Stamford CT Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Cahn, Instructor at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention

Dr. Jeffrey Cahn is a part time clinical instructor at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene of the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The School of Dental Hygiene teaches prospective hygienists how to clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate prospective hygienists on ways to show patients how to improve and maintain good oral health.

Founded in 1913, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene joined the University of Bridgeport in 1949. The Fones School of Dental Hygiene is the first school of dental hygiene in the world. The school is named for its founder Dr. Alfred Civilion Fones, a pioneer in the world dental hygiene movement.

Call Dr. Cahn today 203-323- 2882, for a free of charge consultation.

Evidence Links Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Alzheimer's

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention

Did you know...?

Evidence suggests a link between obstructive sleep apnea and early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. At the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held in London in July, 2017, at least three studies were presented that show a pre- Alzheimers Disease changes in the brains and cerebrospinal fluids of patients that have sleep disordered breathing due to apnea.

Dr. Cahn is an experienced Dentist in Stamford, CT who created oral appliances that help treat obstructive sleep apnea.

It has already been shown that there are links between apnea and cardiovascular disease. Because of this, people who have uncontrolled obstructive sleep apnea are not only more susceptible to heart attacks and strokes; but also to high blood pressure and erectile disfunction.

It is important to diagnose and to properly treat obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliances can be made to treat OSA successfully and comfortably and eliminate snoring, as well.

The oral appliances are covered by medicare and by most medical insurance companies.

Call today 203-323-2882, for a free of charge sleep apnea consultation.

Oral Appliance Therapy in Stamford, CT: Effective Treatment for Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention

Treat Sleep Apnea and Help Alleviate Snoring With Our Custom-Made Oral Appliances

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overemphasized. Neither can the annoyance of snoring to one’s bed partner! We can make comfortable oral appliances which can help you sleep more restfully and eliminate the snoring! These appliances are custom made and function to keep the airway open without the need for a CPAP machine. These appliances are covered by medicare and most medical insurance companies.

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for good health and for feeling well during the day. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not able to accomplish this. Obstructive sleep apnea means that there are times during sleep when breathing completely stops due to the tongue obstructing the airway. There are also episodes of hypopnea where the airway is partially obstructed. The result is a fragmented, restless sleep that leaves sufferers exhausted and drowsy during the day.

Obstructive sleep apnea is common, affecting more than 12 million Americans; but most people with the problem haven’t been diagnosed. In the short term, obstructive sleep apnea can cause excessive daytime drowsiness, mood changes, memory loss. It can also lead to an inability to concentrated and to distracted driving. Long term untreated obstructive sleep apnea has been linked high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Traditionally, obstructive sleep apnea has been treated with CPAP machines which pump a constant stream of air through masks into the throat to keep the airway open. As you can imagine, such devices are not very comfortable and not very portable for travelers. Oral appliances can be made to treat OSA successfully and comfortably and eliminate the snoring as well. These appliances are covered by medicare and most medical insurance companies.

Please call today (203-323-2882) for a free of charge sleep consultation.

Stamford, CT Sleep Appliance Dentist Treats Snoring

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Friday, 15 September 2017. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention

Are you overly drowsy during the day? Does your spouse complain that you snore loudly? If so, you may have Obstructive sleep apnea.

There is a solution for people with obstructive sleep apnea, who, for various reasons, cannot or will not tolerate CPAP therapy. Dr Jeffrey Cahn, in Stamford, CT, who is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, can make comfortable, custom made oral appliances to control snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. These oral appliances are not only comfortable and easy to use, but have proven to effectively control the apnea.

In the office, Dr. Cahn will evaluate your oral anatomy to determine whether you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy and then determine which appliance is the best for your specific anatomy. He will begin the impression process and within a couple of weeks have your custom-made oral appliance.

These appliances are covered by Medicare and most medical insurance plans.

Please call the office today (203-323-2882) for your free-of-charge consultation.

HOW SUGARY DRINKS DAMAGE YOUR TEETH

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Sunday, 03 September 2017. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention

HOW SUGARY DRINKS DAMAGE YOUR TEETH

About half of the population of the United States, drinks at least one sugary drink
per day! Drinking sugary soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity,
type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. But sodas can also have detrimental effects on
your teeth, potentially leading to cavities, tooth decay, staining, and dental erosion.

Drinking carbonated beverages, whether sugared or artificially sweetened, leads to an immediate increase in the acid content of your mouth, which within minutes,
starts to erode the tooth enamel. The erosion process starts to soften the enamel of the teeth which will lead to huge structural defects in the teeth.

The sugars in the beverage are metabolized by bacteria in your mouth which starts the tooth decay process. This process is an acid production by the bacteria that also starts to soften the tooth and allow the bacteria to gain access to the teeth and crate the cavities in the teeth.

The coloring added to cola flavored drinks also begins to stain your teeth; the more you drink, the browner your teeth will get. With every drink of soda, a damaging reaction will start that lasts for about  twenty minutes. If you sip sodas all day, your teeth are under constant attack by the acid, the stain, and the bacteria.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Friday, 05 May 2017. Posted in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are you the one in five adults is our society not getting a restful enough sleep?

