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How familiar are you with sleep apnea and its risk? There are several risks associated with sleep apnea, so it is important to understand what they are, so you can help lower the odds that you will develop the condition. Because sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that arises when breathing patterns are interrupted, it will need to be treated effectively. A failure to treat sleep apnea can lead to several oral health risks. To test your knowledge about sleep apnea, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Sleep apnea refers to what?
A: an appliance designed to help you sleep
B: a form of dentures
C: a sleeping disorder due to interrupted breathing patterns
D: a gum tissue disease

Question 2: Which of the following are treatments for sleep apnea?
A: surgery to open airways
B: oral appliances and CPAP devices
C: adjustments to your sleeping habits and positions
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not a risk factor for sleep apnea?
A: your age, weight and gender
B: stained or discolored teeth
C: a family history of the disorder
D: a nasal obstruction

Question 4: Which of the following are types of sleep apnea?
A: central sleep apnea
B: obstructive sleep apnea
C: circumstantial sleep apnea
D: both A and B

Answer Key:
C, D, B, D

If you would like to receive treatments for sleep apnea by our team, please book an appointment with Dr. John Dobry and our team at our dental office. To set up a visit with our dentist in Clinton Township, Michigan, please contact us at 586-286-0790.