Can Sleep Apnea Affect Your Oral Health?
3 Oral Health Problems Linked to Sleep Apnea
1. Sleep Bruxism
Sleep bruxism is characterized by a person clenching their jaw and grinding their teeth during sleep. It wears down tooth enamel and can result in chipped teeth, receding gums, soft tissue damage, and pain like headaches and muscle tension during the day. Individuals with sleep apnea are more likely to also suffer from sleep bruxism.