New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
Dentists are now providing oral appliances (dental mouthpieces) to snoring and sleep apnea patients as primary treatment, and to those patients who can't tolerate or don't want to wear CPAP units. A directory of dentists who offer an alternative treatment for the chronic conditions can now be found at the web site http://www.snoringisntsexy.com, a full-service resource for information about snoring and sleep apnea. "Most people and even many physicians are unaware that dentists can offer solutions for sleep-disordered breathing problems," says founder and president of Snoring Isn't Sexy, Dr. Larry Barsh.
Recent medical research has concluded that both snoring and sleep apnea are related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and erectile dysfunction. Excessive daytime drowsiness due to sleep apnea has been implicated in accidents on the road and on the job. "The story here," says Barsh, "is that relief and prevention can come in the form of an ultra-lightweight device that's similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes."
Media professionals are invited to visit http://newsroom.snoringisntsexy.com for articles and reference material on snoring and sleep apnea - specifically about oral appliance therapy, and for profile information of local dentists available for interview.
Dr. Barsh is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine who practiced dentistry in the Boston area for almost 40 years. Snoring Isn't Sexy is a global company, based in New York City.