Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that is affecting a vast majority of the population, but many don’t know that if you are suffering from sleep apnea you can receive treatment from your dentist office. To be more specific thanks to advancements in dentistry sleep apnea treatments are now offered for dental patients. The main reason why sleep apnea treatment is being offered through your oral care provider is because of how it’s directly connected to your oral health.
Sleep Apnea And Dentistry
Your sleep apnea can also affect your oral health specifically your teeth. If you are suffering from sleep apnea you are more likely to get cavities. This is mainly because people with sleep apnea must breathe through their mouth more frequently than someone who doesn’t suffer from sleep apnea. Breathing more through your mouth causes a dryness of the mouth because the saliva is being dried out. More tooth decay is likely to thrive in this kind of dry mouth environment which can cause bad breath.
Improving Your Quality Of Life
If you have sleep apnea then it’s more than likely that you are not getting a good night’s sleep due to your breathing stopping and starting throughout the night. Also, if you are not sleeping well then you will have a more difficult time functioning during the day. After receiving your sleep apnea treatment, you will be able to sleep through the night which will allow you to function better during the day. Thus, improving your quality of life.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you feel as though you might be suffering from sleep apnea feel free to schedule a consultation with our office.