Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health

Rick Canady DDS, of Tulsa, OK, is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy to promote oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea patients.

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

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

In today’s world, 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) robs people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges.

Up to 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.

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. This treatment is called oral appliance therapy (OAT).

Snoring Isn’t Sexy® was formed to alert the public of the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea, and to connect snorers and sleep apnea sufferers with a specially trained dentist in their area who can provide oral appliance therapy.

Richard Canady DDS, a Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma provides this treatment for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Dr. Rick Canady is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (A.A.D.S.M) and is passionate about dentistry and providing the best possible care for his patients. He has built a team of dental professionals who share his vision in delivering meticulous dentistry with compassionate care.

Dr. Canady received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Oklahoma Christian and graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry in 1986. He continued his education by studying at the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute. The principles of comprehensive, patient centered dentistry he learned there forever changed his practice.

Dr. Canady has also studied at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Education and is currently highly involved with learning at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry with the world renowned dentist Dr. Frank Spear.

"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. Canady.

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. Canady can be found at his website at http://www.snoringisntsexy.com/sleep-dentist/rick-canady-dds/index.

Snoring Isn’t Sexy® consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.