How do dentists spot Sleep Apnea?

Worn Teeth, Grinding, and Clenching
Obstructive sleep apnea blocks the airway and causes the body to find a way to breath.   The lower jaw may move around involuntarily allow the body to breath.   The teeth just get in the way!
Reported snoring or breathing interruption
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Acid Reflux
Someone who has obstructive sleep apnea will often struggle to breathe.  This struggling will cause the stomach to move up and down pumping acid up into the mouth.   Are you or someone you love taking acid reflux medication?  It might be because of obstructive sleep apnea!
High Blood Pressure
Not breathing over and over throughout the night is very stressful on your body.   Your body responds to this lack of oxygen and stress by upping your blood pressure.   As we know, high blood pressure can be linked to strokes and heart attacks!
Stroke and Heart Attack
Not breathing over and over throughout the night is very stressful on your body.   Your body responds to this lack of oxygen and stress by upping your blood pressure.   As we know, high blood pressure can be linked to strokes and heart attacks!
Sleep Symptoms in Children
Poor performance in school, behavior, and development.  Sleep and proper breathing play an integral part in the development of our children both physically and emotionally.   Children should never snore, and their sleep disturbances often go unrecognized.    Often, the same kids that need
Scalloped Tongue
Scalloped tongue often indicates that tongue has been trapped by teeth, and often blocking airway.
Excessive Sleepiness

Waking up tired, falling asleep during the day while sitting.   Even worse, falling asleep at the wheel!

Diabetes
Those suffering with Diabetes often have trouble healing.   Sleep apnea can increase this risk due to the lack of good healing sleep, and the breakdown within the circulatory system.   Vessels damaged from poor sleep make easy targets for diabetes damage
Depression
Poor sleep inhibits the proper brain functions, and chemical balances to fight off depression.  Many of those who suffer from depression have sleep disturbances and fight an ongoing battle with sleep
Your next step
Call Brush Up Dental today to schedule with Dr. Lipscomb and team.   Sleep better with the help of dental sleep apnea appliance therapy.  804-673-5280