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Should I Use Mouth Guards to Help with My Snoring?

Snoring. We’ve all heard it, and we all despise it. Especially the sleeping partners of an individual with chronic snoring habits. If you are being told that you snore persistently through the night, it may be time to speak to a dentist about an oral appliance to put an end to sleepless nights for your sleeping partner. At Dental365, we proudly offer oral appliances for addressing chronic snoring.

What is an oral appliance for snoring?

Oral appliances, or “Snore Guards,” are special devices that a patient can wear when they sleep to help reduce snoring habits. Snoring can be constant and may make it difficult for both individuals to get a good night’s rest. By wearing a custom-fitted Snore Guard during sleep, patients can keep their snoring under control. And, when you receive your Snore Guard from Dental365Sleep, you will also receive follow-up visits with our sleep doctors to ensure you maximize compliance through our Snore Care Program.

Additionally, snoring may be a sign of a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in the airways when a patient sleeps. In order to address this condition, many patients will wear oral appliances that can maintain open airways by keeping the jaw aligned and the tongue down. This appliance will also help in reducing snoring as well, even in patients who have not been diagnosed with the condition.

What causes snoring?

Snoring is caused by a turbulence of air over the oropharynx, or back part of the mouth, into the throat while sleeping. However, it may be indicative of obstructive sleep apnea. If you are sleeping at night but awake not feeling fully rested, you may have this condition. To get a proper diagnosis, patients are urged to speak to their primary care physician about a sleep study, during which a professional can evaluate your sleeping patterns to get you a proper diagnosis for treatment.

Schedule a visit with Dental365 today to learn more about anti-snoring appliances

Patients in and around the New York Metropolitan Area & Connecticut who are interested in discussing the benefits of special dental appliances for the treatment of snoring are welcome to connect with the sleep experts at Dental365. Our dentists are here to assist with a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. With locations throughout the New York Metropolitan and Connecticut area, we are conveniently located for everyone! Call (833) 365-SLEEP today to request your free consultation with a sleep expert.

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