Mouth Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted on by Dr. Erin Elliott

The normal “mode of breathing” is through the nose. However, many people breathe through their mouth. The primary reason is because of nasal congestion. This could be due to allergies, chronic sinusitis, inflammation or some kind of physical obstruction (polyps, deviated septum, or trauma). Another explanation could be from a “habit” often stemming from early … Continue reading Mouth Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Another believer!

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Dear Bri and Dr. Elliott, I want to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH” for saving my life!  I truly believe that if I had continued to experience the affects of sleep apnea, I probably would have had a heart attack or worse, a short life.  Since I started wearing my appliance at night, sleep is … Continue reading Another believer!

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

In 1900, 60% of all deaths were from communicable sources such as pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis and enteritis. Life expectancy was about 49 years of age.  Today, we are living longer and better, an average of 77.8 years old.  Because of the industrial revolution and advances in science, medicine and technology, our lifestyle is much different … Continue reading Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Posted on July 12, 2015 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) was once thought of to be a disease of older overweight men. However, what is often overlooked is the fact that many middle aged women also have sleep apnea like symptoms (snoring, daytime tiredness, morning headaches, poor sleep) but have another Sleep Breathing Disorder called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome or UARS. … Continue reading Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Don’t Drive Drowsy!!

Posted on July 9, 2015 by Dr. Erin Elliott

We’re so excited to share this testimonial from our patient who was told she didn’t have a problem until we got a chance to test her and treat her: “I have struggled with snoring, being light headed in the morning and driving very tired into work every morning for the last several years. I even … Continue reading Don’t Drive Drowsy!!

Another Saved Life

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Dr. Elliott and her team asked me during a normal cleaning, “do you snore?” and I responded “yeah, why?” They proceeded to explain to me all reasons why my airway is small. I have complete trust in Dr. Elliott and her team so I went along with their testing and education. To make a long … Continue reading Another Saved Life

Happy Veteran’s Day

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

I wanted to take time to thank three people and one great product that has changed my life. Before using RESMED’s Narval Mandibular Repositioning Device I was using an over the counter device.  That device was uncomfortable, not very effective for me, and broke 4 times in 5 months. Even with the device I awoke … Continue reading Happy Veteran’s Day

Is This Treatment Perfect From Day1? Is It Worth A 70 Mile Drive?

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Here our patient talks about her experience with SBNW. She drove from Sandpoint or Sagle and discusses that it took a little adjusting but she LOVES her Medicare appliance. Discover the difference between us and a dentist that isn’t trained.