Sleep Apnea / Oral Appliance Therapy (pink/blue)

Is Sleep Apnea keeping you awake? Is snoring keeping your spouse awake? We have a simple solution - an alternative to the cumbersome CPAP.

Our practice provides new treatments for patients with snoring, sleep apnea, and CPAP intolerance problems. He offers FDA-approved Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for the many people with sleep breathing conditions. can solve your snoring and sleep apnea without CPAP or surgery!

Treatment Options

TIRED OF CPAP? We have an alternative!

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  • Oral Appliance Therapy is completely non-invasive and painless. It is a mouthpiece, for patients with primary snoring or mild to moderate Sleep Apnea. They are small devices that you wear while you sleep. They are similar in size to an Orthodontic Retainer or Sports Mouthguard. They are very comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to travel with. These appliances can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Oral Appliances work by attempting to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of your throat, keeping your airway open to allow adequate air intake. They work to reposition the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and uvula. Oral Appliance Therapy involves selecting an appropriate design, and then custom fitting it to your teeth. [dt_sc_clear]As of 2006, new guidelines have been established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. These guidelines now recommend Oral Appliance Therapy as the first treatment option for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and the best option for patients who are unable to successfully use CPAP.
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is pressurized air from a bedside machine. The air is delivered through a tube that connects to a mask, covering the nose. The pressure of the air forces and maintains the airway open while you sleep. This is a very successful treatment option, however it is only a great treatment if it is used! Many people find the masks very uncomfortable and cumbersome to wear. The noise created by the machines can also cause difficulty sleeping for the patient and partner. Additionally, the machines are difficult to travel with for many people.

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Sleep Apnea / Snoring

snoring1Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder affecting over 18 million people in the United States. Sleep Apnea is characterized by loud or heavy snoring interrupted by the stopping of breathing for more than 10 seconds. The word "apnea" literally means "without breath."

Under diagnosed and frequently dismissed simply as harmless yet annoying snoring, “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA) is a very dangerous condition. If you or a loved one snore loudly at night, please have a sleep study done to rule out this potentially fatal condition.

Common Symptoms

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness - Do you simply run out of energy after lunch.
  • Poor, unrefreshing sleep - How often do you wake up as tired as when you went to bed?
  • Memory problems or Personality changes - Disturbed sleep can cause these.
  • Nocturia-Getting up more than twice a night to go to the bathroom.
  • History of Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Stroke, and High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes-Over 50% of people with diabetes have Sleep Apnea.
  • Waking up gasping for air, or Stopping Breathing, while sleeping
  • Headaches in the Morning - Lack of oxygen can cause this.
  • TMJ and Teeth-Grinding Problems - These are conclusively linked to Sleep Apnea.
  • Depression and Emotional Conditions - Often go hand-in-hand with Apnea.
  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Snoring - Not to be ignored, this is a major sign of a partially blocked airway ready to close completely.

How Does Sleep Apnea Occur?

shutterstock_119606590-Sleep-ApneaSnoring occurs when the airway or passage through which we breathe becomes partially blocked or occluded. An example would be a tongue that falls back as we drift off into deeper sleep. As the diameter or size of the airway passage is shrinking, the net result is a muffled sound secondary to vibrations in the throat, or snoring.

These incidences can happen many times per hour and hundreds of times in a night's sleep. When breathing stops, the snoring stops until the individual chokes and gasps for air. They will awaken briefly, sometimes violently, interrupting their sleep patterns and in the morning will have no memories of these incidences.

There are three types of apnea. In all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.

Three Types of Apnea

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) the most common is usually caused when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes completely during sleep.
  • Central sleep apnea is not caused by a blocked airway but rather the brain's failure to signal the muscles to breathe.
  • Mixed apnea is a combination of the two.

