Take Back The Breath Sleep Apnea May Be Stealing From You
How Your Dental Health Tells
A Story About Your Sleep
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More than 22 million Americans suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, a condition studies have shown to be directly correlated to anxiety and chronic fatigue. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health conditions or even death. If you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, we may be able to help.
According to the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem, found the cumulative effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders represent an unrecognized public health problem and have been associated with a wide range of negative health consequences, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, heart attack, stroke, and at-risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse.
You may be suffering from this dangerous condition and not even know it. At Dental Horizons, as a dentist in Longmont, we know there is more to patient care than just fixing teeth. Our goal is to support your whole-body health including how well you breath. It’s our job to help your physical well-being in any way we can, and one of the first steps in the journey to whole-body health is an effective breathing wellness program.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Failure of the upper and lower jaw to develop properly is a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea. This condition, called maxillary hypoplasia, mandibular retrognathia, or mandibular retrusion, often results in a compromised upper airway.
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