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Dr. Michael Fulbright says there are numerous treatment options for children who have sleep apnea, a serious health problem that may be causing behavioral issues that lead to a misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in some cases. Los Angeles, CA – Approximately 18 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea, a condition which can cause snoring and extended breathing pauses during sleep, leading to life-threatening health risks. What may not be widely known is that an estimated one to four percent of children also have sleep apnea. According to Redondo Beach dentist Michael Fulbright, DDS, sleep…

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These days, many children are being diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Some of them are acting out in school and getting in trouble, leading to a diagnosis of ADHD and a prescription for Ritalin. What’s interesting is, a large percentage of these kids have been found to have underdeveloped mandibles or underdeveloped maxillae. Their chins may be recessed, or their palates may be very ‘high-vaulted,’ and the space between the tongue and the roof of the mouth is larger than normal. These conditions can result in oral structures such as the jaws pushing back and closing the airway.…

Posted in News and Information, Press Releases, Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Dr. Michael Fulbright at Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry discusses the symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that can cause loud snoring and extended breathing pauses during sleep. Los Angeles, CA – A life-threatening condition that affects an exceptionally large number of Americans is also one that many people don’t even know they have: sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of the condition, can cause pronounced snoring and/or breathing pauses of 10 to 20 seconds or more. The American Sleep Apnea association estimates that over 18 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea,…

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In our last blog post, we detailed some of the symptoms of sleep apnea and how you can determine whether you or a loved one is suffering from the condition. Today, we’ll explore an advanced treatment available from our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, that can bring you a healthier night’s sleep and reduce associated symptoms that may be affecting your day-to-day life. During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the nasal passages, throat and tongue become very relaxed. When they become too relaxed, they can obstruct the flow of air and result in snoring and even extensive pauses…

Posted in News and Information, Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Here’s a scary fact: a very common, very dangerous condition that afflicts millions of people may go unnoticed or ignored because the time in which it manifests is when individuals are most vulnerable – during sleep. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder which negatively affects a normal flow of air intake while you sleep. Snoring is often a common byproduct of sleep apnea; however, life-threatening breathing pauses for an extended period of time can also be caused by the condition. Unless a loved one has observed the effects of sleep apnea while you are asleep, you may not even know…