While there is no doubt that sleep apnea is associated with difficulty when resting, there are additional oral consequences that can affect the teeth and gums. What are some common symptoms and why should you speak with your dentist as soon as possible?

– Bruxism (grinding your teeth) can eventually wear away layers of protective enamel.

– Issues such as pain in the jaw are also common.

– A lack of sleep can impact your overall health from a long-term point of view.

“Getting an official diagnosis is essential to receiving the right treatment that can help restore your quality of life.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.