Excessive snoring and breathing interruptions from sleep apnea often results in poor sleep quality and can even have a negative impact on your quality of life. In recent years, sleep apnea treatment options have improved. While people with severe sleep apnea might need to sleep with a CPAP machine, people with mild to moderate sleep apnea might find relief from wear a snore guard when they go to bed.
By law a quality snore guard must be prescribed by a physician, orthodontist or another oral healthcare professional. It’s important to have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed to make sure you are using the most effective treatment options available to you.
Tongue stabilizing snore guards don’t attach to the teeth in anyway. This makes them ideal for denture wearers with mild to moderate sleep apnea. The snore guard helps to hold your tongue and soft palette in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by brushing it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you’ve been struggling with sleep apnea and are interested in trying a tongue stabilizing snore guard, we invite you to call Dr. Christopher Liang’s office in College Park, Maryland at 301-841-9348 to explore your treatment options.