Sleep Apnea Ruining Your Life?

John Merrill, expert dentist in Huntersville, wants to help you discover if you suffer from Sleep Apnea, and how EASY it is to control!

Sleep Apnea is linked to sudden cardiac death, which is responsible for


Sleep Apnea is linked to sudden cardiac death, which is responsible for


Find Relief with Dr. Merrill

The CPAP machine has been the traditional method used for treating sleep apnea, but many find this treatment disruptive and the needed machine and oxygen mask cumbersome.The American Academy of Sleep Medicine designated dental oral sleep applicances as the No. 1 nonsurgical alternative for the CPAP intolerant.

Doctor Merrill recently completed training with the doctors of the Carolinas HealthCare System in using new CPAP alternatives such as oral sleep appliances to effectively treat sleep apnea for those who are CPAP intolerant.

A special sonar machine called a pharyngometer is used to measure the oropharyngeal airway. It is measured with and without your custom designed oral appliance to help Dr. Merrill customize the appliance to correctly and comfortably open your airway.

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5 Steps in Understanding the Anatomy of a Sleep Apnea Episode

Understanding Sleep Apnea
  1. As airflow stops during a sleep apnea episode, the oxygen level in your blood drops.
  2. Your brain responds by briefly disturbing your sleep enough to kick start breathing — which often resumes with a gasp or a choking sound.
  3. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you probably won’t remember these awakenings. Most of the time, you’ll stir just enough to tighten your throat muscles and open your windpipe.
  4. In central sleep apnea, you may be conscious of your awakenings.
  5. This can occur hundreds of times each night!

The resulting LACK OF OXYGEN can heighten your risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other heart conditions.

On top of this, it can also accelerate the aging process, compromise your safety, health and overall quality of life.

Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test to assess your risk!


Dr. John Merrill of NorthStar Dentistry is here to help.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does snoring complicate your personal relationships?
  • Do you ever fall asleep at traffic lights, only to be awakened by the honking cars behind you?
  • Are you having difficulty losing weight?
  • Are you waking up with headaches or a dry mouth and throat?

These questions - and many other signs - will help to identify if you have Sleep Apnea.

Your Huntersville Dentist is specially trained to help improve your quality of life. Download our eBook to find out how!

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Questions You May Have

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A: Anyone who is frustrated or unhappy with their smile and is unsure if improvement is possible qualifies for a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Merrill. Schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you get the smile of your dreams.

A: Yes! The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry provides accreditation which sets the standard for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. John Merrill is one of only 370 dentists worldwide rigorously trained and educated to provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry..

If you are diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea, it means you are having 30 or more episodes an hour throughout the night.

Each level has its own risks and treatments. Download our Ebook to find out more!

A: Every smile makeover is unique and must be customized by a trained dentist, like Dr. Merrill, to include several factors. We offer free cosmetic consultations at NorthStar Dentistry for Adults. Come and see Dr. Merrill and he will plan your smile design and provide a cost estimate.

Please Email any other questions you may have and we will be happy to answer them!