Regular cleanings and checkups are an important part of your dental hygiene and overall health care. With routine x-rays and the latest diagnostic aids such as intra-oral cameras, we can provide you and your family with a complete dental care program in our comfortable and friendly office.
First impressions can be everlasting. We have some of the most innovative cosmetic treatments available that can give you a reason to smile with confidence, including teeth whitening, SureSmile clear aligners, bonding, veneers, dentures, and implants.
Looking for an alternative to braces? SureSmile is an effective clear aligner treatment designed to fit your lifestyle. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort.
With SureSmile, Dr. Rodgers can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. The more you wear them, the faster you'll see results!
What is sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person. Unconsciously, he/she will close the jaw returning the tongue and throat to a normal position.
The sleep apnea cycle – falling asleep, jaw relaxing, airway collapsing, unconsciously awakening with a gasp, falling back asleep – can repeat itself 50 or more times per hour during the night. With a blocked air passage, one does not receive enough oxygen. Both the awakenings and oxygen deprivation can then trigger other health problems.