With each apnea event, the brain briefly arouses people with sleep apnea in order for them to resume breathing, but consequently sleep is extremely fragmented and of poor quality.
Sleep Apnea is a life threatening disorder and should not go un-treated because you can't wear your CPAP! We can make a custom-fit plastic mouthpiece for treating sleep apnea. The mouthpiece will adjust your lower jaw and your tongue to help keep your airways open while you sleep.

Health Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause:

  • Drug resistant high blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Memory problems
  • Obesity
  • Impotency
  • Headaches

Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. For those who are struggling with Sleep Apnea or Snoring, are frustrated with using a CPAP, or have a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker who has these problems, contact us to schedule a free consultation with us to learn more.

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Testimonials

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I always have a pleasant experience when I come - in all aspects of service! Staff is very helpful and the techs and Doctors always do a great job! Very professional, friendly and clean office! Fergie and Rosemary are always on the lookout to help you in any way they can, super helpful and sweet!
—Joanna C.
Via
Awesome service and customer care. Staff was very courteous, kind and professional. I personally do not like to visit the dentist office, but their staff actually made it a pleasant experience.
—Miguel Estevill
Via
A family atmosphere, and a friendly staff (that makes you 'actually' feel comfortable at the dentist), is the recipe for success, at Amores Dental. Not to mention, if you're lucky enough, your appointment might just be during afternoon cafecito time! If you're looking for a dentist, your search ends here!
—Eduardo Cabrera
Via
Went in for a root canal and like a typical guy I was scared lol, but just from walking thru the front door felt better, place is very clean and inviting, entire staff is joyful, friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable, everything was on time and smooth, and then Dr. Amores exceeded all expectations, he thouroughly checked me for best solution, clearly explained options and procedures, then came the actual work and it was pain free during and after, I really felt cared for the entire time, I highly recommend for all your dental needs. Very happy and thankful!
—Hugo Bosque
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Very impressed with dental office , everyone there is so friendly and professional. All the Drs and hygienist are extremely knowledgable and take their time to explain treatment and answer questions. This office is very fun, vibrant, and well maintained . I highly recommended this office .
—Richard Mathura
Via
The doctors and staff at Amores Dental are always professional and pleasant. Could not ask for a better dental experience! Highly recommend to everyone.
—Erin Potosme
Via
Best in Miami. The office staff is super amazing and friendly! Don't hesitate and GO.
—Alex Diaz
Via
Love this dentist office got me over my fear of the dentist and always experiencing pain. They are always courteous and the staff always has a smile on their face. By far a loyal patient ?
—Idalia Calderon
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They are very professional and courteous. All procedures are explained in detail. Their staff is very friendly. They send you emails and text to remind you about your appointment. All personal information and is done electronically and they are very family-oriented.
—Kevin Grant
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I got a semi annual cleaning yesterday. As always everyone there is very professional and helpful; as well as concerned that I am OK with the cleaning session. I highly recommend them. I've had other dental procedures done and am thoroughly satisfied.
—Robin
Via
Amores Dental Care is a caring family oriented office filled with excellent service and paramount experience. Doctor Amores & Dr Martinez are very professional and treat every patient with personal attention and care. My experience was a total family atmosphere from the entire staff.
—Bob Alonso
Via
This place has changed our lives. I can FINALLY say I enjoy going to the dentist. My husband and I are so happy with Amores Dental Care. They genuinely care about both of us and really make sure we do our homework (brushing and flossing). This NEEDS TO BE EVERYONE'S DENTAL SPOT.
—Patient
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Dr Amores and Dr Martinez are the best. Hygienist Helen does great cleanings. Front reception is also very nice. Family owned business.
—Jorge Alfonso
Via
As a new patient I was very impressed by how nice everyone is. I could feel how they truly care about the patients and are thankful that they work there. As a small business owner I strive to have this type of internal atmosphere and know it's nurtured by the people at the top. In this case Drs. Dennis Amores and Jennifer Martinez-Amores. My procedures went well and I too am thankful to be apart of Amores Dental Care.
