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Suffering From Sleep Apnea? Here's How a Dentist Can Help May 31, 2017

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Suffering From Sleep Apnea? Here's How a Dentist Can Help, Irondequoit, New York

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that affects your breathing while you sleep. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your throat muscles may relax too much, causing intermittent breaks in your breathing. While it may be disconcerting to receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, fortunately, your family dentist can help.

Locals in Rochester, NY, turn to Dr. David K. Skeels for a broad range of services—from teeth cleaning and dental implants to sleep apnea solutions. Here, he explains how patients with this disorder can benefit from regular visits to a dentist.

3 Ways Routine Visits to Your Dentist Help With Sleep Apnea

Maintain Excellent Oral Health

DentistSleep apnea can affect anyone. That being said, factors such as family history, weight, and genetics can increase your risk of developing the disorder. Lifestyle habits, such as smoking, can also impact your susceptibility. Luckily, you can decrease your risk by attaining excellent oral health through routine teeth cleanings. Visit your dentist on a regular basis to learn how to improve your oral and overall health. 

Identify Symptoms

Dentists urge their patients to schedule teeth cleanings at least twice a year. As a result, most patients see their dentist more frequently than their primary care physician. Luckily, your dentist can identify symptoms that may point to sleep apnea. Talk to your dentist if you’re experiencing jaw pain or chronic headaches. These symptoms coupled with worn or fractured teeth may lead to a sleep apnea diagnosis.

Refer You to Specialists

Once you visit your dentist for a checkup and talk about your symptoms, they can refer you to a sleep apnea specialist. This medical professional will devise the appropriate course of action and work to restore your health.

If you’re looking for a trusted family dentist in the Greater Rochester, NY, area, call Dr. David K. Skeels at (585) 467-7000 to schedule your next appointment. For more information on the dental services from this clinic, check out their website

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