A Look into the Future: Dentistry’s Role in Treating Sleep Apnea

A Look into the Future: Dentistry’s Role in Treating Sleep Apnea

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Aloha from Smile Innovations Hawaii and Dr. Cecile Sebastian! For years, we have offered innovative and comprehensive dental care to our patients all over the world. Today, we want to share new dental developments for the treatment of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep which can severely affect a person’s quality of life. Symptoms include:

  • Teeth clenching
  • Loud snoring
  • Episodes in which you stop breathing
  • Gasping for air in your sleep
  • Awakening with dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive daytime sleep
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Irritability
  • Frequent nigh time urination
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Crowded or crooked teeth

Sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and even type 2 diabetes. In children, common signs are:

  • Frequent cavities
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Teeth grinding
  • Chronic allergies
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Delayed growth
  • Daytime drowsiness

The mouth is the gateway to our respiratory system, and thus it stands to reason that dental professionals could be pivotal in combating sleep disorders. Indeed, dentistry’s arsenal of tools is growing beyond cavity detection and gum disease treatment, with several innovative technologies and techniques becoming available to address sleep apnea.

At Smile Innovations Hawaii, we always strive to stay abreast of developments in dental technology and practices, continually adapting to bring the best services to our patients. Venturing into services for treating sleep apnea aligns perfectly with this vision, and we’re exhilarated to journey down this path.

Stay tuned for more updates about this subject. If you’re interested in knowing more about these exciting developments and how they can assist with sleep apnea, we urge you to reach out to our team. We can’t reveal everything now, but we’d be happy to talk directly and give you a better idea of what you can expect in the future.

At Smile Innovations Hawaii, we envision a future where sleep apnea is not a debilitating condition but a manageable one – a future we’re excited to be a part of!

Mahalo and keep smiling!

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