Congratulations, Dr. Holsinger!
We love mentioning our team members when they are recognized with an exciting honor. We are so proud to announce that Dr. Holsinger has recently become a Diplomate of sleep medicine with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, or ABDSM. You may be wondering what this esteemed honor means and how it relates to your care. Continue reading to learn more about this honor and how it can improve your oral health needs.
What is a Diplomate of the ABDSM?
We are so proud to announce that Dr. Holsinger has recently become a Diplomate of sleep medicine with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, or ABDSM. This honor means that Dr. Holsinger has demonstrated that he has the skills and knowledge essential for the proper delivery of dental sleep medicine to his patients. This credential is recognized as the gold standard for excellence in sleep medicine, which equals technical skill, in-depth knowledge, and quality and precise care for patients.
How Does This Honor Relate to My Care?
You may be wondering how this honor relates to your care or what dental sleep medicine actually means. Dental sleep medicine is the process in treating patients who suffer from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep related condition in which an individual repeatedly stops breathing during sleep. This occurs when the throat muscles relax and block the airway during sleep.
Signs You May Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
You may not be aware that you are suffering from sleep apnea; however, your body, and your loved ones, may be giving you signals that something with your sleep pattern isn’t correct. One of the biggest signs is excessive snoring, so we recommend visiting us if your loved ones are constantly commenting on your loud snoring. Other signs include:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Waking with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Mood changes and irritability
- Waking many times throughout the night
- Waking gasping and choking
- Morning headaches
If you feel you or a loved one may be suffering from excessive snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, we recommend calling our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. Untreated sleep apnea can be dangerous for your overall health so we suggest being proactive with your care. We look forward to seeing you soon!