Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Westlake Village dentist, Dr. Philip Shindler, now offers sleep apnea treatments that can help patients sleep better and reduce their risk of apnea-related health problems. Sleep apnea is a common but serious condition that can affect men, women and children from all walks of life. It can prevent patients from sleeping deeply and may increase the risk of depression, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
About Dr. Philip Shindler, Dentist Westlake Village
Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village sleep apnea expert, grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He attended the prestigious dental school at WITS University before immigrating to California in 1981. He completed his postgraduate training at UCLA and began practicing in California in 1983. He is committed to providing his patients with the best possible dental care and is an active volunteer with the Wildlife Waystation, where he provides dental care to animals. Dr. Shindler is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing and tennis. Today, Dr. Shindler is a member of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Shindler offers a wide range of other dental treatments including mouthguards for sleep apnea. His patients enjoy comprehensive care that addresses a wide variety of oral health needs, including routine dental exams, Invisalign, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, root canal treatments, dental implants restorations, porcelain veneers and dental bridges.
Many treatments are available for sleep apnea. Some of the most effective treatment plans reduce lifestyle-related risks while addressing the underlying problem. Smoking, certain medications, alcohol, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can all contribute to sleep apnea symptoms and should be addressed. Many patients with sleep apnea also have small airways or excess tissue that collapses into the airways during sleep, which is why mouthguards are a common and highly successful treatment option.
Westlake Village dentist, Dr. Shindler, offers sleep apnea mouthguards that can keep the airways open. Two designs of mouthguards are available and can be custom-fitted to the individual contours of a patient and his or her smile for the best results. By maintaining an open airway during sleep, mouthguards ensure better sleep during the night and can help reduce the health risks that are commonly associated with sleep apnea.