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Sleep Dentistry

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About 50 million to 70 million Americans have ongoing sleep disorders, including about 18 million with sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) happens when tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway while you're sleeping, cutting the amount of oxygen delivered throughout the body.

Our Remedy?

  • a custom oral appliance worn at night

  • cuts down on snoring and the tissue collapse that causes OSA

  • They're like night guards and retainers with a top and a bottom

Obstructive Sleep Apnea explained

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Imagine settling in for a peaceful night’s sleep, but your airway decides to play a game of hide and seek. That’s obstructive sleep apnea for you! It happens when your upper airway gets partially or fully blocked while you’re snoozing. Your diaphragm and chest muscles have to work overtime to pull air into your lungs, and sometimes, your breath gets super shallow or stops altogether for a bit. When you finally catch a breath, it might come with a dramatic gasp, snort, or body jerk. You might not even realize it's happening, even though your sleep might not be as restful as you think.

This condition can lower the oxygen levels in your body and mess with your heart’s rhythm.

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Spotting obstructive sleep apnea can be like finding clues to a mystery. Look out for these telltale signs:

  • Daytime Sleepiness or Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired during the day.

  • Dry Mouth or Sore Throat: Waking up with a parched mouth or sore throat.

  • Morning Headaches: Starting your day with a headache.

  • Trouble Concentrating: Finding it hard to focus, feeling forgetful, depressed, or irritable.

  • Night Sweats: Waking up sweaty.

  • Restless Sleep: Tossing and turning through the night.

  • Sexual Problems: Issues like a low sex drive.

  • Snoring: Especially loud and disruptive snoring.

  • Sudden Waking: Waking up suddenly feeling like you're gasping or choking.

  • Difficulty Waking Up: Struggling to get out of bed in the morning.

  • Frequent Nighttime Bathroom Trips: Waking up often to pee.

  • High Blood Pressure: Elevated blood pressure readings.

  • GERD: Experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease.

If you share a bed, your partner might notice your sleep apnea before you do.

Symptoms in Children

Kids can show different signs, and they might not be as obvious. Watch for:

  • Bed-Wetting: Frequent accidents during sleep.

  • Choking or Drooling: Noticeable during the night.

  • Night Sweats: Excessive sweating while sleeping.

  • Inward Ribcage Movements: Ribcage moving inward while breathing out.

  • Learning and Behavior Issues: Struggling with school or acting out.

  • Daytime Sluggishness: Appearing lazy or sleepy during the day.

  • Snoring and Teeth Grinding: Noisy breathing or grinding teeth while sleeping.

  • Restless Sleep: Moving a lot during the night.

  • Breathing Pauses: Breathing that stops and starts.

  • Odd Sleeping Positions: Sleeping in unusual positions, like on hands and knees or with the neck bent back.

These symptoms can be caused by other medical conditions too, so it’s best to talk to your doctor to rule out other possibilities.

What Causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea usually strikes when the muscles controlling your airway get too relaxed, causing your throat to narrow. This can wake you up momentarily to reopen your airway, often without you even knowing it, and it might happen dozens of times each hour.

Other factors like obesity, enlarged tonsils, and health issues such as endocrine disorders or heart failure can also lead to obstructive sleep apnea.

Remember, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, a friendly chat with your doctor can help you find the best way to a restful night’s sleep.

The Appliance

When it comes to tackling obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP is the superhero you need. CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, works by gently blowing air with constant pressure down your throat at night, ensuring your airways stay open while you snooze. The CPAP machine is your trusty sidekick, composed of three main parts:

  • The Mask: This fits snugly over your nose, or your nose and mouth, and is secured with straps to stay in place while you sleep.

  • The Motor: This is the heart of the machine, blowing air through the system.

  • The Cannula: This large tube connects the motor to the mask, delivering the necessary airflow.

CPAP machines are designed to be small, lightweight, and pretty quiet, making them easy to incorporate into your nightly routine. Plus, if you love to travel, you can easily take your CPAP machine with you on your adventures.

Using CPAP comes with a host of benefits:

  • Keeps Your Airways Open: Ensures smooth breathing throughout the night.

  • Eases Snoring: Reduces or eliminates snoring, making you (and your partner) sleep better.

  • Improves Sleep Quality: Helps you achieve more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

  • Relieves Daytime Sleepiness: Say goodbye to feeling drowsy during the day.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure: Contributes to better overall cardiovascular health.

At KA Dental, we’re here to support you in your journey to better sleep and improved health. Whether you’re in West Palm Beach or any of our other locations across Palm Beach County, our team is ready to help you find the best solution for your obstructive sleep apnea.

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Meet Our Doctors

Meet the doctors at KA Dental Group, rapidly expanding with multiple specialty services across Palm Beach County. We proudly serve patients at four accessible locations: Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and our latest addition in Boynton Beach.

  • BDS, DDS, FICOI

    Dr. Krunal Patel

    Dr. Krunal, a recognized member of multiple dental associations including the International Dental Implant Association, specializes in implants and smile makeovers in Palm Beach County. Certified in Invisalign and oral sedation, he prioritizes modern techniques and patient comfort. Outside the clinic, Dr. Krunal enjoys outdoor activities with his family, reflecting his vibrant community engagement.

  • BDS, DDS

    Dr. Aditi Patel

    Dr. Aditi Patel, an active member of various dental associations, specializes in ortho and braces in West Palm Beach. With a commitment to advanced techniques, she enhances comfort and affordability for Palm Beach County residents through state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

  • DMD, MS

    Dr. Youness Amri

    Inspired by my wisdom teeth surgery, I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Hassan II University in Morocco and specialized further at Aix-Marseille University in France. After training at Nova Southeastern University, I now proudly serve as a dentist in West Palm Beach, merging my global expertise with local care.

