The American Dental Association recently came out with a Statement on Breathing Related Sleep Disorders (BRSD) recommending that dentists monitor the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy (OAT) with home sleep testing.
If you’re wondering, “How in the world can a clean mouth and an open airway prevent heart disease?” it’s time you hear this vital information about the mouth and heart disease connection. Unfortunately, the myth that fat clogs your arteries to cause a heart attack is an easy picture to paint and therefore has stuck around, even with mountains of evidence indicating otherwise.
Impacting between 50 to 70 million Americans, sleep-disordered breathing is proving to be a silent health crisis. Dentists are a patient’s best hope for catching sleep-disordered breathing early and preventing chronic illnesses later in life.
Reading and responding to text messages while asleep — called “sleep texting” — is an abnormal sleep behavior