Snoring can be a sign of a health condition that may be serious if left untreated. One such disease is sleep apnea, which can lead to heart or brain disease. Typically found in older males who are overweight, sleep apnea is caused by airway collapse. This causes a stop in breathing, and snoring is their gasping for air. With all that said, how does dental problems cause snoring?
If you have poor oral health,then you can find early signs of a sleep disorder by visiting your local dentist. Extra oxygen results in the mouth hanging open, thus saliva can dry out.Dry mouths are more susceptible to pH imbalances, cavities and tooth decay. Without saliva, acids and bacterial plaque quickly accumulate and dissolve tooth enamel or create microscopic pits that enlarge into cavities. Left untreated, bacteria can even penetrate the tooth inner level, affecting sensitive nerves and tooth roots.
If this problem continues, salivary glands malfunctions and can no longer make enough saliva to keep the mouth wet, this creates a condition called xerostomia. Xerostomia is the hidden cause of gum disease and tooth loss
If you believe you have sleep apnea,If you’re an older, overweight man, you’re more at risk, but this can apply to any age and gender as well. Your dentist can look for signs of tooth wear and then help you to treat your problem. Don’t be afraid to talk to a dentist today. Bakery Hill Dental
is here to help you.
If you have been living with a snoring problem, Schedule a trip to BHD.Please contact us today to set up your appointment.