adult man holding a paper heart over his chestMany people are extremely committed to a healthy lifestyle, doing everything in their power to reduce or eliminate their chances of developing one of the numerous daily maladies humans are subject to. We exercise, we eat healthy, we avoid alcohol, we don’t smoke cigarettes, and we keep regular appointments with all of our healthcare providers to ensure our bodies (and minds) are running smoothly to provide a nice long healthy, happy life. 

Well, maybe we don’t do all those things all the time. Maybe we eat healthy MOST days, or maybe we exercise ON OCCASION, or maybe we avoid alcohol during the week, but it’s hard for many people to exercise healthy habits daily. We are human, after all, and there are temptations everywhere. Delicious desserts on restaurant menus, ice-cold beers advertised during our favorite team’s big game, and busy schedules often precede those much-needed medical checkups.

We at Kuhn Dental Associates want to help you stay heart-healthy by telling you how obstructive sleep apnea, a complex sleep disorder, can affect your cardiovascular health. We offer a number of treatments for sleep apnea in Aberdeen, North Carolina, and would love to meet you to get you started on the path to better heart health.

Kuhn Dental Associates Will Help With Your Dental Health

The amazing dentists and compassionate dental team at Kuhn Dental Associates, serving Aberdeen, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, understand that life gets in the way of keeping dental appointments, but we have custom-designed our practice to ensure your dental visit goes comfortably and smoothly from the moment you walk in the door. 

If you’re struggling with sleep apnea symptoms and hope to begin sleep apnea treatment soon, you’ve come to the right place. Our sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Mandy Grimshaw, has extensive education, training, and experience in many areas of dentistry. She has advanced training in Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ treatment, orthodontics with a focus on physiologic bites, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), cosmetic dentistry, ClearCorrect, airway orthodontics in children and adults, Invisalign®, and same-day dentistry.

OSA and Cardiovascular Disease

If left untreated, sleep apnea may have quite a detrimental effect on your health, especially your cardiovascular health. Heart disease has been linked to sleep apnea, so the longer you put off sleep apnea treatment in Aberdeen, the more likely your heart health may be adversely affected.

You may already be experiencing the short-term signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, including:

  • Daytime fatigue/drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • “Brain fog”
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Dry mouth upon waking
  • Feeling exhausted upon waking

When left untreated, in addition to heart problems, OSA may lead to:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Libido issues, including erectile dysfunction
  • Mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts

What to Expect at Kuhn Dental Associates

The team at Kuhn Dental Associates understands that dental appointments can be anxiety-producing for some people, so we offer a number of amenities to relax you for your dental visit and keep you as comfortable as possible during any dental work performed. Sleep apnea evaluation and treatment are part of the dental work we perform every day.

If you’ve already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea at a sleep clinic or through an at-home sleep test, you are probably already anxious, wondering what to expect. That’s where the team at Kuhn Dental Associates will step in to greet you, put you at ease with warm smiles, explain what your appointments will entail, show you our wonderful amenities, and explain the various dental technology used to treat your sleep apnea in Aberdeen. That may sound like a lot, but we assure you we’ll be with you every step of the way, and no question will be left unanswered. 

From noise-canceling headphones and warm blankets to the very best sedation dentistry medications dentists may offer, you’ll find it all at Kuhn Dental Associates. If you are not anxious about your appointment and have no need for sedation dentistry, then your sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Mandy Grimshaw, and her amazing team will begin a comprehensive evaluation to get a very clear picture of your current medical/dental situation. 

Once Dr. Grimshaw has all the information she needs to create a sleep apnea treatment plan designed especially for you, the plan will be discussed, and your questions will be answered. 

We encourage you to read patient testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by revolutionary sleep apnea treatment at Kuhn Dental Associates.

Learn More About Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Health in Aberdeen, North Carolina

Please contact Kuhn Dental Associates by calling (910) 692-4450, or filling out our online contact form. One of our team members will reach out to answer questions or schedule a new patient evaluation.