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Dental Services & Oral Appliances

to help stop snoring for more peace in the bedroom & quality in your life

You are here to get information because you know, or have been told, that you have a problem with snoring, sleep apnea, or CPAP. You may not want or are not a candidate for surgery. Now you are ready to do something to improve your quality of life. A custom oral appliance has been the answer for many people. Many people have found my site to be informative and helpful. Pass it on.

Your sympathy and understanding for what others are going through will be appreciated. Often people do not even know something can be done for these sleep problems, and that doing nothing can have serious consequences in terms of health and quality of life.

New Patients
We at Dental Sleep Medicine of Brooklyn want to make the process of accessing healthcare as easy and as fast as possible for all of our new & first time users. For NEW patients visiting one our location for the FIRST time it is best for you to register below.
Snoring & Oral Appliances
There is no such thing as “benign” snoring!
“Second hand” snoring is a real pain with consequences.

Oral Appliances
can help.
Oral Appliances are devices used to treat a MEDICAL condition. They are considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and require a prescription from a medical doctor.
How Oral Appliances Work
Oral appliances hold the lower jaw forward; this bring the tongue away from the back of the throat. Also, muscle tone in the tongue, palate, uvula, and muscles that form the walls of the throat are improved, making the throat less collapsible.

Below are views of a compromised airway and one with an oral appliance solution in place. 

Over the Counter “Boil & Bite” appliances vs. custom fit appliance?

“Boil and bite” appliances purchased in a store or on the internet may help a small number of people for a short time. They may be useful as an interim appliance temporarily when a custom appliance needs to be sent to the laboratory for adjustment or repair. They tend to not stay in the mouth very well and are not made as strong as custom appliances. They can also cause problems with chewing and pain in muscles and joints.

In a research study, over the counter appliances have been shown to be less comfortable and less effective than custom appliances. If they don’t work well a person may feel discouraged and believe that all oral appliances are no good. This would be a disservice to people who are really suffering and really may need this valuable treatment option.

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    Dr. Korngut

    Dr. Korngut has had a family-oriented general dentistry practice in Brooklyn since 1978. He began his Dental Sleep Medicine practice in 1999. He is one of the few dentists in the NYC area certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Korngut has lectured on dental sleep medicine at the Greater NY Dental Meeting, to various local dental study clubs, community groups, and hospital residencies.

    Dr. Korngut graduated with Honors from NYU College of Dentistry in 1977 and completed a general dentistry residency from Long Island College Hospital. He was a volunteer doctor at Catholic Charities dental clinic treating developmentally disabled patients for 18 years. Dr. Korngut was elected to the International College of Dentists because of his years of service to the community and to the dental profession.

    Dr. Korngut was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and continues to live there with his wife, Heidi, who was a life coach and social worker.

The Healthy Start
Dr Korngut is certified for the provision of appliances through The Heathy Start program. For more information, please learn more by visiting their website below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Korngut.