Sleep Apnea / Sports Appliances
The Pure Power Mouthguard
Want some good news that could impact your enjoyment of sports for you and any member of your family?
This news comes from the principles of Neuromuscular Dentistry, which has to do with balancing your lower jaw and stabilizing it against your upper teeth. This allows for increased core strength by letting your nerves and muscles balance and align in a way you have never experienced. But it might be more interesting if I said that you could be stronger, have more balance and flexibility, hit a longer more solid drive on the golf course or recover faster from a tough workout, as well as perform better at any sport while preventing specific injuries all with a uniquely fabricated high tech mouthguard.
Would you mind if you had a little more balance, could lift weights with a little more strength and endurance, recover a little more speed and suffer a little less from the workout, hit a little farther with more control (or would you mind if it was more than a little improvement); would you mind having a little more edge at whatever you compete at? If the answer is the obvious “No, I wouldn’t mind that,” then this news is the hottest thing happening in sports today.
It is called the PPM for Pure Power Mouthguard. It was developed by a dentist in Canada trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies where I also have been pursuing my dental training since 1996. He applied the principles of balancing and aligning ones jaw, which also stabilizes it for achieving maximum power, strength and performance from your entire body. This sports appliance has been field tested and used for the past year by Pro Athletes at the top of their fields, college athletes on down to high school.
Participation in any sport or athletic endeavor will benefit from this mouthguard. It is made for both contact and non-contact sports. Of course the biggest benefit is training with it, as that is what most of our time is spent at, including pro athletes.
I was immediately excited once introduced to this, I am now a Certified PPM Dentist, trained to deliver this revolutionary product. We are one of the few offices in the Tampa Bay Area to offer the PPM. This will be of no surprise to many who know our practice, as we have been the first in many of Dentistry’s latest innovations.
All you need to know about sleep apnea - Dr. Beata A. Carlson
What is sleep apnea?
The tissues of the throat affect your breathing and sleeping patterns, and your brain and body are impacted. Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which the upper airway becomes blocked during sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form. In this form, a blockage often develops when the soft tissue collapses while the patient is sleeping.
It causes disrupted or uncomfortable sleep. With the airway blocked, there are pauses or breaks in breathing. Sleep apnea is more commonly found in adults, but it can affect patients of all ages.
What are the effects of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea affects the whole body. Left untreated the condition increases the likelihood of health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
Patients with sleep apnea may experience:
• Problems concentrating
• Memory problems
• Tiredness throughout the day
• Dry mouth in the morning
• Feeling moody or depressed
What are the solutions available for sleep apnea?
Some patients may be candidates for oral appliances. Mouthguards can effectively treat sleep apnea and other oral issues by keeping the jaw in the proper position and the airway open.
We offer consultations to help address sleep apnea in both kids and adults. The appliance we recommend is Myobrace®, which is a mouthguard to establish nasal breathing and habit correction.
The Pure Power Mouthguard is the official mouthpiece of New Orleans Saints Football Team!
Can a mouthguard actually improve athletic performance significantly?
Did you know that finding the optimal resting jaw position can unleash instant improvements in strength, explosive speed, balance and agility?
The Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM), founded on the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, is a sports performance revolution that has been shown to instantly enhance athletic performance. Used by professional, collegiate and amateur athletes worldwide, the PPM is quickly becoming essential equipment for serious athletes.
Here are some more examples of athletes who have fond the PPM successful:
- Golf – Scott McCarron
- Kickboxing – Mickey Marshall
- Basketball – Michael Redd
- Multiple sports – here is a good explanation by ESPN on how it works.
Also see this article that appeared in USA Today on Nov 17, 2009, “Can a mouthguard boost performance?” It can be slow in loading, be patient.
Then come to our office and have one made for yourself. Excel!