It’s estimated by the National Sleep Foundation that over 18 million Americans experience poor quality sleep resulting from sleep apnea. Breathing interruptions and chronic snoring problems are the two most common symptoms resulting from airway obstruction from the soft palate. Medical and oral healthcare treatment options have continued to evolve.
Before embracing a particular treatment option, you should have your primary physician diagnose your sleep apnea. This will go a long way towards finding the most effective treatment method. People with severe sleep apnea might only be able to find relief by using a CPAP or positive airway pressure device when they go to bed. If you only suffer from minor to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. [doctor_name] can help fit you for a prescription snore guard.
Since they don’t have to attach to the teeth tongue stabilizers are the ideal type of snore guard for denture wearers. The snore guard helps to hold your tongue and soft palate in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by brushing it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you are interested in exploring the available options for treating your sleep apnea, you should call Dr. [doctor_name]’s clinic in [city], [state] at [phone] to see if you’re a good candidate for a snore guard.