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Sleep Apnea

Santa Monica Dental Office, Hale & Hale DDS
Helps Sufferers of Sleep Apnea Get the Sleep They Need

Drs. Brent and Susan Hale have been using effective sleep apnea treatments to help patients get back to sleep, and wake feeling fully rested. Sleep Apnea can be a serious problem, and though millions of Americans suffer from the condition, few understand just how many problems it can cause.

If you or your loved one snores, there’s a good chance that sleep apnea is the cause. Snoring is more than just annoying, when caused by sleep apnea it can be dangerous. It disrupts breathing patterns, which robs the brain of oxygen, causing damage every night, a little bit at a time. Sleep apnea can also have detrimental effects on other organs as well – the good news is that relief is easy to find when you know where to look:

"I felt like I was in a dream all the time. I never really slept at night. My wife slept in the living room that we both hated. I was tired at work. Things were always foggy. And driving home at the end of the day was scary sometimes. I would fight to stay awake. Dr. Hale worked with my doctor to treat my sleep apnea. He fitted me with a mouth piece that I can wear when I have trouble with my machine. I didn’t get an all or nothing option. The two things make sure that I’m getting rest every night. It’s made all of the difference in the world."

Sleep Apnea risks and symptoms:

The Most Common Kind of Sleep Apnea

The most common kind of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Sleep apnea means “cessation of breath.” It is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. In other words, the airway becomes obstructed at several possible sites.

The upper airway can be obstructed by excess tissue in the airway, large tonsils, and a large tongue and usually includes the airway muscles relaxing and collapsing when asleep. Another site of obstruction can be the nasal passages. Sometimes the structure of the jaw and airway can be a factor in sleep apnea.

Drs. Brent and Susan Hale have extensive sleep apnea diagnostic and treatment experience. They have restored the health of hundreds of  their Santa Monica dental patients by focusing on real solutions and options.  They examine your complete condition and works with your medical doctors to achieve optimal health.

Find out whether sleep apnea may be preventing you from a good night’s sleep. If it is, Brent and Susan Hale, DDS can get you relief! Give them a call at their Santa Monica dental office today!

Meet our Team

Drs. Susan and Brent Hale are a husband and wife team who opened their Westside dental practice in 1987. They have been a constant favorite of entertainment and technology professionals, community leaders, newcomers to L.A., and pretty much everyone who values excellence as a standard of their dentistry.

Dr. Brent Hale


Dr. Susan Hale


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Dr. Susan Hale, DDS

Doctor Susan Hale is a Southern California Native. She attended UCLA followed by Northwestern Dental School in Chicago where she met Dr. Brent. Susan follows the quote of GV Black (the founder of modern dentistry and the first dean of her dental school,” The Professional has no right to be other than a continuous student.” She graduated from UCLA’s TMJ and Facial Pain Mini-Residency and Esthetic Professional’s Mini-Residency. She has a passion for her patients and giving them a beautiful healthy smile, In addition to loving her time with her family and friends, Dr. Susan enjoys running, yoga, cooking and now a little golf.

Dr. Brent Hale, DDS

Brent was born in Michigan and decided early on in life that dentistry suited his personal qualities, and would allow him to focus his career on things he truly enjoyed. He met Susan while they were both in dental school at Northwestern University. After graduating in 1985, the couple returned to Susan’s native Santa Monica to set up their dental partnership. They opened their first office in 1987.