People with sleep apnea stop breathing frequently during the night. Often a dentist is the first professional to spot this problem.
– Teeth grinding and enamel erosion, due to a dry mouth, may indicate sleep apnea.
– A dentist can refer you to the appropriate person for diagnosis.
– Some treatments include oral sleep appliances which help keep the airway open.
A dentist can play an important role in the treatment of sleep apnea.
“People who receive oral sleep appliance therapy from their dentist are often more able to comply with their treatment…”
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