Welcome to the website of Dr. Lonn E. Brander, General Dentistry in DeKalb, Illinois.
Today we live in a health conscious society. People of all ages recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle: a balanced diet, regular exercise, plenty of water, and proper rest. But did you know that good oral hygiene is also a vital step toward a healthier life? Recent research suggests that bacteria and inflammation associated with gum disease may play a role in these other health issues.
Given the potential links between gum disease and heart disease, prevention is the key to maintaining overall health. Regular professional dental exams and cleanings are necessary to prevent gum disease and keep your healthy smile.
Our friendly staff will create a positive dental experience while providing quality dentistry and patient comfort! All regular dental insurance plans accepted.
Dr. Brander can make you an oral appliance that works just like the CPAP machine but is much more comfortable!
Although CPAP is considered the ‘gold star’ standard for patients with severe sleep apnea, if you don’t wear it, it’s not helping. For patients who suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is a popular method for treatment. People from across the globe are visiting dental practices for screenings and fitted for oral appliances.
The best part is, oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is now covered by Medicare and most large insurance companies.
An oral sleep appliance is a custom-fabricated mouthpiece similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouth-guard worn over the teeth. The appliance works by comfortably repositioning the lower jaw and tongue forward or by restraining the tongue to keep the airway from collapsing during sleep. Snoring and sleep apnea are then effectively managed and good quality sleep can be achieved without interruption.