Many people are affected by sleep apnea, need for braces, and cavities. Any of these can occur for several reasons like not taking proper care of your oral hygiene, having misaligned teeth, or blockage of airways. However, dental treatment and taking care of yourself at home can make you free from these oral problems.
Read further into this blog to know what each of these issues is and how dental treatment and home treatment can be beneficial for them.
Sleep apnea is considered a severe sleep disorder where a person’s breathing gets interrupted while they are sleeping. If left untreated, people experience loss of breath multiple times during their sleep.
Sleep Apnea can be seen in 25 percent of men and 10 percent of women. It can also occur in children, babies, and people who are overweight. It is caused by a blockage of soft tissue in the airway while you are sleeping.
However, mild or moderate sleep apnea can be treated with the help of dental appliances or oral mandibular advancement devices. These devices prohibit the tongue from blocking the throat and slightly make the lower jaw move forward. Consult the dentist about the oral appliances before putting your hands on them.
In the United States, almost 4 million people wear braces. Among them, 25 percent of people are adults, and the remaining are children. Braces are used to straighten misaligned teeth. It comprises metal brackets and wires fitted in your teeth. Since it is relatively painful, most people avoid braces.
Nonetheless, a generation can be free from braces if parents prevent their children from some potentially harmful habits like thumb-sucking, extended bottle use, sleeping on your tummy, leaning your jaw on your palm, and maintaining poor oral hygiene. Other than avoiding these habits, getting a routine dental checkup also plays a crucial role in preventing people from getting braces.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 90 percent of Americans suffer from cavities. Also known as tooth decay or caries, cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of the teeth, called enamel. A hole is formed by the damage that can be due to bacteria buildup in your mouth, sipping sugary drinks, regular snacking, and poor maintenance of oral hygiene.
However, cavities can be prevented when you brush or floss your teeth properly twice a day. Limit the intake of sugary food items and beverages, and get a professional cleaning of your mouth done every six months. These preventive measures will surely create a generation that is free from these diseases.
At Galan Dental, it is our mission to build a new generation free from sleep apnea, braces, and cavities with the most advanced dental care treatments and proper guidance. For more information call us at (408) 377-8200, book online, or visit us at 1706 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125.