Welcome to Toshi Hart, DDS
Where patients become family.
Dr. Toshi Hart has helped children here in Modesto since 2001 after taking over the practice of Dr. Bob Venn who happened to be her husband’s dentist. Always seeking the root cause of cavities, she realized that sleep and breathing were related to cavities, growth & developmental issues, and could be related to multiple medical problems. She made the decision to change the course of her practice to focus on root causes of small jaws from infancy due to tethered oral tissues, tongue & lip ties. Dr. Hart has a passion for educating her patients on proper mouth postures which help align the jaws and improve nasal breathing. Using innovative and cutting-edge technology, Dr. Hart is committed to helping you sleep, breathe, and function to your genetic potential.
When you visit our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer focusing on treatment with Laser, Airway Development and Sleep Apnea. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.
At the office of Dr. Toshi Hart, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care in safe environment in Modesto and the surrounding areas.
Solea Sleep Procedure
What is Solea Sleep?
Solea Sleep is a revolutionary new procedure in the evolving field of dental sleep medicine. Solea Sleep is a simple, quick, and comfortable 5 minute laser treatment that provides rapid relief to people who snore. Solea Sleep is non-invasive and patient-friendly with no post-treatment discomfort or downtime. Treating snoring has never been easier!
How does Solea Sleep work?
About 80% of people who snore are “palatal” or mouth snorers, which is snoring caused by the vibration of the soft palate tissue that has relaxed over time. A unique application of Solea’s specific wavelength allows the laser to gently and quickly tighten collagen fibers of the soft palate tissue in only one 5 minute session. The tightened soft palate tissue opens the airway and reduces vibrations that cause patients to snore and disrupt sleep.
Is Solea Sleep treatment painful?
No. The majority of patients report not feeling anything during the Solea Sleep procedure, while some report only a slight warm sensation. Before the procedure we apply a topical anesthetic spray to the soft palate to eliminate any discomfort or potential gagging. After treatment you may experience some minor tissue soreness or irritation that lasts about 24 hours.
How long do Solea Sleep results last?
Solea Sleep results lasts on average 12 to 15 months. As with any procedure involving the tightening of elastic tissue, results are not permanent as collagen in the tissue naturally relaxes or loosens over time. For consistent long-term results we recommend that the Solea Sleep procedure be performed once a year.
Does Solea Sleep treat sleep apnea?
No. Solea Sleep is not a treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a serious health condition that involves partial or complete obstruction of the airway and reduced blood oxygenation levels. However, snoring is a major symptoms in undiagnosed or diagnosed sleep apnea patients, and Solea Sleep treatment can provide significant relief from snoring and improvements in their quality of sleep.
What are the benefits of Solea Sleep?
Significantly reduced or eliminated snoring
Better quality, deeper sleep
Eliminates morning sore throats and headaches
Increased daytime energy, better mood
Improved concentration, memory, learning
Reduced effects of sleep apnea
Stops disrupting partner’s sleep