Just A Snore?

Have you been told that you snore? Does your snoring drive the other members of your household crazy? If so, you might want to wonder if it’s just a snore, or something more.

The body can live three weeks without food, three days without water, but only three minutes without air! Your brain will do anything to keep you breathing even if it means misaligning your jaw or neck or waking you up at night over and over again.Dr. Marcus

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DID YOU KNOW?

Individuals dealing with sleep apnea may awaken abruptly gasping for air upwards of 30 times per hour during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.

Not So Harmless Noise

Persistent snoring is just one of the symptoms of a condition known as sleep apnea. Those who suffer from apnea are also likely to experience:

Dry mouth or sore throat
Morning headaches
Constant exhaustion
The inability to focus
Moodiness and irritability

Curiosity keeps me asking: how can I best help our patients? – Dr. Marcus

Dr. Marcus

At the Marcus Dental Practice, we are passionate about your health, as well as your happiness. So we have a dedicated consultation to speak with you about the risk level for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This conversation will help us determine if you might be vulnerable to the sometimes less-obvious effects of Sleep Apnea.

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Andrew Hwang
Andrew Hwang
14:31 06 Oct 18
Joan is the best dental hygienist ever. I literally fall asleep when she’s cleaning my teeth - so gentle and fast. Dr. Marcus is also wonderful. He’s thorough yet efficient. Always there to suggest things that could improve your life, dental and sometimes otherwise;). Everyone always asks about my family and they just truly care. Wonderful family-oriented practice that isn’t that factory feel.
Michelle Wasson
Michelle Wasson
13:52 23 Sep 18
I love everything about Marcus Dental Practice. The entire team makes each visit extremely pleasant. The office is very clean and relaxing. Dawn at the front always welcomes me with a warm smile and kind greetings. Dawn is fantastic at taking care of any requests from appointment changes to billing questions. Jojo is my dental hygienist and she is amazing. She has such a fun and energetic personality which makes getting my teeth cleaned much more enjoyable. She is gentle and does an amazing job to ensure my teeth are in the best health possible. Dr. Marcus is incredible and the best dentist I have ever had. He is very honest and professional. I feel confident smiling because of the exceptional work the entire team has done. I couldn’t be happier with Marcus Dental Practice and I highly recommend them to everyone.
Tomasina Biegler
Tomasina Biegler
00:16 20 Dec 18
Dr. Marcus is an absolute blessing. He is beyond amazing. I am grateful for both his knowledge and expertise. It is an honor to share his time and to have his help.
Carol Felsenthal
Carol Felsenthal
01:53 29 Nov 18
The Marcus dental practice is 5-star plus plus, well, you get the idea. A trusted physician recommended David (dad) and Michael (son) to my husband. I followed him there, and, 10 years or so later, i couldn't be happier with the quality of work, the way-ahead-of-the-curve technology, the ability of Michael (my dentist; my husband sees both david and Michael) to explain what he's doing and why. He recently told me, after bit-wing x-rays revealed several potential problem areas to just let them alone; that fixing them might "cause problems; letting them be will likely cause none." He has made my teeth look beautiful and feel great. When I have an emergency, I call or email Dawn and she usually gets me in that day or the next. His assistants are knowledgeable and friendly. Oh, and I don't think i've ever waited more than 5-10 minutes--ever. I make it a point to be punctual and they return the favor. i like this practice very much and recommend it without reservation.
Rickey Gold
Rickey Gold
18:30 03 Aug 18
I’ve been coming to Dr Michael for 10+ years and have referred happy family members and friends. The staff is great. The care is excellent. Dr. Michael is on top of the latest technology and makes dental procedures painless. And I have had a lot of dental work done!
Judy Sherwin
Judy Sherwin
23:58 08 Jan 19
My first visit to Dr. Marcus today. Everyone was helpful, attentive, efficient and interested in getting things done right. Very impressed with everyone. Dr. Marcus was great, direct and listened to me and made reasonable recommendations for my issues. Happy to have been referred here by a friend.
Bruce Simons
Bruce Simons
13:33 15 Jan 19
Whenever I need to be seen immediately, I’m always able to get in which is a relief. I had an odd sore on my tongue, and my fears were put to rest because of my immediate apptAnd a great technician.Dawn is the best as is Dr Michael, Julia and e ergo e in the office. Lots of support.....Always
Jennifer Hobson
Jennifer Hobson
02:13 21 Feb 19
Dr. Michael Marcus was very thorough and evaluated me to find the origin of my problem. He thinks outside the box and is kind and considerate. I highly recommend him!
Jonathan Rose
Jonathan Rose
23:36 28 Feb 19
