Sleep Dentistry

05/11/2018, by Maria Van Huffel DDS, in , 0 comments

Sleep Dentistry

Dr. Van Huffel offers treatments to help patients get the most out of their sleep. The importance of sleep cannot be underestimated, from daytime productivity to mood swings, and hunger levels, sleep can affect all areas of life. If you struggle to sleep because of breathing problems, snoring, or sleep apnea, Dr. Van Huffel offers solutions for you.


Sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing is disrupted while you sleep. With sleep apnea, you can start and stop breathing throughout the night. Unfortunately, because you are asleep when it happens, it can be hard to tell that you are suffering from this condition. If you consistently wake up feeling restless or you know that you are a loud snorer, you may need treatment for sleep apnea. Patients who use the Optisleep appliance reported being less tired during the day, having a better overall quality of sleep, and snoring less often.

Silent Night®

While snoring may be thought of as merely an annoyance, it can actually be very serious. When you are consistently snoring, your sleep cycle (and likely the cycles of those around you as well) is interrupted. When you are snoring, you are struggling to breathe. This can lead to bodily complications such as high blood pressure which can lead to other issues such as increasing your risk of having a stroke. If you are sick of waking up after a night of sleep and not feeling rested or living with someone with aggressive snoring patterns, Silent Nite® may be for you.

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Fabulous! Great Staff all the way around. Dr Van Huffel and her staff are patient and courteous even when working with challenging situations.

-Mariah H.

Customer service is such a forgotten art. But at Dr. Van Huffel’s office they not only understand customer service, but have raised the level of service to an extremely high level.

-William S.

Dr. Van Huffel's knowledge and skill is excellent and her integrity is above reproach. Her staff is friendly, efficient and professional. She is one of the reasons I chose Columbus for my retirement home.

-Ben B.

Dr. Maria Van Huffel, DDS

Meet Our Dentist

Dr. Maria Van Huffel

Dr. Van Huffel began her practice in 1995 with a clear vision and a desire to improve as many patients’ lives as possible. Twenty years later, she’s still following her principles and providing a warm, inviting place where children and adults alike can feel safe. With her dedicated staff by her side, she’s happy to be maintaining a quality approach to care that involves gentleness, compassion, and exceptional levels of success. She can’t wait to welcome you as her newest patient!

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