You know that your dentist, Dan Hoang, DDS, can help to keep your mouth healthy and your smile brilliant. In addition to restoring and maintaining your pearly whites, Dr. Dan Hoang can also help you with a solution to the snoring that may be keeping you and your family up at night.
Humans spend up to a third of our lives sleeping. The quality of sleep we get can have a profound impact on the quality of the life we lead. In his Houston, TX dental center, Dr. Hoang can evaluate your condition, understand your snoring problem, and offer solutions that are custom-tailored to your particular needs.
Causes of Snoring
There are a number of factors that can contribute to an individual’s snoring. During your consultation with Dr. Hoang, he will discuss the possible factors that may be having an impact on your snoring.
Being overweight is one of the factors that can contribute to snoring and sleep apnea. Getting more exercise and adopting a healthy nutrition plan can help you to shed pounds, and improve the sleep that you get.
Sleeping on your back, along with issues like nasal congestion, oversized tonsils, and use of tobacco products can also contribute to snoring.
Once Dr. Hoang has examined you and evaluated your concerns, he will be able to determine the underlying causes of your snoring. It’s important that you address your snoring problems, as they can have a profound impact on your health.
The Risks of Snoring
Beyond reducing the deep and restorative sleep that our bodies need in order to recharge at the end of the day, snoring can also lead to a number of risky health concerns that you may not have considered.
Snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea, can impact your blood oxygen levels, and increase your heart rate while you are asleep. Hypertension can occur at night as your body tries to protect your organs from the lowered blood oxygen levels by tightening your blood vessels. High blood pressure can follow you even into the waking hours, with normal breathing.
Lowered levels of blood oxygen can also lead to increased red blood cell production, which results in the thickening of your blood. This can increase your risk of stroke.
A lack of good sleep can also result in depression, anxiety, and reduced concentration.
Dr. Dan Hoang can offer you a number of solutions that can help to reduce your snoring and allow you to once again get fitful rest each and every night. Make your appointment with Dr. Hoang at DH Dental Center in Houston, TX.