SOURCE: Dores Dental

Dores Dental

January 31, 2015 20:27 ET

Longmeadow Dentist Reminds Public About Benefits of Sleep Apnea Devices

LONGMEADOW, MA--(Marketwired - January 31, 2015) - A new study has found that sleep apnea devices can not only cure fatigue but also lower depression.

Dr. Jim Dores, owner of Dental Dental, said a story by Reuters on the recent study (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/22/us-health-apnea-depression-idUSKBN0K01LM20141222) highlights the far-reaching effects of sleep apnea and sleep apnea treatments. Dr. Dores offers sleep apnea devices at his Longmeadow, Mass., office in addition to preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. Physicians have linked sleep apnea and depression because sleep problems are known to cause restlessness, fatigue, irritability and lower quality of life.

The article cites a review that found those who wore a nightly device for obstructive sleep apnea improved in their depression. The review tested 19 patients who either used a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that moves the tongue and lower jawbone forward. Study subjects who wore the devices were more likely to show improvements in their depression compared with those who did not.

Dr. Dores said the findings show how sleep apnea treatment can change a patient's life. Dr. Dores added that the treatments are generally covered by dental insurance plans.

"So often we only view sleep apnea as loud snoring, but it's so much more than that -- and it actually can be deadly if left untreated," Dr. Dores said. "The great thing about our sleep apnea treatments is patients have instant results. After using the device for just one night, they wake up the next day feeling refreshed and well-rested."

Dores Dental serves the communities of Longmeadow, Hampden, Southwick, Springfield, Wilbraham, West Springfield and Agawam, Mass., as well as Enfield and Somers, Conn. He treats children, teens and adults in hisoffice. Individual services include same-day crowns, inlays and onlays, dental implants, bridges, root canal therapy, periodontal disease treatment, tooth extractions, teeth-whitening treatments, Invisalign and custom mouth guards.

Dr. Dores spent nine years working in sales and finance before entering dental school. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and worked as an associate dentist for four years before purchasing his own practice in 2010. Dr. Dores has advanced education in general dentistry, Synergy implant training, Invisalign and same-day crowns. He uses a CEREC machine to produce natural-looking and durable same-day restorations.    

Dr. Dores received the Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2013, a recognition given out by www.Vitals.com, a patient-review site for doctors. He is dedicated to his community and donates his time to Alana Smiles, a charity that offers treatment for oral cancer patients, and Dentistry From The Heart, a national collaboration of dentists who provide free dentistry for a day for patients without dental insurance.

For the cost of teeth whitening at Dores Dental, visit the website at www.DoresDental.com.

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