Do you snore? Are you?

  • Overweight?
  • Are you losing track of time?
  • Experiencing Daytime Sleepiness?
  • Feeling Fatigue even without any activity?
  • Having Memory Gaps or being forgetful?
  • Having Difficulty in concentrating?

Sleep Apnea or Apnea - (snoring) can be treated with a dental appliance that can be installed by your Dentist.


"Better Sleep Better Life"

About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea – can be caused by obstructions in your airways or it can be caused by your brain’s inability to tell your body to inhale and exhale.

Sleep Apnea due to obstructions - This is common among overweight individuals due to the formation of fatty tissues around their airways. It is also common among people with extreme allergies or asthma, when a portion of their airways are inflamed due to allergens.

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Heart Attack – Due to the severe or uneven supply of oxygen in the blood stream angina may be triggered – angina, is the lack of supply of blood flow to the heart muscle. The abnormal heart rhythm can also cause heart attacks and in severe cases death.

Neurological problems - if there is prolonged absence of oxygen in the brain or there is failure to supply oxygen to the brain. Brain cells can die as it needs oxygen to live and function. The death of brain cells will result to neurological problems, such as abrupt personality changes or mood swings; it can also lead to epileptic attacks, and worst seizures.

Respiratory Acidosis – Is the formation of carbonic acids in the blood cells that accumulates in the lungs.

For Pregnant Women – since there is a need for the fetus to be oxygenated, severe apnea can cause premature infants with immature brains.

Dental Apnea Device

After a detailed sleep study the severity and the cause of obstruction can be determined, which will lead to the best treatment plan that may include the installation of a Dental Apnea Device.

    Types of Dental Apnea Devices:

  • Mandibular Advancement Devices – provides a prosthetic remedy to an airway that when relaxed (during sleep) it obstructs the flow of air in the lungs.

  • Tongue Retaining Mouthpieces – are devices that hold the tongue in place, if this is the cause of obstruction when at rest or relaxed during sleep.

Benefits of Dental Apnea Devices

Dental Devices fit perfectly with the relaxed form of your mouth. It is more comfortable in the long run as opposed to a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway) face mask.

Since it works with the contours and relaxed form of your mouth it does not cause dryness along the sinus canal.

The Dental Device can be carried anywhere without the added devices that is normally attacked to CPAP face mask.

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Sleeping on the Job – No more:

A good friend of mine was recently terminated from her work for sleeping on the job. When we had a chance to talk, she told me that she had been to several doctors who always order several tests. But at the end of it all, they all say that she is normal. Her potassium and other chemical indicators are normal, her lung function and heart are normal. She was even advised to see a shrink. When we got to the part where she was complaining about fatigue, her husband came in, he told us that he was also experiencing fatigue but only in the morning. But unlike his wife sleepiness problem, he said he knows the root cause of his problem. His wife’s very loud snoring keeps him awake at night. We immediately made an appointment with a sleep clinic and I readily provided her with the best Dental Apnea device I have. She was amazed at the results. She was a skeptic but now a happy convert. She sleeps well and her husband’s mood improved too. With several offers for a job she is confident that it will be a different story this time.

Happy Traveler

A friend recently asked for my help when he heard that there are dental devices that can be used to treat his sleep apnea. His current PCAP mask is very cumbersome. Since he is a traveling salesperson, this is a problem for him especially when he needs to bring with him several sample of his products. We corrected his problem with the Mandibular Advancement Device and he believes miracles do happen. He is grateful for his immediate relief and comfort. And, currently, travels lighter. He is hopeful for a better chance of meeting the woman of his dreams with this marvelous creation.

Our Doctor

Dr. Maria Aluning

APNEA Dentist in Carson, CA

Dr. Maria Cecilia Aluning is married to Godofredo Soberano Aluning and has 3 children named Jacqueline, Jillian, and Gody. She came to the United States at the age of 14 after graduating high school in 1980. She started college at 15 years of age at Community College in Las Vegas, Nevada. She studied computer science at first then shifted to nursing. Because she was very young then, she thought nursing was very hard and was not for her, so she decided to go back to Manila in 1986 to study dentistry.

She graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines in 1992. She has been servicing patients in the city of Carson and its neighboring cities for 19 years now. Her team strives for excellence in dentistry by continuously updating their dental knowledge and education through continuing education courses and dental conferences. Their practice is committed to the highest health standards, while maintaining a pleasant and relaxed environment that works for even the most anxious of patients. She takes pride in her family-based practice using proven, state-of-the-art technology.

The goal of Dr. Aluning’s practice is to give her patients the best dental care possible so they have healthy gums and teeth for life. She also provides patients with thorough information about their teeth and their dental needs so that they can decide their best treatment option.

In 2014, she was given the recognized by the leading physicians of the world as Top Dentist in Carson. In 2015, Continental Who’s Who inducted her as a Pinnacle Professional Member, and she also received an award by being The Outstanding Pilipino in Los Angeles (TOPLA) for 2015.

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Porcelain Veneers

"are wonderful for fixing discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth."