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Effects of Sleep Apnea on Your Oral Health

Effects of Sleep Apnea on Your Oral Health

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These episodes can occur multiple times throughout the night, leading to disrupted sleep patterns and low blood oxygen levels.

There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent form and occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax, leading to partial or complete obstruction of the airway.

Sleep apnea can lead to health complications such as high blood pressure, extreme fatigue, and even a higher risk for stroke—but how does sleep apnea impact your oral health?

An article by Dr. Karan Kamboh. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Effects of Sleep Apnea on Your Oral Health

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