Molar Bear Family Dental
Breaking-up with your CPAP
It is estimated in the USA that 22 Million people suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when you are asleep and there is a blockage of the airway in the back of the throat caused by excess tissue.
If you have already been to a sleep physician and were prescribed a CPAP and you use it faithfully, good! Keep up the great work!
If you have already been to a sleep physician and were prescribed a CPAP and dislike it to the point of disuse, there is an alternative!
Now, you might be wondering why is the dentist talking to me about my sleep?
At Molar Bear Dental, we are concerned not only with your dental health but your overall health.
Your body does not have parts that operate independently, but rather is a cohesive unit that works collaboratively.
Therefore, if one “system” is not doing well, it most likely is affecting another system.
If you are having an airway issue during your sleep your life and health is affected in many ways, such as:
Poor performance at work
Increased blood pressure
Increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease
Irregular hormone production
Acid Reflux/ GI issues