Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops temporarily during sleep resulting in the sufferer waking up gasping for breath:
– People with sleep apnea may experience a dry mouth, teeth grinding, fatigue, snoring, and/or waking up with a headache.
– A dentist may notice signs such as inflamed gums and/or enamel erosion over time.
– Attending regular check-ups the dentist can keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as identifying signs of other conditions.
“If your dentist suspects you may be suffering from sleep apnea, he or she can refer you to a sleep specialist for an official diagnosis.”
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