Is there a link between sleep apnea, mouth breathing, and peridontal disease?

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SusanR +0 points · over 2 years ago

See the research article by Dr. Anne Sanders, with a commentary by PEP member David Keepnews, which discusses the higher rate of peridontal disease among people with sleep apnea. Is this due to mouth dryness or mouth, more inflammation or other effects of sleep apnea. How can dentists be alerted to this link and help identify patients at risk for sleep apnea? See the Research tab on our portal for more.

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