Are you a chronic snorer? Do you wake yourself or your partner up throughout the night because you sound like a tractor? Did you know that 90 million Americans suffer from snoring? Snoring is a common phenomenon that can occur for many reasons. Some people snore due to smoking or being overweight, while others simply store because they sleep on their back.
It’s important to note that some people who snore suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes your airways to be blocked while you’re sleeping. Before you think about getting a mouthguard, your Flawless Dental dentist will always request further investigation into the cause of your snoring before suggesting the use of a snore guard.
What is a snore guard?
For those among us who snore for non-obtrusive reasons, a snore guard can be really helpful. Simply put, a snore guard is an oral appliance that helps the tongue from slipping into the back of the mouth towards the jaw.
Where can I get a snore guard?
Your local drugstore probably carries boil-and-wear snore guards. These are easy to use but are not formed to your mouth and can be slightly uncomfortable.
For the best results, you can ask your dentist if a snore guard is a right solution for you. At Flawless Dental, your health is our top priority. That’s why we will always request a sleep study to determine whether you have sleep apnea before recommending a snore guard.
To discuss your snoring issues and whether a snore guard is right for you, contact us today via our appointment request form: https://flawlessdental.com/contact-us/request-an-appointment/