STAMFORD, Conn., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Cahn is helping Stamford residents get a more restful night's sleep. Dr. Cahn is a Diplomate of the Board of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) member. The AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine.
"Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Stamford residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available," said Dr. Cahn. "I'm committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patients' snoring and sleep apnea, and provide Stamford residents with a better night's rest."
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a "mouth guard-like" device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.
"Oral appliance therapy often can equal CPAP in effectiveness and offer a higher patient compliance rate," said Dr. Cahn. "I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance device. These appliances are custom fit to each patient and I make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep."
Dr. Cahn's dental office is located at 1435 Bedford Street in Stamford, CT. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Cahn at 203-323-2882 or visit www.drcahn.com to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Cahn works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea and is one of the only Diplomats for the Board of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in the area.
Dr. Cahn is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cahn is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He was awarded Diplomate status of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has been serving the Stamford community since 1984.
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