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You probably know that there are several things you should consider doing if you’re hoping to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong. For instance, you know you should brush and floss your teeth. You should also keep an eye open for signs of trouble and contact our dentist if you spot anything. However, did you know that there are a few things you should avoid doing? One thing you should avoid doing is trying to treat sleep apnea on your own.

In reality, there are three different types of sleep apnea. These types of sleep apnea can actually be caused by different issues. To make matters worse, you may not know which type of sleep apnea you have, and not every kit will work well for every type of sleep apnea. If the over-the-counter product you choose is designed to treat the wrong type of sleep apnea, you could actually aggravate whatever is causing your issue.

Instead, we recommend contacting our team if you think you have sleep apnea. Our team can actually help address the cause of your sleep apnea, which will help you avoid these negative effects—which can include fatigue, headaches, and difficulty focusing. We can also create a custom appliance to help you deal with sleep apnea.

If you have more questions about dealing with sleep apnea in Durham, North Carolina, we invite you to contact Ninth Street Dental by calling 919-286-9090. Our dentist, Dr. Shirin Mashhoon, and our team will gladly examine your pearly whites and help you deal with your sleep apnea. We’re eager to receive your call.