Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is ready for 2017! We are working on some minor renovations at the office, the next time you come in, you will be pleasantly surprised!
If you have been here at the office or reading our website and Facebook, then you know that Dr. Galante has been studying intensively on the subject of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Galante wears an appliance at night because he does snore himself. It has saved his marriage literally. Dr. Galante recently made one for my husband as well, as he is a major snorer. I couldn’t believe that the very first night my husband wore the appliance, he was silent. It was kind of spooky in a way, like I had to poke him a few times to make sure he was still breathing and alive. It’s amazing to me that a simple little appliance that brings the lower jaw forward can make such difference.
I encourage anyone who does snore or has a sleeping partner that does to come in the office and take advantage of our sleep test. It is a simple test that can be done in the comfort of your own bed. The test can also determine whether or not someone has sleep apnea, which is a far more serious condition than snoring alone. An appliance may or may not help with that, but wouldn’t it good to know so you can get the proper treatment? It could save your life and your marriage.
Let’s make 2017 the year you get healthy. Overall health is the ultimate goal for our patients. A lot of diseases and conditions can be detected in our mouths such as diabetes and sleep apnea. Let us know if you have any concerns the next time you come in, we are always ready to listen and help.