—Kethe Cicconi
Via
I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Amores Dental. They make you feel very comfortable and do a fantastic job. I have always been nervous with going to the dentist but they make it easy to deal with.
—Maria Hernandez
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My hygienist is Maritza. She is outstanding! She is thoroughly professional and personable as well. I am a coffee drinker. Her between visit advise proved very helpful in reducing stains. She observes every little detail in your mouth. A few days before my visit I ate some almonds that scratched my gum above my back teeth. She asked me what I recently ate that could have made the scratch and gave me recommendations to heal it. I felt so cared for! Currently in Miami that level of Customer Service is extremely difficult to find.
—Michael Fields
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What a wonderful Dental team !!! I actually look forward to seeing the knowledgeable and caring staff - from the front desk to the dental chair, to check out !!! You won't be disappointed here !
—Donna Wade
Via
Amores Dental is the nicest dental office I've ever been to. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They are quite respectful of your appointment times. I have never waited more than 10 minutes to be called in. Dr. Amores has been very professional and informative every time I've seen him. Whether it's cleanings or dentistry, I highly recommend Amores Dental to all!!
—Jeff Almodovar
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Always a great experience. The entire staff is very professional and courteous.
—Maria A. Pereira
Via
Best staff! After a life time of "dental-phobia", I found a dental practice I am comfortable with. I've been coming here for the past 7 years and have never had a negative experience. My children absolutely love the hygienist and are always excited for their next visit! They genuinely care about everyone they serve. Everyone is pleasant and respectful, never rude or in a rush. Even when my insurance changes and I have no coverage, I still come here. They are like family! This super duo (husband and wife) are truly doing something right!
—Denise Ramos
Via
Absolutely wonderful. Been using this dentist for two years now, both uninsured and insured; very reasonable pricing, respectful and feels like a family.
—Lawrence Crisler
Via
Highly recommend Amores Dental! I’ve been going here for a couple months and I love it. The staff (dentists, hygienists, AND front desk) is always kind and pleasant. They are all very skilled and do their job well. I had a difficult case with a very old, cracked filling. They took their time to properly fix it and truly provide quality care. They also follow-up with patients and provide care in a timely fashion. Two thumbs up!
—Katelin Strobel
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Very nice staff. They explained all options on procedures that can be done for me. Very good at calming my nerves down.
—Naiviv Rodriguez
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Am not big on going to the dentist and every other dentist office i have been to is always the same you feel like a number, and feel like you are having procedures done for no reason but since ive been coming here i feel like family. Like am a cousin from the minute you walk in the girls in the front make you feel welcome and important.Joelle is great with working around my schedule and making sure i know whats going on with the hygienist.They are great i normally have Jennifer she great she like the micheal jordan of cleaning teeth she is great with letting you know whats going on.Nena is also great and making you feel comfortable. Dr martinez and Dr. amores are great and there are no better doctors and everything they do for the community like free work for the less fortunate. I would give them more the 5 stars if i could.
—Luis Llanes
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The Amores have taken the fear of dental work out of me and my children! They all have a special touch with kids and adults...looking for family dental care, if you go you won't be disappointed!
—Tracy S.
Via
As a new patient I was very impressed by how nice everyone is. I could feel how they truly care about the patients and are thankful that they work there. As a small business owner I strive to have this type of internal atmosphere and know it's nurtured by the people at the top. In this case Drs. Dennis Amores and Jennifer Martinez-Amores. My procedures went well and I too am thankful to be apart of Amores Dental Care.
—Kethe C.
Via
I'm so glad that I found this dentist. My previous dentist had retired and Amores Dental was recommended highly by a few friends of mine. From the moment I walked in I felt like I was at home. The staff was courteous and friendly. They helped me in filing out all the paperwork. I went in for a cleaning and a general checkup The hygienist was top notch and I was extremely happy with the cleaning. The dentist was super nice and went over a few things they found that needed my attention. There was never any pressure for me to do anything ... they simply laid out all the options and gave me a few tips / suggestions on what to do next.. So overall I was very happy with my experience.... My only regret is that I wish I had found them earlier... I highly recommend to anyone to visit them.
