If you have trouble with nighttime snoring, you aren't alone. An estimated 45% of all American adults snore, disrupting their sleep and the sleep of the people they love. Although it might seem like a harmless quirk, snoring can actually signal issues with your breathing. A staggering 75% of snorers actually have sleep apnea—a serious sleep disorder that causes problems such as weight gain, migraines, and even cardiovascular illnesses. Fortunately, you don't have to let snoring disrupt your sleep. With the help of our team of dentists, you might be able to sleep soundly—and silently.
By taking a mold of your teeth and palate, we can create customized mouth guards that will help to keep your airway open during the night. These anti-snoring devices are incredibly effective and easy to use. There are two basic categories of anti-snoring devices:
Using appliance therapy to treat snoring has several advantages. In addition to oral appliances being small and easy to carry, they are also discreet—which makes them perfect for people who might worry about how they look when they sleep. Also, because the appliances are small and easy to remove, patients can quickly and easily take out their appliance if they need to answer their phone or grab a midnight snack. Oral appliances are easily adjustable and comfortable.
In addition to oral appliance therapy, here are some tips to prevent snoring.
Don't let nighttime snoring destroy your sleep, or the sleep of your family members. If you have a problem with snoring, make an appointment with one of our dentists for a consultation. Our Dental Excellence team will handle your snoring concerns efficiently and effectively so that you can get the rest that you deserve.
Dental Excellence is located in Independence, Missouri, near Blue Springs and Lees Summit. We have a wide variety of appointment times available, so book yours today.
Snoring can indicate serious health problems and can lead to others. Don't wait to get treatment.