Snoring, sleep disorders and appliances
Tooth grinding (bruxism) and snoring are just two of the possible signs of sleep problems.
Of course, not all tooth grinders and snorers have sleep problems but early signs of sleep problems can be picked up at your dental assessment.
A reduction in oxygen can affect not just your sleep, but can be linked to other chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, diabetes, stroke, etc. If you feel tired during the day, it may be due to the way you breathe at night.
There can be multiple causes to sleep disordered breathing (nasal obstructions, obesity, large tonsils and adenoids, alcohol, menopause, sedatives, etc). Even if you don’t snore, you could be at risk.
If you are concerned about your sleep (or your partner’s sleep), please speak to one of our clinicians at your appointment.