One of the more troubling medical disorders related to oral care is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing during sleep repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.
Children (and sometimes adults) with enlarged tonsil tissues in the mouth and throat may be susceptible to a form of sleep apnea called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is the most common form of the condition. In these cases, it can be beneficial to visit a dentist.
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