  • DDS

    Dr. Alijah O. Bradley

    Alijah O. Bradley, DDS completed his undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Michigan, Dr. Bradley was a Four-Year Letterman of the Varsity Football Team and earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honors from 2003-2007. After pursuing a professional football career, he returned to Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.About / About Ka Dental

  • DDS

    Dr. Ivan

    Originally from Cuba, I pursued my DDS and practiced as a dentist there. Later, I enhanced my skills as a lab technician in the U.S., followed by further dental education at the University of Puerto Rico. My dedication and skills, including attention to detail and patient care, shape my practice. Outside dentistry, I enjoy swimming, fishing, dancing, cooking Cuban dishes, and making traditional Cuban coffee.

  • DDS

    Dr. Manuel B Capriles

    Dr. Manuel B. Capriles, DDS, is a General Dentist based in Palm Beach County, Florida. He is an internationally-trained dentist and two-time dental school graduate. He has a Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctor in Dentistry degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic. He provided dentistry services to the Dominican Republic Air Force at Dr. Ramón de Lara Central Military Hospital and also volunteered at the Office of the First Lady of the DR, contributing to dental extractions for underserved citizens. He brings a diverse skill set, including proficiency in digital and restorative dentistry, pediatrics, prosthodontics, surgery, endodontics, and periodontics. Fluent in both English and Spanish, with a strong foundation in medical English, he is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to his patients.

  • DMD

    Dr. Nelly Parez

    Originally from Nicaragua, She graduated of American Dental School at the University of Nicaragua in 2008 with highest honors.  After working  in private practice  as a general dentist for 3 years in Nicaragua,  she earned an opportunity to attend an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency as well as a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center  for 3 years, where she learned and practiced hospital dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and other disciplines.

    She speaks English, Spanish and Portugues. After practicing for 10 years, Dr Nelly Believes in treating her patients like family with the highest standards of care and a gentle touch, always taking in consideration their wellbeing and happiness.

    Dr. Nelly practices state-of-the art procedures including minimally invasive dentistry, implant dentistry, smiles design, invisalign, anti-aging treatments and esthetic enhancement with botox, fillers and threads in addition to more routine procedures.  

Meet Our Doctors

Meet the doctors at KA Dental Group, rapidly expanding with multiple specialty services across Palm Beach County. We proudly serve patients at four accessible locations: Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and our latest addition in Boynton Beach.

  • BDS, DDS, FICOI

    Dr. Krunal Patel

    Dr. Krunal, a recognized member of multiple dental associations including the International Dental Implant Association, specializes in implants and smile makeovers in Palm Beach County. Certified in Invisalign and oral sedation, he prioritizes modern techniques and patient comfort. Outside the clinic, Dr. Krunal enjoys outdoor activities with his family, reflecting his vibrant community engagement.

  • BDS, DDS

    Dr. Aditi Patel

    Dr. Aditi Patel, an active member of various dental associations, specializes in ortho and braces in West Palm Beach. With a commitment to advanced techniques, she enhances comfort and affordability for Palm Beach County residents through state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

  • DMD, MS

    Dr. Youness Amri

    Inspired by my wisdom teeth surgery, I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Hassan II University in Morocco and specialized further at Aix-Marseille University in France. After training at Nova Southeastern University, I now proudly serve as a dentist in West Palm Beach, merging my global expertise with local care.

  • DDS

    Dr. Alijah O. Bradley

    Alijah O. Bradley, DDS completed his undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Michigan, Dr. Bradley was a Four-Year Letterman of the Varsity Football Team and earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honors from 2003-2007. After pursuing a professional football career, he returned to Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.About / About Ka Dental

  • DDS

    Dr. Ivan

    Originally from Cuba, I pursued my DDS and practiced as a dentist there. Later, I enhanced my skills as a lab technician in the U.S., followed by further dental education at the University of Puerto Rico. My dedication and skills, including attention to detail and patient care, shape my practice. Outside dentistry, I enjoy swimming, fishing, dancing, cooking Cuban dishes, and making traditional Cuban coffee.

  • DDS

    Dr. Manuel B Capriles

    Dr. Manuel B. Capriles, DDS, is a General Dentist based in Palm Beach County, Florida. He is an internationally-trained dentist and two-time dental school graduate. He has a Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctor in Dentistry degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic. He provided dentistry services to the Dominican Republic Air Force at Dr. Ramón de Lara Central Military Hospital and also volunteered at the Office of the First Lady of the DR, contributing to dental extractions for underserved citizens. He brings a diverse skill set, including proficiency in digital and restorative dentistry, pediatrics, prosthodontics, surgery, endodontics, and periodontics. Fluent in both English and Spanish, with a strong foundation in medical English, he is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to his patients.

  • DMD

    Dr. Nelly Parez

    Originally from Nicaragua, She graduated of American Dental School at the University of Nicaragua in 2008 with highest honors.  After working  in private practice  as a general dentist for 3 years in Nicaragua,  she earned an opportunity to attend an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency as well as a Fellowship in General Dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center  for 3 years, where she learned and practiced hospital dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry and other disciplines.

    She speaks English, Spanish and Portugues. After practicing for 10 years, Dr Nelly Believes in treating her patients like family with the highest standards of care and a gentle touch, always taking in consideration their wellbeing and happiness.

    Dr. Nelly practices state-of-the art procedures including minimally invasive dentistry, implant dentistry, smiles design, invisalign, anti-aging treatments and esthetic enhancement with botox, fillers and threads in addition to more routine procedures.  

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