Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing at night. When this happens, your brain and heart are being deprived of oxygen which can lead to hypertension, heart disease , and strokes. Often times, people who have sleep apnea also grind their teeth. An oral appliance can be worn at night to help hold your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open while you sleep. These appliances can also protect your teeth from wearing down due to grinding. These appliances are convenient because they are comfortable, easy to wear, and are portable. Ask us if this may be a treatment option. It could save your life or the life of someone you love!