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Kansas City Sleep Specialist

Do you snore? How about someone in your family? The fact is almost everyone does, at one time or another. But snoring can also be a symptom of a much more serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which can lead to heart problems and other health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Fortunately, at Blacker Family Dental, we’re just as concerned with your overall health as we are with your dental care, which is why Dr. Mitch Blacker is also a Kansas City sleep specialist and part of the distinguished Sleep Group Solutions, which has trained dentists all over the world on the relationship between sleep and overall health.

What does your Kansas City family dentist have to do with sleep? Read on to see how our custom-made oral sleep appliances can help you stop snoring and enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had!

Sleep Disorders and What to Watch For

Snoring is only one indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders. Others include daytime drowsiness or fatigue, forgetfulness, mood changes, high blood pressure, and difficulty breathing while you sleep. Individuals over 50 or with a higher BMI or waist or neck circumference may be at greater risk of developing Sleep Apnea, which is also a concern with certain medications. Besides damaging the quality of your nightly sleep, untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, brain damage, diabetes, and depression, to name just a few.

Sleep Apnea is often treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that you wear while you’re asleep, but not everyone can tolerate CPAP machines. Fortunately, your Kansas City sleep specialist at Blacker Family Dental can help!

How Your KC Dentist Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea

As a practicing family dentist for more than 30 years and a sleep specialist, Dr. Blacker can help diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea with an oral appliance available right here at our Kansas City office! These devices are crafted to fit your mouth, and designed to help keep your airway unobstructed while you sleep. They’re a great solution to try before moving on to more costly and complex CPAP and other breathing devices, or for those who can’t tolerate CPAP machines.

So why should you visit your family dentist for help with your Sleep Apnea? The answer is simple. As a Kansas City sleep specialist, Dr. Mitch Blacker has learned to use his dental expertise to fabricate, fit, and adjust oral appliances for use in treating sleep disorders. Not sure whether you have a sleep disorder? Not to worry, as a sleep specialist in KC we can also diagnose Sleep Apnea and other disorders right here in our office, using an Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging Pharyngometer and Rhinometer.

If you or a loved one have difficulty sleeping, trouble with snoring, or just feel worn out during the day, let your Kansas City family dentist and sleep specialist Dr. Blacker help find the solution that’s right for you, so you can have your best night’s sleep!

Make an Appointment, Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Whether you or a family member are suffering from Sleep Apnea or just want to learn more, call us at (816) 763-8400 or visit our office at 11208 Quincy Ave in Kansas City, Missouri today!

Kansas City Sleep Specialist

Do you snore? How about someone in your family? The fact is almost everyone does, at one time or another. But snoring can also be a symptom of a much more serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which can lead to heart problems and other health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Fortunately, at Blacker Family Dental, we’re just as concerned with your overall health as we are with your dental care, which is why Dr. Mitch Blacker is also a Kansas City sleep specialist and part of the distinguished Sleep Group Solutions, which has trained dentists all over the world on the relationship between sleep and overall health.

What does your Kansas City family dentist have to do with sleep? Read on to see how our custom-made oral sleep appliances can help you stop snoring and enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had!

Sleep Disorders and What to Watch For

Snoring is only one indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders. Others include daytime drowsiness or fatigue, forgetfulness, mood changes, high blood pressure, and difficulty breathing while you sleep. Individuals over 50 or with a higher BMI or waist or neck circumference may be at greater risk of developing Sleep Apnea, which is also a concern with certain medications. Besides damaging the quality of your nightly sleep, untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, brain damage, diabetes, and depression, to name just a few.

Sleep Apnea is often treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that you wear while you’re asleep, but not everyone can tolerate CPAP machines. Fortunately, your Kansas City sleep specialist at Blacker Family Dental can help!

How Your KC Dentist Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea

As a practicing family dentist for more than 30 years and a sleep specialist, Dr. Blacker can help diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea with an oral appliance available right here at our Kansas City office! These devices are crafted to fit your mouth, and designed to help keep your airway unobstructed while you sleep. They’re a great solution to try before moving on to more costly and complex CPAP and other breathing devices, or for those who can’t tolerate CPAP machines.

So why should you visit your family dentist for help with your Sleep Apnea? The answer is simple. As a Kansas City sleep specialist, Dr. Mitch Blacker has learned to use his dental expertise to fabricate, fit, and adjust oral appliances for use in treating sleep disorders. Not sure whether you have a sleep disorder? Not to worry, as a sleep specialist in KC we can also diagnose Sleep Apnea and other disorders right here in our office, using an Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging Pharyngometer and Rhinometer.

If you or a loved one have difficulty sleeping, trouble with snoring, or just feel worn out during the day, let your Kansas City family dentist and sleep specialist Dr. Blacker help find the solution that’s right for you, so you can have your best night’s sleep!

Make an Appointment, Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Whether you or a family member are suffering from Sleep Apnea or just want to learn more, call us at (816) 763-8400 or visit our office at 11208 Quincy Ave in Kansas City, Missouri today!