Chronic snoring and daytime sleepiness are two common signs of obstructive sleep apnea, the most prevalent of the sleep breathing disorders. Because its symptoms are the same as other conditions affecting sleep — like anxiety and depression — sleep apnea in Tulsa OK is often misdiagnosed.
June 30, 2016
How to Find Out If You Have Sleep Apnea
June 22, 2016
Family Dentist in Tulsa OK For All Your Smile Needs
You and your family already share so much, so why not trust the same dentist, too? It doesn’t make sense to drive all over town when there’s a family dentist in Tulsa OK who can meet all of your smile needs. Dr. Nauman and the team at Glisten Dental are equipped to care for everyone’s smiles — from your newest arrival to great-grandma and grandpa, too.
January 20, 2016
Exciting Things Are Coming to Your Tulsa, OK, Dentist…New Year, New Office and New Website!
For 2016, Dr. Nauman and her staff at Glisten Dental decided to take on a big New Year’s resolution… we are moving into a new building and building a brand new website! We hope that both of these will be completed sometime around the first part of March.
Our new building will allow us to care for you and your family in the most attractive, the most comfortable and the most state-of-the art facility. One thing, however, will not change at our new address. The quality of dental care you receive from Tulsa, Ok, dentist Dr. Nauman will remain unsurpassed. The entire team at Glisten Dental remains committed to providing each and every one of our patients with the individualized care they deserve both during the transition to our new facility, as well as after we’ve moved.
July 21, 2015
Health Risks and Complications from Sleep Apnea
When you think of sleep apnea, you may envision snoring, a person wearing a CPAP mask, tossing and turning all night, or any number of unpleasant sleep-related images. More than 12 million people in the US suffer from sleep apnea (1 in 25 mean and 1 in 50 women over 30). This sleep disorder is commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed due to the inconsistency of symptoms for patients. Left untreated, sleep apnea can be extremely dangerous, and increase your risk for numerous systemic and chronic health issues. If you’re worried you may be suffering from sleep apnea, contact Dr. Angine Nauman at our Tulsa, OK dental practice to find out more about sleep apnea risks and treatments.
Learn More About Sleep Apnea Risks, Tulsa
Sleep apnea occurs in two main forms: central sleep apnea (CSA) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both types of apnea involve the cessation of breathing during sleep. CSA occurs when the brain fails to signal the body to breathe at appropriate intervals. It is less common and should be treated by a medical professional, and may require extensive study to diagnose and treat properly. OSA is much more common and occurs when the muscles in the throat relax while you sleep blocking your airway.
Whenever breathing stops due to apnea, your body will waken you in an attempt to restart natural breathing. These repeated awakenings throughout the night prevent you from entering your restorative sleep cycle that helps replenish lost nutrients and repair damage done throughout the day. This is also the time your body devotes to healing if you are sick. When you do not regularly enter the restorative sleep cycle, the amount of time it required to repair damaged muscles, bones or skin cells, return to optimal health after illness, and numerous other bodily repair functions is extended.
At Glisten Dental our dedicated team is here to help you sleep better. We treat patients with OSA, and we can often help you sleep soundly using a small dental appliance to move your lower jaw forward keeping the airway open throughout the night. It all starts with a sleep study. If you believe you may suffer from OSA, we can recommend a trusted sleep specialist who can schedule an in-office, overnight study. If you’re not sure you have apnea, we can help you find an at-home pre-screening test to determine whether you should invest in a full sleep study.
It is essential that you seek assistance in treating OSA as there are numerous associated health risks. Patients who suffer from OSA often experience three major types of health concern:
- Exhaustion – Patients suffering from OSA often wake feeling unrested because their body has woken them repeatedly throughout the night to restart breathing. Patients who suffer from severe exhaustion often report difficulty concentrating, loss of memory, mood swings, and other cognitive and behavioral changes. Additionally, snoring, wheezing and heavy breathing caused by OSA can keep people you share space with up at night as well affecting their ability to get a restful night’s sleep.
- Cardiovascular disease – Patients with OSA are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease for a number of reasons. The stress placed on the heart by the repeated bodily exertion to restart breathing throughout the night, can lead to atrial fibrillation. Additionally, low blood oxygen levels can lead to increased blood pressure, and raise the risk for heart attacks and strokes.
- Immune System Impediments – Your immune system works to restore health to your body during your natural, restorative sleep cycle. Repeated inability to undergo the restorative sleep cycle can lead to weakened immune system response which is especially dangerous for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes.
Contact Your Tulsa Sleep Apnea Complication Specialist
Even if you only suspect you’re suffering from sleep apnea, it never hurts to find out more. Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nauman, and the trusted sleep apnea treatment team in Tulsa, OK at Glisten Dental. Let us help you sleep soundly. We happily provide sleep apnea consultations and treatment for patients from Tulsa and surrounding areas including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Leonard, Jenks, and Coweta.
June 16, 2015
The Top 5 Reasons To Use Glisten Dental’s Dentistry Services
When you smile, do you do it with confidence? Are you proud of your pearly whites or do you wish they could look a little whiter and brighter? Luckily for you, the team at Glisten Dental employs the best cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK: Dr. Angie Nauman. Our cosmetic and additional dentistry services will give you the smile you deserve, so hold your head up high and smile big so everyone can see what you’re working with. Trust your teeth to us!
There are a lot of reasons why you should visit us in Tulsa. We could go on and on about why we are Tulsa’s premier dental office, but we decided to go with the five best reasons as to why you should give us a shot.
1.) Our office is equipped with the latest tools that will produce the best results in the most comfortable, safe, and efficient manner. From electric drills that produce less vibration to iPads, intraoral imaging and digital x-rays, you’ll experience state-of-the-art technology that will do wonders for your mouth.
2.) When you’re here, you’re a part of our extended family. The services that we provide stem from a deep commitment to the provision of the utmost in dental care, and a commitment to personal excellence.
3.) Dr. Angie strives for perfection in the work she performs with our patients. She continually invests her time in education and training so that our patients may experience dental care like never before.
4.) A comfortable atmosphere: Our office is designed to be a calm, peaceful environment, equipped with massage chairs and televisions in our treatment rooms. Our patients are treated to soft music, warm blankets, and a very caring staff that understand dental anxiety.
5.) We have a cure for bad breath: unfortunate smelling halitosis is a common problem, and we have the team that can tackle the problem quickly incorporating helpful tips and recommendations.
Make An Appointment With Us Today
To set up an appointment and get the full Glisten Dental experience at our Tulsa, OK office, give us a call. We welcome all patients located in and around the area including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Leonard, Jenks, Coweta and beyond. Give your smile the care it deserves!
May 29, 2015
Get Your Teeth Looking and Feeling Great With Cosmetic Dentistry
Glisten Dental has some of the best cosmetic dentistry services in Tulsa, OK. If you want to give your teeth a shine that will stop others in their tracks, you’ve come to the right place. Everyone deserves a smile that is beautiful, period. A smile is a persons’ personality on display. Anything less than a great looking smile can leave people’s confidence in shambles. It can get to the point where a patient will choose not to smile at all and will instead hide their smiles. We don’t want anyone hiding their smiles, so that’s why we suggest everyone come in and enjoy top-notch cosmetic dentistry service.
What is it about a beautiful, white smile that people love? It’s simply attractive and can have huge effects on your relationships with co-workers, friends and family. If you have a smile that could be a little whiter or teeth that are cracked and chipped, cosmetic dentistry can help mask these problems and help make your smile look like a million bucks. If you’re ready to transform your smile, we’re ready to get to work! Dr. Angie Nauman and the rest of our dental staff want to make your smile shine brighter than ever before.