Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health

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Ismail Elsherif, DDS, of Covina, California, the newest member of Snoring Isn’t Sexy, can treat snoring and sleep apnea with a small, comfortable oral appliance.

Dr. Ismail Elsherif

'I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people’s lives,' says Dr. Elsherif

In these stressful times, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) rob people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges.

45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal mask) – which supports the airway during sleep.

Snoring Isn’t Sexy® was formed to alert the public to the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea, and to introduce an alternative treatment that can be provided by specially trained dentists.

Small, comfortable, dental mouthpieces that hold the lower jaw in a forward position have been proven to support the airway to prevent collapse, and have been approved as a primary treatment in mild to moderate sleep apnea – and, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with CPAP when needed.

Ismail Elsherif, DDS, of Covina, California is now affiliated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy. Dr. Elsherif is also an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University. He is a member of the ADA, CDA and the San Gabriel Dental Society and has been providing expert dental care for over 35 years.

Dr. Elsherif earned his dental degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 1979 and has gone on to receive his clinical diploma in Oral Surgery, a Master’s Degree in Endodontics and his Doctoral Degree in Restorative Dentistry.

By applying the highest protocols and latest technology of dentistry, and by always placing the welfare of his patients first, Dr. Elsherif has developed a reputation as a master clinician and one of the Covina area’s most highly regarded Dentists.

"I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people’s lives. When a patient tells me that I helped save their marriage, helped save their life, or gave them the confidence to achieve new goals, I realize I am so privileged to be doing something so special," says Dr. Elsherif.

About Snoring Isn’t Sexy
Snoring Isn’t Sexy, a unique public awareness resource that seeks to educate the general public about sleep disordered breathing, provides up to date information about sleep apnea and the variety of treatment options available.

Snoring isn't Sexy is committed to the welfare of patients who use our services to find a dentist who provides oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The dentists associated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentists adhere to the protocols of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and believe in a team approach to treating patients.

More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Elsherif can be found at his web site at

Snoring Isn’t Sexy® consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit for a directory of all participating dentists.

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