Snoring is one of the most noticeable signs of sleep apnea, and can have a serious effect on your sleep and the sleep of your loved ones. Left untreated, it can contribute to serious health complications including heart disease and diabetes. Fortunately, treatment is simple. Dental Partners of Boston offers snore guards to keep your airway open and help you get a decent night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea and blocked airways
Snoring related to sleep apnea is caused by the tongue and soft palate blocking your airway while you sleep. In a healthy mouth, the muscle tone of the tongue keeps it up out of the way; but in a patient with Snoeep apnea, the tongue sags back into the mouth, causing snoring and halts in breathing. While at first glance this is only an annoyance, sleep apnea is linked to more dangerous conditions, and should be treated as soon as possible.
A simple treatment
The snore guard is designed to help keep your airway clear while you sleep. It keeps the tongue and jaw from dropping back, allowing you to breathe easily–and quietly. A snore guard, properly fitted and consistently worn, will provide the peaceful night’s rest that you’ve been craving.
Ease and comfort
Unlike many sleep apnea machines, the snore guard is a small, simple appliance with no masks, hoses, power supplies, or noise. Similar to an athletic mouthguard, it’s worn in the mouth and is designed not to interfere with your sleep. It is made of flexible plastic and molds to your mouth for the greatest comfort, and keeps your airway open without any fuss.
Make your appointment
If you are interested in a snore guard, you can get it in one appointment at Dental Partners of Boston. Call our office today to schedule, or you can request an appointment online. There’s no reason to live with interrupted rest. Call today or contact us online so we can help you get the sleep you need.