Sleep apnea is a serious respirator disorder affecting millions of Americans each year. Common symptoms often include chronic snoring issues and breathing interruption while sleeping. This can lead to poor quality of sleep, adverse effects to quality of life and undue cardiac stress.
It’s important to have the severity of your sleep apnea professionally diagnosed. This will help to determine the most effective method needed to treat your symptoms. A severe sleep apnea problems often call for sleeping positive air pressure from a CPAP machine. Yet mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms can often be relieved by a prescription snore guard provided by the orthodontic specialists at Fountains Family Dental Center’s Chandler, Arizona clinic.
Mandibular advancement devices are one of the more popular snore guard options. They are available in several different styles and designs. Most of these units attach to your teeth in some way and often include hinges. They are designed to hold your mouth and soft palette in the ideal position to allow easy passage of air, thus reducing snoring problems.
You will need to clean and refresh the snore guard each day. This starts with rinsing it each morning to remove residual plaque. You should then brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Be sure to thoroughly brush the hinges where plaque could potentially become trapped.
Once the unit has been thoroughly cleaned and dried with a clean paper towel and stored in the case provided.
If you live in the Chandler, Arizona area and you have been struggling with sleep apnea, you should call 480-359-1483 to explore your treatment options with Fountains Family Dental Center’s orthodontic staff.