It’s estimated by the Cleveland Clinic that around 9 percent of women and 24 percent of men suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. This often includes problems with excessive snoring and potentially dangerous breathing interruption during sleep. It often results from changes in the position of the soft palate or excess fatty deposits in the neck.
There are several different treatment options available to help sleep apnea sufferers. The severity of your sleep apnea and the particular details of your throat and mouth can all be a factor. So, it’s important to have your sleep apnea professionally diagnosed to find the treatment method that is right for you.
If you suffer from severe sleep apnea in [city], [state], you will likely need positive airway pressure treatment from the use of a CPAP machine. However, if you only experience minor-to-moderate sleep apnea, your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], can help you understand your snore guard options.
Mandibular advancement snore guards come in several styles and designs. Many of the popular snore guards attach to the teeth and hinge together. These snore guards are designed to hold your mouth and soft palate in the ideal positions to allow easy passage of air, thus reducing snoring problems.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under water and brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Be sure to thoroughly brush the hinges. If it needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.
After rinsing and brushing, you should dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you’ve been struggling with sleep apnea and you’re interested in a snore guard, you should call [phone] to schedule an appointment at [practice_name].