Patients dealing with symptoms related to mild or moderate sleep apnea can often find significant symptom relief by sleeping with a snore guard in their mouth. The removal oral appliances are designed to hold the soft palate in the proper position to allow for maximum passage of air while you sleep.
There are several different styles offered by our doctors, Dr. Farshid Ariz and Dr. Shadad Arami. The one that is right for you will depend on the characteristics of your mouth as well as your personal preference. Many patients with sleep apnea will choose a mandibular advancement device.
Many of these units will attach to the teeth and most incorporate some form of hinge. Taking daily steps to clean and maintain the snore guard will help keep it fresh while also maximizing its lifespan.
Thoroughly rinsing it under cool water each morning will help remove any loose areas of plaque buildup. You should also use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to gently brush any contoured areas and hinges, which could also trap traces of plaque. An interdental brush might also help clean any areas that your brush struggles to clean.
Once you are done cleaning your snore guard you should carefully dry it and store it in the case provided.
If you live in the area surrounding Northridge, California, and you have been struggling to deal with mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms, you should call 888-902-0909 to explore the snore guard options offered at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley.