Your safety is of the upmost importance to us. Our office follows the infection control guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our affiliation with these organizations ensures that we are up to date with the latest recommendations and guidelines. As you know, infection control has always been a top priority in our office and you will notice some additional measures that we have implemented based on current guidelines.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Prior to your appointment:
You will receive an email or text to fill out any necessary forms online. This will make it more convenient for you and eliminate any paperwork in the office. One of these forms will be a COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
Upon arrival to our office:
Please wear a face mask. We will provide one for you if you don’t have one. Your temperature will be taken in the foyer. Only the patient should come in for the appointment if possible. One caregiver or family member may come in with the patient, and they must wear a face mask and will be screened.
At your appointment:
You will be asked to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and then use a mouth rinse prior to your dental care. Our office utilizes Surgically Clean Air purifiers to remove harmful particles, pollutants, and other airborne contaminants and bacteria from the air in every operatory during all patient appointments. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
15873 Middlebelt Rd. Suite 100 • Livonia, MI 48154
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If you are currently struggling with your sleep, take the time to speak with a trusted sleep science provider about your symptoms. One of the forms of treatment for both of these oral health-related sleep disorders is a helpful oral appliance. This approach uses a device to limit the damage you are able to cause overnight. Both of these common conditions can lead to lasting harm, so take your sleep seriously with a call to Dr. James Stewart, DDS, at Dental Sleep Medicine in Livonia, MI. We are here to help you wake up ready to face the day! (more…)
Do you wake up feeling tired in the morning? Or do you find yourself struggling to make it through the day? If so, you could have a common sleep disorder related to your oral health. One of these, in particular, centers around the structure of the mouth and the throat. Chronic obstructive sleep apnea is one of these conditions, in which your own body can block your breath overnight. If your loved ones have brought up their concern about your snoring, it could be this condition.
Sleep apnea can be a dangerous condition for your long-term health, but there is an accessible form of non-surgical therapy from Dental Sleep Medicine of Michigan. An oral appliance helps through the gentle repositioning of your jaw, keeping your airway free from obstruction all night long. Apnea can contribute to hypertension and low blood oxygenation, so take the time to focus on your problem snoring. It may be a sign of chronic obstructive sleep apnea! (more…)
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At Dental Sleep Medicine of Michigan, we have accessible treatment of chronic obstructive sleep apnea with the use of an oral appliance. This slim device can allow you to sleep comfortably around others without the embarrassment of your loud snoring, so take the time to make a change. (more…)
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