Snoring Treatment & Prevention
It’s estimated that snoring affects 90 million people in North America. Snoring can interfere with your partner’s sleep and put a serious strain on your relationship. Thankfully, we offer effective ways to treat chronic snoring.
What Causes Snoring?
There are several factors that contribute to snoring. Most often, it results from the muscles and soft tissues relaxing while you sleep, causing the tongue to fall back into your throat. This creates a smaller passage for air to get through. Your breath passes through the soft tissues and makes them vibrate, creating a snoring sound.
Factors that contribute to snoring include:
- Obesity/excess weight
- Alcohol consumption
- Certain sedatives or muscle relaxers
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Relief With Our Custom Oral Appliances
If your partner is complaining about your snoring, we can provide a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to solve your problem. An MAD is an oral appliance that gently shifts your lower jaw (mandible) forward, opening up your airway and preventing your tongue from collapsing to block the passage.
By keeping your airway open, an MAD allows you to breathe without obstruction so you can get the restorative sleep you need. Your MAD is custom-designed to fit comfortably inside your mouth. Once you get used to it, you probably won’t even notice you’re wearing it overnight.
Effective Treatment for Snoring at Kenton Dental Care
If you suffer from chronic snoring, schedule a consultation with Dr. Catherine Yazar or Dr. Mustafa Yazar to discuss treatment using MAD. These devices are comfortable, convenient, and effective, allowing both you and your partner to sleep soundly throughout the night.
With the help of your MAD, you can eliminate the tension from your relationship and improve your quality of life.