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Cpap masks can worsen existing dental issues according to their manuals, apparently
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According to the manuals that come with cpap masks, the "worsen existing dental issues." Does anyone know what dental issues they worsen or cause? I tried calling Resmed, but they were very evasive and uninformative about the matter.
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If you wear masks too tight, yes, they can cause dental issues. Keep in mind how braces work - tight and worn many, many hours. In addition, chronic dry mouth can cause increased cavities. Talk to your dentist about that.
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Thanks, I have to wear the mask tightly just so it doesn't leak, unfortunately. You are totally right about braces and that's why I was concerned about it.
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dental issues can be caused by pressure - but also by mouth breathing. Your mouth is supposed to be moist, which if you mouth breath on cpap, it wont be.
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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Do a search on the threads about homemade mask liners (I think they use old t-shirts). There is no reason why your mask should be TIGHT.
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(01-05-2017, 06:13 PM)DariaVader Wrote: dental issues can be caused by pressure - but also by mouth breathing. Your mouth is supposed to be moist, which if you mouth breath on cpap, it wont be.

Very true, from what I understand an excessively dry mouth can lead to recession of the gums among other problems.
(01-05-2017, 07:07 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: Do a search on the threads about homemade mask liners (I think they use old t-shirts). There is no reason why your mask should be TIGHT.

Thanks very much for the tip. I'll look that up.
(01-05-2017, 06:13 PM)DariaVader Wrote: dental issues can be caused by pressure - but also by mouth breathing. Your mouth is supposed to be moist, which if you mouth breath on cpap, it wont be.

Very true, from what I understand an excessively dry mouth can lead to recession of the gums among other problems.
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