What a nice staff, they treated me with more respect than I probably deserve! Dr Marcus was impressive in his cerebral approach. I really appreciated his description of the theory behind his recommendations.
Joan
Joan
23:36 28 Feb 19
Dr. Michael Marcus and Dr. David Marcus are both terrific. The dental work could not be better and you feel very relaxed and comfortable. Their professionalism is the best.
Clemente Hernandez
Clemente Hernandez
19:42 02 Mar 19
Dr Micheal Marcus is an amazing person to work with. Makes you feel reassured about what can be done to help and I’m looking forward to the treatment plan we have in place.
Nicole Collida
Nicole Collida
23:37 13 Mar 19
Dr. Marcus and his staff always provide exceptional service. Everything is wonderful from the minute you walk in the front door and Dawn greets you! Every hygentist I’ve had over the past 4 years has been kind, thoughtful, and actually enjoyable! Dr. Marcus is efficient, super nice, and has a knack for making you feel right at home. I enjoy my dental visits!!
Sheri S
Sheri S
23:36 14 Mar 19
I have been a patient for about 15 years. Dawn, Joan and Dr Marcus are all amazing people.So easy to talk to, caring and hard working.I live in the suburbs and drive to the city. They truly are the best!
Karen Kramer
Karen Kramer
04:27 22 Mar 19
My long-time dental hygienist, Joan, couldn't do a better job. Dawn who handles the front desk is always on top of things and always makes you feel at home. Drs. David and Michael Marcus have both taken wonderful care of me over the years. My teeth and gums are in great shape.
William DeWoskin
William DeWoskin
00:30 10 Apr 19
I was attended to promptly. Issues that required attention were explained clearly and recommendations were given. All was done efficiently and professionally.
Philip Rotner
Philip Rotner
00:39 24 May 19
I have the highest confidence in the Marcus dental practice. Dr. Michael Marcus is an extremely skilled professional who cares about his patients’ well being, not just their teeth. Joan, the hygienist who has taken care of me for years is the best, smart, careful, caring and involved. Highest recommendation.
Monica Anna
Monica Anna
14:49 02 Jun 19
I am definitely very blessed to have that experience with Marcus Dental Practice because of them, I do truly love going to dentist appointment because of friendly staff, great dental cleaning, never painful, always friendly and professional. It is always a positive experience to be there.
Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
01:40 13 Jun 19
Michael Marcus is truly an expert. He is treating me for Sleep Apnea and has build a special appliance. The have a very well run practice with a friendly environment.
Robert Shindler
Robert Shindler
00:10 18 Jun 19
Most people hate going to the dentist... I love my dentist & would highly recommend this office to anyone. The service, care & compassion is what every doctor, and for that matter, every business should provide.
Marion B
Marion B
00:33 20 Jun 19
One cannot overstate the stellar nature of this group. Professional, caring, and absolutely up to date on the science, medicine and techniques of dental care and related health. I am so grateful to be able to rely on the Drs Marcus and their staff for my dental care!
John O'Rourke
John O'Rourke
14:02 16 Jul 19
Love Dr. Marcus and his staff. They’re knowledgeable, friendly and provide great service.
Barbara Chubin
Barbara Chubin
14:41 22 Jul 19
Dr David Marcus is my dentist and he is remarkable! Great staff and dentistry.
Emily Miller
Emily Miller
23:38 03 Aug 19
Amazing Team!!!!! Everyone is wonderful. I appriaciate everything this practice does for me.
Adrienne Green
Adrienne Green
15:09 06 Aug 19
My husband and I love this place and have gone here for years. I especially appreciate Dawn, the receptionist, who always tries to accommodate my schedule as a new mom!
Sarah Moran
Sarah Moran
13:56 06 Aug 19
I went to Marcus Dental for my TMJ. Dr. Marcus and team really care and are very throughout with gathering data to make sure they know what is actually going on. I have never felt like a dentist or doctor looked at me in that much detail before. Excited to be treated!
Rhonda Burras
Rhonda Burras
12:42 07 Aug 19
My experience is always positive with everyone at Marcus Dental Practice. I am always greeted with a smile and given excellent care during my cleanings. The hygienists are caring and knowledgeable.
Carol Guzman
Carol Guzman
00:40 15 Aug 19
Dr. Michael Marcus provides state of the art professional, painless dental care in a warm and caring environment. The entire staff of the Marcus Dental Practice are “partners to the patients” always seeking to accommodate with scheduling appointments and providing comfort care in every way. Many times I will read of an innovative procedure that enhances dental care and realize Dr. Marcus is already providing the high level care to me and my family. Dr. Marcus is a kind and empathetic dentist who I cannot recommend highly enough!!Carol Guzman
Jane Balaban
Jane Balaban
00:31 22 Aug 19
We've been patients in the Marcus practice 5 decades and wouldn't go any place else. The staff -- dentists, hygienists and support -- are unfailingly professional, courteous and welcoming. They feel like family!
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SILENCING THE SNORE

