struggling to get a good night's sleep because of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that lowers your quality of sleep, which has a significant impact on the overall quality of your life. Our office is about total wellness and doing everything we can to make sure that you have a beautiful smile AND a healthy body. In recent years, there have been a lot of new studies on the effects of airway function on sleep, and overall health. If your airway is blocked or too small because of sleep apnea, you’re not getting the oxygen that your body needs to function, and we see a number of issues arise in both adults and children, as a result.
Sleep apnea and the Dentist
But wait…what does this have to do with dentistry!? Well, your airway starts in your mouth! Dr. Smitherman has undergone extensive training to be able to diagnose and treat airway, breathing, and sleep apnea issues in her patients, because she feels so passionately about the effects of sleep on her patient’s overall health.
Having trouble sleeping or breathing? Feeling tired, or experiencing other residual effects of poor sleep? Read on to find out about how we can help!