YOUR DENTIST COULD HELP YOU GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP.
At Stanley Street Dental, our holistic approach to patient health helps us recognize that ancillary illnesses such as sleep apnea may, in fact, have their roots in poor oral health. It has been proven through research that ‘bruxism’ or frequent grinding of the teeth leads to a chain of events that ultimately results in flaccid throat muscles, a larger tongue, a small jawline, infrequent breaths, gasping and heavy snoring – sleep apnea. Such patients have been found to have tooth breakage, wear and tear and excessive cavities, all originating from teeth grinding. This potentially dangerous syndrome is the gateway to system conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
If you or your caregiver notice loud snoring, gasping, or tiredness even after a full night’s sleep, be sure to visit us to rule out poor oral health as the root cause of your problems.
Say yes to a good night’s sleep. Book your appointment today!