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Oral health professionals such as dentists and orthodontists are often the first people to come into contact with those who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a debilitating condition in which a person stops breathing at numerous intervals throughout the night, resulting in a lack of oxygen in the body.

Sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease and even early death, not to mention an increased risk for accidents as a result of daytime fatigue. Although orthodontists can’t diagnose sleep apnea, they can screen you for the condition. But can your orthodontist treat your sleep apnea?

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Can Orthodontics Treat Your Sleep Apnea?

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