We now know in neurology, pulmonology, and dentistry that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance, and snoring, can cause serious medical problems. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control has deemed OSA as an epidemic in America and there are very serious side effects such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, just to name a few.

And there is a direct correlation between airway issues and TMJD and tooth wear. We now have a state of the art CBCT scanner in the office so we can check for airway problems before beginning any oral care.

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