Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Causing Weaker Teeth in Adults

Obstructive sleep apnea

Research from University at Buffalo found that “Obstructive sleep apnea may be linked to low bone mineral density in adults.”

Low bone mineral density is a sign of osteoporosis and increases the risk of fractures. It also affects oral health by causing loose teeth and implant failure.

The study, which was included in the November issue of The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, featured CBCT to measure the bone density of 38 adult participants with obstructive sleep apnea.

Find out more about the study from The University at Buffalo.

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