People may not remember your name after meeting you, but they will always remember how you made them feel. For Anthony it has been about feeling like ‘family’ since first meeting Dr. Theresa Mueller over 20 years ago. He’s never simply felt like a patient or client.
Dr. Theresa Mueller has always and continues to be an empathetic and caring dentist for him and his family, including his children who now as grown-ups, continue to go to Theresa Mueller for their dental needs. It’s about developing life-long relationships with people that is important to Anthony, and makes him grateful to have Dr. Mueller as his dentist. And as an added bonus, his wife is also grateful to Dr. Mueller for helping her husband stop snoring, with the mouth guard that she designed for him!
Did you know that about 50% of the population snores ?
Snoring is simply the sound of resistance and turbulence in the upper airway. Contrary to popular belief, the sound of snoring does not come from the nose. Rather, snoring starts in the back of the airway. Behind the tongue, the oropharynx may become constricted during sleep. During sleep, the muscles that keep the upper airway open and patent relax. This is more prominent during REM sleep, or dream sleep, when muscles are most relaxed. As the airway gets smaller, air turbulence increases. The soft tissues in the back of the throat vibrate. This is what causes the snoring sound.
Having a snore guard or mouthpiece is one of the most effective anti- snoring devices options. Snoring mouthpieces are easy to use and generally comfortable for the user, Are you suffering from snoring or sleep apnea? Sleep Apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. Pauses occur several times per hour and last for over 10 seconds. As the blood-oxygen levels decrease, the brain awakens the individual which often leads to a loud gasp or snort. Sleep apnea is associated with snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
DR. Mueller's Approach - How snoring devices work, and how to stop snoring:
Snoring occurs because the soft tissues in the back of the throat vibrate and press against other throat anatomy causing resistance and turbulence – the snore sound. A snore guard or night guard brings the jaw forward which widens the back of the airway, reducing resistance and turbulence – which can stop the snoring. Dr. Theresa Mueller is a cosmetic dentist in NYC that often helps to diagnose sleep apnea and snoring issues for her patients. Contact us, If you are concerned about your snoring and would like a sleep apnea or snoring consultation.