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Treat your Sleep Apnea with us

Tired of waking up without feeling rested and energized?

Chronic fatigue, zero energy, alarm clock on repeat, dragging yourself out of bed, depending on multiple cups of coffee to get you through life… if you’re familiar with this scenario and all you crave is a good night’s sleep and waking up ready to conquer your day, then you may be suffering from sleep apnea and if you are, it’s definitely something you must look into.

What is sleep apnea?

It is a fairly common sleep disorder during which breathing repeatedly stops and starts – sound serious? That’s because it is. When an adult or a child suffers from sleep apnea their breathing is interrupted and/or becomes abnormal multiple times during sleep. In addition to compromising your restorative sleeping hours and negatively affecting your daily life, sleep apnea affects the body’s oxygen supply, which in turn can originate other health issues such as: 

If you’re snoring, you may have sleep apnea

Snoring is not normal, nor is it something that some people simply experience – in addition to deeply impacting your most personal relationships, it can also negatively impact your health. More often than not, snoring is a breathing symptom linked to a sleep disorder that can range from upper airway resistance to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The severity of this syndrome depends on how much the airway is blocked (degree of airway obstruction) and on the location of that blockage. 

In other words, stay aware. If left undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can evolve into a very complex disturbance, so consider the following as potential warning signs:

  • Loud snoring (that may also be keeping your partner up!)
  • Breathing pauses during sleep
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Choking or snorting sounds during sleep 
  • Waking up with a dry mouth and/or sore throat
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty staying asleep)
  • Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
  • Difficulty concentrating while awake
  • Irritability/Impatience

How Dental Sleep Medicine helps you treat your sleep apnea

Dental Sleep Medicine is part of White Clinic’s holistic and 360º approach to general health and wellbeing. Dentistry plays a fundamental role in assessing and treating sleep apnea and thanks to our 100% digital workflow, carefully constructed and closely monitored treatment protocol, we are proud to be pioneers in Dental Sleep Medicine in Portugal. We can’t stress enough how important good sleep is for you, so we’ve partnered with Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh, a world-renowned researcher and innovator in dental sleep medicine. Together, we will help you get your restorative sleep back. Find out how.

Step 1 – 360º Diagnosis

Book your sleep consultation with White Clinic and get ready to discuss your case in-depth, backed by a specific sleep apnea questionnaire. This first consultation also includes a 3D craniofacial and nasal airway CBCT (Cone Beam Computer Tomography), an intra-oral scan, photographs and a simple at-home sleep test. Our entire workflow is digital and precise, so we have a clear view of your unique case right from the start.

Step 2 – Case Analysis

With our preliminary research done, all the information collected is sent to Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh in Canada for his own analysis. Our team and Dr. Charkhandeh then sit down for a conference call where your case is assessed and the best treatment plan for your specific diagnosis is outlined.

Step 3 – Treatment Plan

During your second consultation, we will discuss your diagnosis and treatment recommendation. We work with the most advanced Mandibular Advancement Device on the market. In order to fit you for your customized sleep apnea fighting device, we’ll proceed with a more detailed intra-oral scan of your mouth, so we can obtain the mold necessary to design a mouth piece that is 100% tailored to you.

Step 4 – Customization of your sleep device

You will have your own personalized sleep device, a comprehensive 100% digital solution for deep sleep. This high-tech Mandibular Advancement Device is totally adapted to your jaw biomechanics, which means that by simply pushing the jaw forward and pulling the tongue away from the back of the throat, the size of the upper airway automatically increases, reducing the air resistance that triggers snoring and sleep apnea. Completely 3D printed using CAD/CAM technology, this small and comfortable device brings with it huge benefits and effectiveness.

Step 5 – Follow ups

We’ll see you in 4 weeks to reevaluate. During and after that period, we’re always available for any questions or concerns you may have, supporting you throughout the first 6 months of your sleep apnea treatment and at the end of which we’ll once again run our easy sleep test to evaluate the treatment results so far and outline the steps necessary to continue getting a good night’s sleep, every night.

Meet Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh

Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. He also earned fellowships from the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He then furthered his education and training by completing a Research Fellowship in the area of “Sleep and Dental Sleep Medicine” at the University of Antwerp Hospital (UZA), in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is also currently working on his PhD project.

As a well-known and passionate educator, researcher and innovator in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Charkhandeh has lectured all over the world and is actively involved in clinical research in Dental Sleep Medicine, focused on developing new technologies to improve treatment outcome predictability and patient selection in Oral Appliance Therapy for patients with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and improving clinical workflow efficiencies, utilizing different digital technologies. 

He is the founder and director of the Alberta Dental Sleep Medicine Study Club and the Clinical Director at The Snore Centre in Canada. He is also the Chief Dental Officer at Zephyr Sleep Technologies, the developer of “MATRxTM” Technology. A major advocate for the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to Dental Sleep Medicine which focuses on the collaboration of Sleep Physicians, Sleep Dentists and other healthcare professionals, been treating OSA patients for over a decade and has helped educate thousands of dentists around the world in Dental Sleep Medicine.

Sleeping enough hours,
profoundly and uninterruptedly is crucial

Our beauty sleep goes so much deeper than simple rest and energy restoration. We need our sleep to truly function, to keep ourselves healthy and with optimal performance in all areas of our lives. We need our sleep to feel happy, relaxed and stress-free. Our minds and bodies depend on it. Sleep, well-being, peace of mind.

Don’t let sleep apnea
get the best of you

When our sleep quality is undermined night after night, the bags under our eyes won’t be the only telltale sign: chronic fatigue, headaches, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, depression, mood swings, weight gain, lethargy and even mental disturbance will also make the list.

Restorative sleep is what you need

Sleep plays an important role in our physical health. Sleep is involved in a variety of physiological processes, such as healing, and repair of heart and blood vessels. There is enough scientific information indicating how sleep deprivation can be associated with numerous diseases.

Let Advanced Dentistry help you get your restorative sleep back

Every sleep consultation includes an in-depth medical examination and complementary tests that will help determine the best sleep apnea treatment for each case. Among the highly successful treatment options available are personalized intraoral devices that, thanks to a tailored custom fit, allow complete suppression of snoring and obstructive apnea.

Improve your sleep cycle, improve your quality of life.

 

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