According to the latest statistics, obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately 20% of the adult population in the United States! This means that 20% of adults in our society are not getting a restful sleep most likely due to breathing disorders and are probably overly drowsy during the day.

These individuals also have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and are more likely to have fatal heart attacks and strokes. Additional symptoms may be memory difficulties, mood changes, disorientation, loss of alertness, high blood pressure, and decreased sexual performance, as a result of the apnea.

Dr. Jeffrey Cahn has been successfully treating people with obstructive sleep apnea for over twenty years, by designing custom-made oral appliances for patients diagnosed with sleep apnea.  The oral appliances have proven to be a comfortable alternative to CPAP( continuous positive air pressure) therapy can be used both as an alternative treatment to CPAP or in conjunction with CPAP.  

Call the office of Dr. Jeffrey Cahn  at 203-323-2882 to learn more.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Cahn on Friday, 28 April 2017. Posted in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month:
If you see something, say something (to your dentist!)

Oral cancers can occur anywhere in the oral cavity, but the most prevalent place for oral cancers is on the side edge border of the tongue and on the floor of the mouth below the tongue. In its early stage, it frequently presents as small white or red lesions, which are almost always painless.

These cancers are more prevalent in people who smoke and drink.

Early detection is the key to long-term oral cancer survival.

Regular visits to a dentist is essential to find and evaluate suspicious lesions and determine the proper procedure. If anything looks unusual, a brush biopsy will often be taken. This procedure is quick. The dentist uses a small brush to brush over the lesion and the cells obtained are examined under a microscope in a lab using computer-assisted technology.

Other times, it might be determined that an actual biopsy is required for a better assessment. Either way, although these cancers are relatively rare, it is critical to detect oral cancer early to increase the likelihood of long-term survival.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office and setup a free consultation.

1435 Bedford Street, Suite #1P
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 323-2882

Relationship between gum disease and systemic diseases

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

Over the past 20 years there has been increasing data linking gum (periodontal) disease and various systemic diseases.

According to the Academy of Periodontology, for a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body, but more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.

It has been well documented that people with diabetes are significantly more susceptible to gum disease. Recent evidence has shown that periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications.

In addition, studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. It is believed that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart condition and studies have pointed to a relationship between periodontal disease and stroke, as well as contributing to other systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, pneumonia, and even cancers.

It is worthwhile - significantly important - to have your teeth professionally cleaned to maintain good oral health and good health, overall!

Dental Oral Appliances in Stamford, CT, Help Prevent Snoring

on Friday, 04 November 2016.

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overemphasized. Neither can the annoyance of snoring to one’s bed partner! We can make oral appliances which can comfortably help you sleep and eliminate the snoring!

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for good health and for feeling well during the day. People withobstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not able to accomplish this.

Obstructive sleep apnea means that thereare times during sleep when breathing completely stops due to the tongue obstructing the airway. Thereare also episodes of hypopnea where the airway is partially obstructed. The result is a fragmented,restless sleep that leaves sufferers exhausted and drowsy during the day.Obstructive sleep apnea is common, affecting more than 12 million Americans; but most people withthe problem haven’t been diagnosed. In the short term, obstructive sleep apnea can cause excessivedaytime drowsiness, mood changes, memory loss. It can also lead to an inability to concentrated and todistracted driving. Long term untreated obstructive sleep apnea has been linked high blood pressure,increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Traditionally, obstructive sleep apnea has been treated with CPAP machines which pump a constantstream of air through masks into the throat to keep the airway open. As you can imagine, such devicesare not very comfortable and not very portable for travelers. Oral appliances can be made to treat OSAsuccessfully and comfortably and eliminate the snoring as well.

Please call today (203-323- 2882) for a free of charge sleep consultation.

A Great Week at the Trudi Birger Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) Clinic in Jerusalem

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

I can't imagine a more rewarding experience than working at dental clinic for underprivileged children Israel. The Trudi Birger Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) clinic in Jerusalem serves the lower socioeconomic population regardless of religion or background. Nothing can beat the feeling of working to help children recover their oral health -- especially in a region where children have seen enough suffering.

 

A visit to the holy land is bound to be exciting and breathtaking; witnessing the land of the bible. I spent a week in Israel volunteering at the DVI clinic in Jerusalem. It was there that I got the opportunity to treat dental patients, children or young adults, who would not otherwise have access to dental care. It was very rewarding to treat these young people, and a pleasure to work with state-of-the-art equipment and supplies and to be assisted by an amazingly competent and friendly support staff.

Trudi Birger, a Holocaust survivor founded the clinic in 1980. Trudi had been sent to a death camp when she was a young teenager. When, miraculously, she survived, she vowed never to abandon a child in distress. During Birger’s work with needy children in Israel, she became aware of the physical and psychological suffering the children endured due to severe dental problems. She established the Dental Volunteers for Israel clinic to provide free dental treatment to children from Jerusalem’s most needy families.

For more information on the DVI program, you may contact Dr. Jeff Cahn at 203-323-2882 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the DVI website, www.dental-dvi.org.il/

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