Are you among the 90 million North Americans that snore at night? Does your loved one keep you up by his or her snoring? You don’t have to live with this!
Snoring is caused by the obstruction of airways when the muscles and soft tissue in the mouth and throat relax during sleep. The restricted air way increases the velocity of air coming through as you breathe, which causes the sound. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that 7 out of 10 patients we see can prevent snoring with a simple intraoral device called a snore guard. A snore guard changes the position of your jaw and opens up the airways so you can breathe more freely at night. A custom snore guard made by Parkview Dental is light, comfortable and doesn’t interfere with breathing through your mouth.
P.S. Please know that snoring can be a symptom of a severe medical problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If this condition is left untreated, it may be the cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and occasionally heart attack and stroke. These conditions can be life threatening, yet dental and medical treatments are available to solve them. If you snore, consult with our office for accurate diagnosis of your condition.