Your Dentist’s Warnings About Snoring

Your dentist warns you about a lot of things. Not brushing and flossing enough, eating too much too often, and skipping your dental checkups are among the more common warnings. What you might not realize, however, is that if your dentist knew you snore, you may also be warned about the dangers of not having your condition checked out and treated. As a general dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith has helped many patients stop snoring through customized dental treatment, usually in the form of an appliance that helps keep your airway clear while you sleep.

Facts About Snoring and Sleep Apnea

  • Sometimes, the obstruction can totally obstruct your airway and force you to stop breathing. When this happens consistently, the condition is known as obstructive sleep apnea, and can pose a serious threat to your systemic wellbeing.
  • Even in the absence of sleep apnea, snoring can increase certain risks to your cardiovascular system by restricting your intake of oxygen. Over time, the exertion to breathe and the diminished oxygen can begin to affect your vital systems, and lead to fatigue, illness, and other symptoms.


Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.