Snoring and sleep apnea can be very uncomfortable and frustrating problems. They can disrupt your sleep patterns, make it difficult to breathe and bother you and your partner while in bed. Letting this problem persist can lead to other health issues and continued frustration, so read on to learn more about the possible solutions that your dentist can provide.
While there are many different options for combating your snoring or sleep apnea problems, the answer to these issues might be in the use of a nighttime oral appliance. Patients wear oral appliances like a sports mouth guard. They are comfortable and help prevent the tongue from slipping to the back of the throat during sleep. This blockade of the airway is what causes snoring and sleep apnea, so wearing these mouth appliances promotes adequate air intake and helps regulate sleep patterns for you and your loved ones.
Patients can use oral appliances in addition to CPAP machines and other sleep remedies. To learn more about sleep apnea and how an oral appliance could be the nighttime relief from snoring that you’re after, call Dr. Howard Hoffman of Smile Stylers Exceptional Dentistry today at 305-933-3070.