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Company urges dentists to screen for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

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Company urges dentists to screen for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA: It has been estimated that in the United States alone 20 million men, women and children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Millions more snore. Of these 20 million, only about 10 per cent have been diagnosed despite the fact that the average life span of an untreated sleep apneic is years less than those without sleep apnea. Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic, Snoring Isnt Sexy, an affiliation of qualified dentists, has launched an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep apnea.



The goal of Snoring Isnt Sexy, founded by retired dentist Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, is to encourage dentists to receive proper background education in this emerging field, to act as an information resource for patients.



Snoring and sleep apnea have been related to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression and erectile dysfunction as well as vehicular accidental injury and death. The increased medical costs of those with untreated sleep apnea are estimated to be in the billions a year.



Oral appliance therapy (for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea) has been accepted as an alternative or supplement to CPAP in some instances and yet the public and many dentists remain unaware of the vital role of the dentist as part of the healthcare team for the recognition and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, Dr Barsh wrote in an editorial published in Sleep and Breathing, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2009, titled The recognition and management of sleep-breathing disorders: a mandate for dentistry.




by Fred Michmershuizen, DTA




Read more www.dental-tribune.com




Source: www.dental-tribune.com

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