Snoring, Mouthbreathing, Apnoea



Breathing is one of those things we all take for granted. There are right ways and wrong ways of breathing which can have a significant impact on our health. For instance, current statistics show that over 90% of adult sleep apnoea (episodes in which breathing stops during sleep) is undiagnosed. This condition carries a very real risk of a stroke or heart attack during sleep and can develop in patients who are long term snorers.

At Dental Wellbeing we always screen patients for any indication of breathing concerns as long term obstruction to the airway can lead to:

  • Clenching of the teeth and grinding which causes unnecessary wear on teeth
  • Postural problems such as forward head posture
  • Snoring and apnoea with increased risk of stroke or heart attack
  • Dehydration of the mouth and body with increased risk of decay, gum problems and bad breath.
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. kidney function affected, more frequent visits to the bathroom especially at night)

If you snore or are worried about teeth clenching or grinding we can help you with advice and practical options for improving your breathing. We can also refer you to specialists for assessment and treatment.

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