Consult a Dentist About Your Snoring

Loud snoring is one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems. 

Your dentist can help treat this sleep disorder which causes breathing difficulties from blocked airways.

Key takeaways:

  • Sleep apnea results in frequent interruptions to breathing during the night, increasing the risk of serious health problems.
  • Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, your dentist could help with its treatment as well as the overall health of your teeth and gums.
  • A dentist can provide a custom-made oral appliance to be worn overnight by those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

“On oral appliance is a device that’s custom made for your unique smile and fits in your mouth to help reposition your jaw. It’s worn like a retainer every night to adjust your jaw so your airway remains open and allows you to get a good night’s sleep.”

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