• The Impact of Snoring on your Oral Health

    Michelle Bivins
    by Michelle Bivins
    on Mar 21st, 2019

The Impact of Snoring On Your Oral Health

Health, Sleep Apnea, STOP SNORING

There are many known negative side effects to snoring, from annoying partners to sleep interruption and high blood pressure. A major side effect to snoring is the impact on one's oral health. Snoring can be the result of obstructed nasal airways, poor muscle tone in the tongue and throat and even the use of tobacco and alcohol. The most common reason for snoring is OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). Most snorers are completely unaware of their condition. The most serious snoring problem is "dry mouth" or xerstomia. Saliva is the critical element needed to keep your oral tissues coated and moistened. Without salivary flow, oral/dental issues can cause halitosis, infections & sores, tooth decay and/or gum disease. All of this from snoring.

To combat the negative effects of snoring on your oral health, many dentists opt for non-invasive snoring solutions like dental appliances. Dr. Green can recommend a specialist to help you. Rest well and call 973-228-0252 to make an appointment for a dental examination.

 

Author Michelle Bivins Michelle Bivins Michelle has been a part of Dr. Gary Green's marketing team for nearly 3 years. With a background in advertising and healthcare marketing, she is a welcome addition to Dr. Green's team. In addition to assisting with the website, Michelle is Dr. Green's publicist writing press releases for the many community outreach activities Dr. Green participates in from the Caldwell Street Fair to his dental seminars at senior centers throughout West Essex county. Many of Dr. Green's outreach activities have been chronicled in the local newspapers. Michelle also writes and sends out electronic newsletters to Dr. Green's patients, the local media and community members. Michelle has established a strong presence for Dr. Green on several social media platforms including facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. With the addition of blogging, Michelle hopes to tackle those questions that patients would like to ask and highlight some of the popular trends in dentistry.

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