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Is Your Snoring Keeping You Up at Night?

September 23, 2014

Snoring Man in Bed with Wife

Did you know that your snoring could be caused by a dental issue? Your dentist could actually help treat conditions that are keeping you up at night, such as snoring.

Snoring occurs when the airway passage is partially blocked during sleep. Often it is blocked by the tongue as it rolls back during sleep. In order to prevent snoring, that airway should be unblocked. Dental appliances can assist with opening the air passageways.

A mandibular advancement strip does just that. This custom-made device, which is also known as a sleep apnea mouth guard, pushes your jaw slightly forward which prevents the airway from being blocked during sleep.

Why do these devices work so well? Well, they’re minimally evasive, easily reversible, and quiet, allowing patients to get back to bed with few worries!

Get ready to stop snoring today by coming to Desired Smiles! Book a free smile analysis for a more peaceful sleep.