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Sleep Apnea Dentist

We sleep for 1/3 of our lives and bad sleep can ruin our health. Proper tongue placement is a critical component to avoid symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing which can range from snoring to full OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea). 

Do you think you have a sleep disorder? Are you waking up multiple times a night? Some symptoms may include TMD, clenching/grinding, gum recession, nighttime urination, anxiety, depression, acid reflux, ADD, morning headaches, drowsy driving, unrefreshed sleep, or scalloped tongue. 

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A Developmental Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Human Health

Chronic health conditions associated with OSA may ultimately be traced back to improper development of the jaws and oral cavity.

Where it may begin...

Underdeveloped Mouth and Jaws

  • Underdeveloped upper jaw
  • Underdeveloped lower jaw
  • Nasal dysfunction and structural abnormalities
  • Tongue-tie
Which may lead to...

Nasal and Dental Abnormalities

  • Narrow palatal dental arch
  • Crowded/crooked teeth
  • Teeth clenching/grinding
  • Gum Recession
  • Crossbite
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Bone Growths in the oral cavity
  • Nasal resistance and obstruction
  • Swollen tonsils/adenoids
  • Dry mouth
  • Improper tongue position
Which may result in...

Breathing and Sleep Disorders

  • Mouth breathing
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
And may often lead to...

Many Debilitating and Chronic Comorbidities

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bedwetting
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Why is your dentist concerned with your sleep?

In 2012 the ADA adopted a policy on dentists' role in helping sleep-breathing disorders

  1. Dentists are in a key position to catch and treat potential craniofacial deficiencies that may contribute to sleep-disordered breathing
  2. The oral cavity is the opening to your airway
  3. Without adequate breathing, your entire body begins to slowly deteriorate over decades leading to complications later in life
  4. 50-70 million adults in the US have a sleeping disorder

Schedule your sleep apnea appointment today

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Sleep disorders in the mouth

Having trouble sleeping? Here are some common dental symptoms that may be related to a sleep disorder:

What does sleep apnea look like?

Not sleeping through the entire night? This could be associated with a dental issue. There are some common sleep apnea symptoms:

Stressed young woman covering her ears because her husband is snoring

Sleep Apnea Dentist
in Santa Monica

Looking for a sleep dentist in Santa Monica? Call The Dentist Lounge - we specialize in helping patients with sleeping disorders. We can even administer a sleep test - call now to schedule.


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