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Need to Know: Sleep Apnea

People with sleep apnea stop breathing frequently during the night. Often a dentist is the first professional to spot this problem.

Key takeaways:

– 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…”

Read the full article:

 https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-a-dentist-diagnose-sleep-apnea/

 

Alison Thompson Practice Owner, Hygienist EDH Eng, Dip DHE Eng

Alison qualified in 1982 and for the last 15 years has been working locally in private practice. Dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy gums and fresh breath she works closely with the dentist to provide high quality treatment. She is bubbly and kind. She has two children and a Chihuahua cross Boston Terrier.