If You Snore, You May Need to Consult With a Dentist

Sleep apnea left untreated increases the risk of serious health problems, with snoring one of the symptoms. If you are a loud snorer, you should discuss sleep apnea with your dentist during a check-up or a professional teeth cleaning.

Key takeaways:

  • A dentist could help reduce and possibly eliminate your sleep apnea symptoms, including snoring.
  • You may be recommended a custom-made oral appliance which keeps the airways open when worn overnight.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is the more common type of the disorder and increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart attacks.

“During obstructive sleep apnea, your airway partially collapses, which makes it difficult for air to go in and out, which can lead to the vibration that causes snoring.”

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