—Cris C.
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I had a great experience. Helena cleaned my teeth, and she did a great job. She made me feel comfortable and she was very thorough. Not only did she check my teeth, Dr. Amores also came in and checked as well and gave me a consultation. Helena and Dr. Amores discussed my concerns about straightening my teeth, and they even booked me an appointment for my next visit right afterwards with no issues. The ladies at the front desk were so nice, over the phone, as well as face to face. I would say this dental office has great customer service. It's clean, they are very professional, and experienced as well. I will be coming here again soon!
—Adriana H.
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Am not big on going to the dentist and every other dentist office i have been to is always the same you feel like a number, and feel like you are having procedures done for no reason but since ive been coming here i feel like family. Like am a cousin from the minute you walk in the girls in the front make you feel welcome and important.Joelle is great with working around my schedule and making sure i know whats going on with the hygienist.They are great i normally have Jennifer she great she like the micheal jordan of cleaning teeth she is great with letting you know whats going on.Nena is also great and making you feel comfortable. Dr martinez and Dr. amores are great and there are no better doctors and everything they do for the community like free work for the less fortunate. I would give them more the 5 stars if i could.
—Luis L.
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Dr Martinez-Amores was so amazing with my 3 yr old son on his first visit. She took her time, made it really fun and built a relationship with him before even beginning. He loved the fun toy box at the end too!
—Melissa C.
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I hope this practice never closes, or I don't know what will become of my teeth. I came to them as a patient who hadn't been to the dentist in more years than I am ready to admit. They worked this into my care and helped me to relax and not be fearful of procedures. I've had my wisdom teeth extracted, and major cleaning done and I don't leave with my mouth abused or in any kind of pain. Maybe my favorite aspect of the practice is that it's really about care in every aspect of the word. If you do not have insurance, they help you budget for procedures, and have a very low flat fee to be seen. You are spoken to with respect and enthusiasm. I get a birthday card every year and if I do too many cancellations, I get a call to check in and get a friendly reminder about how important it is to maintain my progress. Every single member of the staff is top notch....how often can you say you hug your hygienist, when you see her?!
—Kamalah F.
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Dr. Rivera and Barbara her assistant treated my feisty 90 year old aunt with great patience and kindness. Even my aunt was pleased when she left, which is not an easy accomplishment! I have personally seen and recommended Dr. Amores for years. I am happy to see that they continue to expand with quality professionals.
—Sandra B.
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I have been a patient for over 5 years and I have to say, always amazed! My appointment was for a teeth cleaning. WOW, WOW AMAZING Hygienist Albert.... First and foremost he created a very relaxing ambiance (low lighting with soothing background music). Professional, thorough exam, excellent cleaning like no other. Once again, WOW, WOW!!! All of Amores Dental Hygienist are fantastic. I have to say THE ENTIRE OFFICE STAFF along with DR. Martinez & Dr. Amores are truly professional and amazing dentists.
—Brenda R.
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As a new patient I can say that everything good you have read or heard about Amores Dental is true. I am always in search of drs who have both great "bedside manner" and talent. It a rare find these days. This office has both. You can tell right away that this office is a team. I received excellent service from the office staff, hygienists, and Dentist. I'm so happy I found Amores!
—Kristen G.
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I have been going to amores dental for about a year and a half and nothing but amazing things about this office every time I go Both dentist Dr. amores and Dr Martinez amores are amazing they always treat you like family make you feel so comfortable no matter if I'm doing a simple cosmetic oral procedure. They take their time to explain everything and any questions you have you defiantly get an answer to. They show you the proper and correct way to take care of your teeth. Can't thank them enough for the beautiful smile I have now look forward to going to the dentist every 6 months now Thank you to the Amores-Martinez team and keep up the amazing work.
—Christian C.
