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Snoring and Sleep Apnea are conditions which dentistry can positively influence.

Snoring is the well-known racket some people make when they sleep. It is not pathologic all by itself, but it certainly can be hard on relationships.

Sleep Apnea is the more serious condition where the person actually stops breathing repeatedly during the night. This can result in serious health consequences including:

Daytime drowsiness and sleepiness
Strokes
Heart attacks
Hypertension

Dr. Dutkowski can help screen you or your loved one for sleep apnea and can work together with your physician, or independently if appropriate, to provide oral appliances to open the airway and improve the body's nighttime oxygen supply.

Here is a pretty good, basic article on snoring and sleep apnea:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/health/11patient.html?hpw