29 C
Lagos
Monday, September 21, 2020

How Dentist Can Help to Solve Snoring in Both Children and Adults?

- Advertisement -

Do you tend to snore a lot? No doubt other people know about it, and you have probably found out that they will often crack a joke about it and not take the problem too seriously. However, if you share every aspect of your life with a partner, you will be sharing your disruptive sleep patterns with that person.

- Advertisement -

Not only that, you may end up tired and irritable yourself, with limited ability to function properly. These aren’t the only reasons you should be concerned about your snoring, as both your oral health and general health may be affected.

The causes of snoring

When you are asleep, your throat muscles naturally relax. They will tend to vibrate if air is blocked from passing through your airways, making the noise we associate with snoring. Snoring is quite common and around 50 percent of adults go through the experience at some time in their life.

Snoring could be due to nasal congestion, the consumption of alcohol, sleep apnoea or just the way your mouth is shaped. If the tonsils have become enlarged, your airways can narrow and tend to vibrate more once the air attempts to flow along its pathway.

A narrower than usual airway can also be caused by being too overweight. As you can’t usually hear yourself snore, you normally only become aware of it when someone tells you. Fortunately, being an age old affliction there has been considerable research and many breakthroughs on ways to reduce or at least control snoring.

What’s so bad about snoring?

Adults and snoring

Medical professionals in recent years have taken snoring as a threat to health far more seriously. A person who is a chronic snorer may be suffering from Sleep Disordered Breathing (or SDB).This is a condition where breathing becomes more difficult when your body is lying flat and inhaling and exhaling.

This could be because there is too much fatty tissue in your throat blocking your airways when you lie stretched out. The reason may be associated with being overweight or it could be hereditary. If snoring follows you into adulthood, or becomes worse as an adult, the health consequences could be quite severe, such as:

  • the encouraging of the onset of diabetes;
  • the development of cardiovascular disease;
  • gastrointestinal problems;
  • a sudden stroke;
  • lapses in memory;
  • depression;
  • anxiety disorders.

These are the sorts of health problems everyone wants to avoid so forewarned is forearmed. You shouldn’t ignore a snoring problem any longer and by seeking help and a solution you will live a longer, healthier and more fruitful life.

Your child and snoring

One of the obvious effects of snoring in children is the failure to get enough good sleep. Apart from that, children aren’t quite like adults as they haven’t necessarily learned how to handle SDB. There are many different side-effects like Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which not only puts stress on your child but to others in their company too.

ADHD causes hyperactivity which, if not controlled, can break out into periods of uncontrolled behaviour. Failure to breathe constantly while asleep can lead to dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood.

- Advertisement -

This in turn can, it seems from research, affect a child’s IQ even to the point that it could fall by 15 to 25 points. Other side effects include uncontrolled bed wetting and in infants SDB has been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Dental effects of snoring in both children and adults

Because the breathing pattern of a snorer is disrupted it can damage the jaws, especially if they are still developing. This can also result in developing a narrower palate than normal, overcrowded teeth and difficulty with controlling the jaw effectively causing a poor bite.

One of the best ways to tackle snoring is to see your dentist

As with many health related problems prevention is better than cure because if a snorer doesn’t admit to the problem and get early treatment, extracting teeth or even corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to repair the damage done by long-term snoring.

Our dentists can custom make a dento-facial appliance to help alleviate your snoring. The appliance may be designed to widen your palate, reposition the jaws to widen your airways, or bring back better swallowing and breathing by retraining the muscles. We help you as best we can and will refer you to other health professionals for collaborative help in helping to stop or alleviate your habit of snoring.

We are your oral health gatekeepers and if you complete our sleep questionnaire, send it by email we can arrange an appointment to help solve your snoring problem forever which will not only please you but your partner as well.

Snoring Solutions
  • Save
- Advertisement -

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Editor
Editorial Staffs at Healthtian, A team of Writers.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

How to Boost Male Fertility?

Male infertility affects around 7% of men and relates to a man’s inability to impregnate a fertile female. Infertility can be a difficult topic...
- Advertisement -

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color...

Atis Fruit: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Sugar Apple

Sugar apple (Atis fruit), is the Annona squamosa fruit belonging to the natives of West Indies and to the tropical Americas like Peru, Mexico,...

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Treatment & Identification

Spider bites in the United States are often annoying but they are rarely fatal. If a person gets bitten by a black...

What Causes Pain Between Shoulder Blades?

Shoulder blade is in the upper side of your back, the scapulae, which become prominent if you pull your elbows close to your trunk...

8 Ways to Remove Dandruff Without Washing Hair

There are about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with dandruff which is an alert problem. Dandruff not only cause damage to your...

How to Increase Sodium Levels in Your Blood?

Levels of sodium in the blood is often a misunderstood topic and it is extremely necessary that we as individuals understand the meaning and...

Six-pack abs: the Truths and Facts

“How do I get a six-pack?”  This is a question I get asked all the time, and is it possible to get them in...

How to Deal With a Jealous Sister-in-law?

Getting along with sisters-in-law or potential sisters-in-law could be very frustrating whether or not they had a very tight bond with their...

Blue Waffle: Is It Really, Really an STD?

Remember the blue waffle tales and images which were spreading around on all social media platforms back in 2010? Well, if you were misfortunate...

Surprising Health Benefits Of Mango Leaves

Mangoes known as the king of fruits are common and popular fruits in Nigeria, there are very common from February/march till the middle of...

Friends

Newsletter

Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Dental Veneers and Crowns: Which One is Right for You?

Dental veneers and crowns are both effective ways of improving the appearance and health of your teeth. However, they are very different types of...

Available Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are high-tech replacement teeth that mimic the entire tooth structure. They come in different types, sizes and heights. Depending on your needs, your...

Smiling Tots: 5 Tooth Care Tips for Your Children

The teeth of children are essential to their development. They facilitate the proper development of speech, efficient chewing for problem-free digestion and a positive...

7 Situations Where You Should Consider Emergency Dental Care

No matter who you are, you should receive dental cleanings and checkup around two times a year. For those of you with severe issues,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Snoring Solutions
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap