Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health

Terry Bennett DMD, 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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"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. Bennett.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 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.

Terry Bennett D.M.D., a Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentist in Tulsa, OK provides this treatment for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Dr. Bennett has received special, extensive education and training in dental appliance therapy and, can design and fit a special appliance to meet each OSA/Snoring patient’s individual need and condition.

Dr. Bennett graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972 with a B.S. in Zoology. He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and graduated in 1977. Since 1990 his practice has been exclusively devoted to the treatment of Temporomandibular-related disorders, snoring, sleep apnea, and bruxism.

Dr. Bennett has attended national meetings including extensive post-graduate and continuing education courses. He has accumulated more than 2,500 hours pertaining to TMJ disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Orthopedics, Orthodontics, and Craniofacial Orthopedics. Also, Dr. Bennett has been an invited lecturer to other doctors on TMJ disorders and snoring/sleep apnea.

"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. Bennett.

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. Bennett can be found at his web site at http://www.snoringisntsexy.com/sleep-dentist/terry-bennett-dmd/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.