You may already be well aware of how disruptive snoring can be. If you snore or if someone you live with snores, you may find it difficult to sleep. But in addition to sleep deprivation, snoring can lead to other serious health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes if left untreated. Luckily, snoring can be corrected through the use of a snore guard.
Snore guards are small, flexible plastic mouthpieces that resemble the athletic guards you may have seen used in different sports. Batteries, hoses, masks, and other moving parts often used in sleep apnea devices aren’t found in snore guards.
A snore guard works by keeping the tongue and jaw from dropping back into the patient’s throat. By doing this, the snore guard helps keep the airway open. Snoring is reduced significantly in patients who have an open airway while they’re asleep.
If you find that your snoring is preventing you or your loved ones from getting restful sleep, then a snore guard is right for you. Snore guards have been shown to be successful in mitigating and preventing the harmful effects of sleep apnea and snoring. Here are some common concerns our patients have about snore guards that we can address:
Snore guards can be acquired in one easy visit to our office. The entire experience is painless and requires no x-rays or lab work. Snore guards come in a range of prices, which you can discuss with us during your appointment.
The dentist team at Dental Partners of Boston can help stop the snoring problems that you’re suffering from with the use of a snore guard. By making an appointment, you can get all the information you need about snore guards and the serious health issue of snoring.
Maria E. Cardenas
Mark A. H. Sivers