It is estimated that about 45% of men and approximately 30% of women snore. Dr. Farnoosh, a cosmetic dentist from Los Angeles, has developed and holds patents for techniques to reduce snoring.
Beverly Hills, California (December 2008) – One in fifteen adults snore. Not only does snoring affect the individual but also those around them. People who snore excessively, rarely manage to get a good night’s sleep and are often tired during the day. A Beverly Hills periodontist has invested hours of research to develop innovative and affordable methods to reduce snoring. Dr. Farnoosh is a highly renowned Los Angeles dentist and has years of experience helping patients who suffer from severe snoring.
While snoring is generally not considered a life-threatening illness, it can be indicative of a dangerous disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This occurs when either the upper airway collapses or is obstructed by an object such as the tongue. As a result, breathing stops completely for 10 seconds or longer. This can result in severe medical consequences and in extreme cases, even death. However, not all snorers experience Apnea. The severity of snoring can vary by degree, from light and relatively harmless to quite acute. The severe snorer usually suffers from some type of airway resistance and wakes up several times during the night due to the loud noise.
There are many snoring remedies and devices available on the market today. These can be worn inside or outside of the mouth. They are designed to keep the airway open and free from obstructions. Another method uses air pressure and requires the snorer to wear a nasal device. This method is known as CPAP and may cause some discomfort.
One of the more common and effective devices is a mouthpiece that is worn like an orthodontic retainer or a bite guard. It is custom-made for each individual to be used while sleeping and is designed to keep the airway open by preventing the blockage of air by the jaw & tongue. According to Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Farnoosh, “The vast majority of patients who are using the device, see a dramatic decline in their snoring”.
Persistent snoring should not be ignored. Not only does it cause a disruption in sleep patterns but severe snoring can contribute to cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Dr. Farnoosh urges anyone who suffers from severe snoring or sleep Apnea, to consult with a specialist.
About Dr. Farnoosh
Dr. Farnoosh is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned his M.S. degree and specialty certificate in Periodontology in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Pathology in 1978. He has taught at the University of Southern California (USC) since 1981, where he has held the title of Director of Doctoral and Post Doctoral courses. He also served as admissions chairman for the School of Dentistry. He was promoted to Tenured Associate Professor in 1988 and subsequently to Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology.
For those interested to know more about Dr. Farnoosh and his dental procedures, information is provided on the official website. Alternatively, he can be reached a 310-657-0503 or set up an appointment.
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