Most people with sleep apnea struggle with snoring issues. It’s important to have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed before exploring your treatment options. Individuals with severe sleep apnea often need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep
However, if you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may find relief from snoring problems by wearing a prescription snore guard when you go to bed.
Mandibular Advancement Devices come in several styles and designs. Some people like the units that attach to the teeth and hinge together. This keeps your mouth in the ideal posture to allow passage of air and keep the soft palate in position. Since they are designed for comfort, they allow you to get the quality night’s sleep you need to be at your very best the next day.
To clean and refresh the unit, you simply rinse it each morning with lukewarm water. Then you can brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. Pay special attention to brushing around the hinges where plaque and bacteria can hide. Thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at 301-841-9348 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.