Yes, we place & restore implants for either a single tooth or dentures.
Yes, children are our best patients! We recommend that children have their first dental visit around age 2.
YES! We are always happy to meet and care for new patients.
Yes, we work with a third party called Care Credit that can be used for all medical services. They often finance at 0% interest and we have many patients that use this as a routine form of payment. We will be happy to help you apply.
X-rays are a diagnostic tool. They can help to identify decay or other oral abnormalities early when treatment will be less costly. The frequency that they need to be taken varies by individual. We will discuss with you your individual needs.
We cannot quote a fee unless you have an accurate diagnosis. In most cases, this will require a consultation.
Our new patient forms are available for download on this site. In addition to that, we request that you bring a current medication list and dental insurance card.
Yes, if it is a PPO plan. We accept most PPO plans and we also accept medicaid.
1 in 5 adults have mild OSA
1 in 15 have moderate to severe OSA
9% of middle-aged women and 25% of middle-aged men suffer from OSA
For adults about 3-4 hours during the day and while sleeping overnight.
For children about 1-2 hours during the day and while sleeping overnight, these awesome appliances work their magic. They’re like little guides, helping with the natural growth and development of your child’s mouth, jaws, and airways. They do an incredible job of counteracting the negative impacts of modern life on their oral health. It’s all about promoting a healthy future!
Snoring is not merely a loud and bothersome noise; it can serve as an important indicator of a Sleep Breathing Disorder (SBD) that should not be taken lightly. It is estimated that around 42 million Americans are affected by SBDs.
One of the most prevalent types of SBD is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a medical condition in which the tongue and soft tissues obstruct the airway, preventing proper airflow into the lungs. Recognizing the potential seriousness of SBDs is crucial for prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
- Mild OSA is found in 70% of heart attack patients.
- Sleep Apnea affects 86% of obese individuals with type 2 Diabetes.
- Hypertension is present in 43% of patients with mild OSA.
- Sleep Apnea is experienced by 48% of individuals with type 2 Diabetes.
- Drowsy driving causes around 100,000 car accidents annually.
- Individuals with Sleep Apnea are at a 4 times higher risk of stroke.
- Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to memory problems, weight gain, impotence, and headaches.
- Over 20 years, untreated OSA can reduce survivability by 30% or more.
- Drowsy driving results in 100,000 car accidents, 40,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths yearly.
- Approximately 38,000 deaths each year are associated with Sleep Apnea-related cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, hypertension, and stroke.
Maybe! Dr. Kennedy takes a case-by-case approach to help you breathe better at night and promote a healthy airway. That’s our main goal, no doubt about it. But here’s the exciting part: along the way, we often see some fantastic bonuses. We can help your child achieve a beautiful smile and maintain a healthy tongue posture. And guess what? As we work our magic to promote jaw growth, we create more space for those teeth to fit perfectly in their mouth. Say goodbye to crowded teeth if we achieve that goal!
Now, here’s the scoop: even after our treatment, your child might still need a little help from orthodontics to get that perfectly aligned end result. But here’s why we do what we do: we want you to have the best shot at a good night’s rest and improved breathing. Because when you can breathe better, you sleep better.
So let’s join forces, give you or your child the gift of proper rest and improved breathing, and watch them blossom into a learning superstar. Let’s make their journey to a healthier airway an exciting and rewarding one!
The treatment time may differ depending on your child’s starting age and the severity of their case. Don’t worry, though! Your Provider will set treatment goals and provide you with a general idea of how long it might take. Plus, when the time comes, they’ll skillfully size up your child for the next appliance. It’s all about progress and moving forward together!
Most treatment plans include lots of healthy sleep and good nutrition for a period of between 12 and 24 months. You are unique and your custom treatment plan will be tailored to fit you and YOUR needs.
While in treatment, sleep comfortably and enjoy a good night’s rest! FINALLY! So many of our patients enjoy newfound energy and find themselves eating healthier, resulting in fewer visits with your healthcare team.
Once your treatment is complete, you will be ready to take on the world and enjoy a vibrant, healthy life. In most cases, there will be no need for further intervention. You’ll now be breathing well, sleeping well, and living well!
Good news! You have the option to seek reimbursement for orthodontic services through your dental insurance company. However, it’s important to note that your dental plan might have some limits or exclusions on the coverage amount for orthodontics. For instance, there could be an annual maximum or a waiting period between dental treatments. Some plans may also have a lifetime maximum for orthodontic treatment.
To get all the nitty-gritty details specific to your plan, it’s best to reach out directly to your Medical/Dental insurance company. They’ll be able to provide you with the specifics related to your coverage and answer any questions you may have. It’s always good to stay informed and make the most of your insurance benefits!
Dr. Kennedy is not just your regular dentists—he is highly qualified and ready to take on the challenge of multidisciplinary care for patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. Dr. Kennedy holds a current dental licenses, but that’s not all! He has also received special training in Airway and Dental Sleep Medicine.
So rest assured, you’re in great hands with our experienced team of dental sleep medicine experts. Let’s get started on your journey to better sleep and improved breathing!
The material of our oral appliance is made of BPA and latex-free medical-grade polymer.
Your nose is a superhero when it comes to safe, efficient, and proper breathing. It rocks some incredible powers, including:
Filtering out the bad stuff: Those nasal hairs? They work like tiny bouncers, keeping dust, allergens, and pollen from crashing your lungs’ party.
Moisturizing like a pro: Your nose knows how to add some moisture to the air you breathe. It warms things up and adds a touch of hydration, so your lungs can handle it like a champ.
Boosting circulation with nitric oxide: When you take a breath through your nose, it’s like your nose high-fiving your blood vessels. It releases nitric oxide (NO), a fancy vasodilator that helps widen those blood vessels. That means better oxygen flow throughout your body.
So, next time you take a breath, give your nose a little nod of appreciation for all the incredible things it does to keep you breathing like a boss!
For about 1-2 hours during the day and while sleeping overnight, these awesome appliances work their magic. They’re like little guides, helping with the natural growth and development of your child’s mouth, jaws, and airways. They do an incredible job of counteracting the negative impacts of modern life on their oral health. It’s all about promoting a healthy future!
Yes! It actually pays to refer friends! If you refer 5 patients you get a whole treatment for free. The more you refer, the more points you get that can translate to Disneyland tickets, mommy makeovers, and more! Refer your friends today!
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