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As a dental profession as a whole, we’re discovering that sleep apnea and sleep medicine is a really huge issue going on with our society. And if you’re not able to breathe at night, if you’re having issues from that perspective, you are drowsy in the day. You’re falling asleep at the wheel. You are gaining weight. You’re lethargic. You just don’t have the energy that you once had. That could be related to something called sleep apnea, and that’s just the inability to breathe effectively at night. It affects a ton of people, more than you actually think. A lot of people think it’s just this fat old man syndrome, but it can affect children. It can affect skinny, middle aged women. It’s something that it extends far beyond what we initially thought, and it’s something with dentistry, we are a great profession to be able to screen for people like this, people that have high blood pressure, people that have some obesity to them.
With sleep apnea, we work with dental professionals that allow us to be tools to help them. If someone has mild sleep apnea, we can give them a device that would help them breathe more effectively at night. If someone has sleep apnea, we can maybe change the way their teeth are set up to allow for them to breathe a little bit better. And if you can breathe, that’s the most essential thing in life is being able to breathe. And if you can’t do that, everything else is affected.