Snoring

Snoring — Talk To Your Dentist To Get Help

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What Causes Snoring?

With the National Sleep Foundation estimating that up to half of the U.S. population snores, it might seem like something too normal to be worth mentioning to a doctor, let alone a dentist. However, snoring happens when the airway is obstructed during sleep, whether by the tongue or the soft tissues in the mouth. In many cases, snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, which has a variety of negative effects on the body that range from fatigue all the way to cardiovascular problems.

What Does Snoring Have To Do With My Teeth?

A snoring habit is often paired with mouth breathing, which leaves the mouth dry and more vulnerable to the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Snoring doesn’t always mean sleep apnea, but when it does, an oral appliance can help keep the airway open to facilitate healthier, more restful (and quieter) sleep.

Dr. Fossum Can Help

You might be surprised to learn that the dentist is one of the best people to hp with snoring-related issues. If you or someone in your household snores regularly, give us a call at 832-595-2266 or email us to schedule an appointment so that Dr. Fossum can see the impact it’s having on the snorer’s dental health and arrange a test for sleep apnea.

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