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Forgetfulness

While these symptoms indicate sleep apnea if your CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine or another mouthpiece is collecting dust in the closet, you may benefit from one of Dr. Keropian’s patented sleep apnea mouthpieces.

You don’t need to keep your family up all night with your snoring, or suffer the long-lasting negative impact that insufficient sleep has on your health.

Dr. Keropian has dedicated his practice to creating innovative and customized solutions for sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and related symptoms. He invented the Full Breath Solution to help patients like you get better sleep.

What is a sleep apnea mouthpiece?

A sleep apnea mouthpiece is a night guard that holds your soft tissue out of your airway. When that soft tissue partially or totally obstructs your airway while you sleep, it leads to snoring and sleep apnea. However, not all sleep apnea mouthpieces are created equal.

Dr. Keropian’s patented sleep apnea mouthpieces are highly customizable. They’re moldable to fit your teeth and gums precisely, and they also have adjustable wire tails that hold your tongue in place, so it doesn’t relax into your throat and block your airway.

Dr. Keropian also offers a mouthpiece that combines with a compressed oxygen machine to provide a steady stream of oxygen while you sleep, to both keep your airway open and enhance your body’s nighttime restoration and healing processes.

What are the benefits of a sleep apnea mouthpiece?

While CPAP machines are the number one treatment for sleep apnea, 60-80% of users reject the treatment.

Many dentists recommend mouthpieces that fit over the upper and lower jaw and push your jaw forward to drag your tongue away from your airway. Not only are these appliances uncomfortable, but they only reduce your blockage, which is clinically referred to as the Apnea-Hypopnea Index, by 42%.

Dr. Keropian’s customizable mouthpieces are more comfortable and effective than other sleep apnea devices on the market. Dr. Keropian’s mouthpieces are smaller and gently depress your tongue instead of pulling your jaw out of its normal position, which is sometimes called a bite.

Perhaps most importantly, all of these benefits mean that you’ll actually use the mouthpiece. Far too often, Dr. Keropian sees patients who have CPAP machines or other mouthpieces but don’t use them. Because you’ll use Dr. Keropian’s mouthpiece, you can count on your sleep apnea symptoms to lessen, so you get better, more restorative sleep.

Call Full Breath Center of Beverly Hills or make an appointment online today to learn more about Dr. Keropian’s patented mouthpieces and customized sleep apnea solutions.