Here is where we shine! We can treat your sleep apnea and prevent not only snoring, but other associated risks such as:

 

  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Increased risk of hypertension and stroke
  • Increased risk of heart disease and heart attacks
  • Increased risk of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
  • Increased risk of accidents that result from exhaustion

At the Marcus Dental Practice, we can provide a solution that will allow you to sleep soundly at night and be productive all day long — without the need for a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that many apnea sufferers struggle with.

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Panthera Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Panthera Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Appliances - A CPAP Alternative

Ask anyone who has tried to cure their sleep apnea with a CPAP machine and they’ll tell you: It’s noisy, it’s cumbersome, and it prevents movement during the night. At the Marcus Dental Practice, one of the ways we treat sleep apnea is with the use of an oral appliance that is worn as you sleep. The benefits are numerous, including:

  • They are small, discrete, and easy to transport. No need to lug anything extra with you on trips out of town.
  • They allow you (and your partner) to enjoy a silent night. No snoring and no whirring noise!
  • They allow freedom of movement as you sleep. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side, you won’t be tethered to a machine.

Orthodontics Could Be the Answer

Another effective solution for sufferers of sleep apnea is orthodontics. In many cases, braces allow us to permanently open the airway, allowing you to breathe freely at night. Here are a few of the ways orthodontics can help:

 

  • Many people are born with an undersized dental arch. The protocol used to be to remove teeth to create room, but that failed to address the size of the arch. Now, we can use orthodontics to expand the size of the dental arch, which helps everything else involved in breathing fall into place.
  • The tongue is another factor that can lead to airway obstruction; this is most evident in people who sleep on their backs. As a result of gravity, the tongue naturally falls towards the back of the throat. With an ample dental arch, there is plenty of room in the mouth to accommodate the tongue. Without it, the tongue is forced back far enough to block the airway.

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Did you know?

The sleep apnea facts and statistics show one in five adults suffer from this breathing disorder. Knowing you are not alone and arming yourself with the facts about this problem can help you get the treatment you need.

Alarmed by your snore?

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While sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, it is more likely to occur in males over 40 years old. The following could also increase your risk:

  • Being overweight
  • Having a large neck circumference (17 inches or greater) or larger than average tongue or tonsils
  • Nasal blockage caused by colds, allergies, or sinus infections
  • A family history of sleep apnea

Alarmed by your snore? Let The Marcus Dental Practice team put you at ease. Contact our office today to request a consultation.

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