Posts by Dr. Jason Hui

Sleep Apnea Myths and Truths

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) every day. Sleep apnea is one of the most underdiagnosed disorders today, meaning those numbers could be much higher. Many myths surround this disorder leaving people unaware of the true symptoms and dangers of sleep apnea. It’s important to know the myths from the facts, as it might be you who suffers from this serious disease. Let’s take a look a look at a few myths surrounding sleep apnea.   Myth # 1: Snoring is not dangerous Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep...

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Custom Fitted Oral Appliances versus Over the Counter Non Custom Appliances for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Many of our patients frequently ask if an over the counter device will work the same as the custom fitted appliances we make. There are quite a few similarities between the two, but they also differ in several ways. This article will summarize some of the key differences between a Custom Oral Appliance and an Over the Counter Non Custom Oral Appliance.   Fit Many over the counter appliances use boil and bite technology. These are typically “DIY” appliances where you boil the appliances and mold the material over your teeth to create some type of retention. After a few seconds, the...

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