Sawing lumber could be more than just an annoyance to your family. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist about it.
Wait, a dentist? What’s the connection between your teeth and your snoring?
That’s what the Marietta Dental Professionals are here to explain.
What Snoring Means
Snoring is the noise that happens when you breathe through a restricted opening in your throat. This is often due to oral muscles relaxing so much during sleep that they collapse in on themselves. Your brain has to make your body work harder to pull in oxygen through that reduced opening.
How Sleep Apnea Affects Oral Health
If you’re not getting enough oxygen to your brain while you sleep, your brain can get stressed and start to panic, causing you to grind your teeth in your sleep. This is where a dentist can help!
The Marietta Dental Professionals look for signs of sleep apnea such as:
- Dry mouth
- Worn enamel
- Tooth fractures
- Gum recession
Get Help for Your Sleep Apnea!
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect you might have it? While only your doctor can officially diagnose a sleeping disorder, you’d be surprised at what a routine visit to the dentist could accomplish.
At Marietta Dental Professionals, we can take a careful look at your teeth for signs that you have trouble breathing while you sleep. If structures involving your throat, jaw, or tongue are involved, one of our sleep apnea oral devices could be your ticket to finally getting a good night’s rest.
Call Marietta Dental Professionals today to begin your journey to a healthier you.