Sleep-disordered breathing and airway dentistry

Male suffering sleep apnea lying in the bed

By On Broadway Dentistry

We spend about 30% of our life sleeping, and an alarming 90% of patients who have obstructive sleep apnea have never been properly diagnosed and treated. This could mean you. Most people have not examined how well they sleep, and many more people have medical conditions related to poor sleep quality and disordered breathing. Ask yourself these questions:

• Do you snore?

• Are you a diabetic?

• Loss of libido?

• History of heart attack, stroke or heart problems?

• Do you have acid reflux?

• Do you gain weight easily or have problems losing weight?

• Do you wake up tired or with morning headaches?

If you answer yes to even one of these questions, schedule an appointment and ask how On Broadway Dentistry can help. On Broadway Dentistry has state-of-the-art equipment that allows the staff to measure collapsibility of your airway and test for sleep-related breathing disorders. Proper diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve the quality of your life.

Oral appliances can be made instead of using the traditional CPAP machines. Oral appliance therapy is used for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It involves wearing clear removable trays in your mouth while you sleep. These reposition the jaw to keep your airway open so you can get properly oxygen while you sleep. We can go weeks without food, days without water, but only seconds without oxygen. So, a sleep study is one of the most important things you can do to access the true level of your health.

Why Invisalign?

Oftentimes people think straight teeth are just for teens and young adults. But having crooked teeth, spacing or a deep bite all contribute to the long-term health of your teeth. If you have gone through most of your life with crooked teeth, this does not mean that your teeth should continue to stay that way. Over time, teeth wear down and require more crowns and dental fillings. Many more patients continue to struggle with “deep pockets” in the gum tissue or sensitivity and recession. New research shows  a link between sleep apnea and crowded teeth. Patients can benefit from Invisalign, a series of clear aligners made with a medical-grade plastic that gently and discretely moves teeth into a proper position.

On Broadway Dentistry focuses on treating the whole mouth, a comprehensive care model. So, as part of your exam, the staff examines the health of your bite and what you think about your smile to treat all parts of your oral disease.

Patients frequently tell On Broadway Dentistry that previous dentists said straightening teeth is cosmetic. Yes. This is true. Straight teeth can also improve gum health, periodontal disease, lessen pressures that cause cracked teeth and crushing cavities and make it easier for teeth to be cleaned by you. Straightening the teeth, contributes to improved health overall.

General dentistry

On Broadway Dentistry has a general dentist, Dr. Lindsay Goss, and a dental hygienist, Lynne Thompson, who provide the highest level of care using state-of-the-art equipment, high-quality dental labs located in the United States and with materials that you can trust. Did you know that your general dentist is the one doctor you will see more than anyone else? This is because Goss, Thompson and the team work at the prevention and the treatment of disease. In the office, the staff provides preventive and restorative care as well as cosmetic services. Your mouth is the window to your body, and an examination of your mouth can tell if you have medical conditions that require treatment.


On Broadway Dentistry continues to implore extra precautions related to COVID-19 in its office to keep the community of patients safe. Patients are asked prescreening questions related to COVID-19 and exposure. The staff wears high-level surgical and KN-95 masks and does pretreatment rinses for aerosol-generating procedures. There are medical-grade air purifiers, UV lights and proper room turnover in between patients. Disposable equipment is used whenever possible.