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I've been coming here for over a decade & have visited dentist offices from coast to coast and none have been able to compare to the quality of service and staff I've found here. From removing my wisdom teeth, fillings, the entire Invisalign process, correcting my embarrassing chipped front teeth, cleaning treatments, etc. - I haven't ran into an issue or complaint yet. The hygienist, Albert, is awesome too. My teeth & I are forever grateful for Amores!
—Crystal F.
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Dr Amores and Dr Martinez are an amazing Couple , I had the pleasure to work with them and I can say they do really nice job and they really have passion for Dentistry. in fact the complete staff is very friendly .
—Gina Gisselle
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It's been a while since I've gone to the dentist. Just thinking of going to the dentist makes me nervous, especially since it's been a long time coming. I decided to go on Yelp and find a good dentist in my area. I am so glad I bumped into Amores Dental Care, while doing my research. Just reading the rave reviews I had to go and get my teeth checked with them. I made sure they took my insurance and surely enough they did. As a new patient, I was not disappointed at all. Great experience overall. Dr. Amores and his staff are kind and professional. Great customer care on their end, no doubt. The hygienist Albert was awesome. He makes you understand thoroughly on the procedures that will be done. I got a deep cleaning with him and he puts on relaxing music to alleviate any nervousness you might feel. And surely I was nervous but with his assurance everything came out smoothly. I am glad I found this place and now I can officially say I am no longer scared of going to the dentist lol. Highly recommend to everyone.
—Daphne A.
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My husband has been going to this office for years. I am not a fan of dentists and have stayed away for years. I had to have a tooth extracted and they got me in quicker than ANY dentists I could find in like a 20 mile radius. I had the most positive experience with all the staff from the first phone call until I walked out the door from my appointment. All of the staff is very friendly, Dr. Rivera has an AWESOME bedside manner from start to finish. The entire time she was working on me she asked me how I was doing, if I had any pain, if I needed anything. Most dental offices I had been to in the past were all about selling me x,y, and z. They actually made me feel like they cared about me and focused on the health of my teeth. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone needing a dentist!
—Amanda A.
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This is the best professional dental care you could possibly get. Dr. Jennifer Martinez-Amores is one of a kind. She is infinitely patient and efficiently took care of my hubby and son. I'm coming back for me. Love the staff too!
—Ferchie Sanchez Covas
Via
Originally got recommended to this dentist office and was not disappointed! The hygienists and orthodontist are excellent and very informative with any questions I have for them. Can't thank them enough for all they do to take care of my teeth.
—Freler Castillo
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Amores Dental Care really does feel like 'family'. For an apprehensive patient, like myself, that extra care has really made a difference! I am no longer fearful, and believe it or not, really enjoy going to the dentist. crazy, right? 5 stars and more!!
—Patty Almodovar
Via
I really enjoyed my visit to the dentist. I haven't been in years but I must say it was an amazing experience. Everyone there treats you like family and they also take their time explaining what they will do before they start and thru the process. I have a lot more work to be done but I trust that I'm in the right hands! ?Thanks Amores
—O'shea Bell
Via
Great and amazing service always come to get my services all the time
—Beatriz Dominguez
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Our two kiddos began at Amores Dental Care almost 2 years ago. We were looking for a dentist and orthodontist at the same time. Win/win!!! They had both...I can tell you my kids do not know what a "shot" in the mouth is! Both Dr. Amores and specifically Dr. Martinez who has performed extractions for both kids during their brace phase has a "special" gift! She is unbelievable and before they knew it - they were done and shocked at how easy it was! Take a look at the smiles...thank you to you and your staff (who are AS equally loved)!
—Tracy Smith-Cardwell
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After going here I will never go anywhere else! I was terrified of going to the dentist but all the staff were patient with me and explained every step of the way even held my hand when I needed it!
—Veronica Rosado
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Our whole family has been going here for years! The staff here is awesome! They really know how to take care of their patients.
—Michael C
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