Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment in Trinity & Palm Harbor
Does your snoring keep your partner up at night? Do you wake up at times throughout the night when your snoring stops you from breathing? At Prestige Dentistry, we can help you stop snoring!
Risk Factors of Snoring
Many factors contribute to snoring, including:
- Narrow airways, enlarged tonsils, or other physical conditions.
- Nasal problems like chronic nasal congestion.
- Tobacco, alcohol, or sedative use.
- Age over 40.
- Family members that passed on their genetics.
Snoring isn’t just loud and disruptive; it can also be a symptom of a more serious problem like sleep apnea. Snoring also leads to dry mouth, halitosis, and tooth decay, among other problems.
Hate Your CPAP?
Does your CPAP machine bother you at night or make it difficult to sleep? If you can’t sleep with CPAP, Prestige Dentistry has another option for you. Using a flexible, custom-made oral appliance can help you sleep without discomfort or complications.
Not only can CPAP noise keep you up at night, but other issues can occur, such as:
- Dry mouth.
- Irritation of skin and membranes.
- Congestion and nosebleeds.
- Minor changes in facial structure.
- Bloating in the stomach and other digestive issues like heartburn and excessive gas.
- Inconvenience, especially when traveling.
Did you know that a CPAP can also change your facial structure? We understand the importance of looking your best, which is why we offer an oral appliance alternative. Instead of trying to fit your face into a mask, we fit the appliance to you for a more comfortable, pleasant sleeping experience. If you find yourself lying awake at night with CPAP problems of your own, we can help!
Sleep Better With An Oral Appliance
Our dentist can give you a detailed diagnosis of the reason for your sleep apnea. Many of our patients benefit from our oral appliances, which are flexible and designed specifically to fit your mouth for ultimate comfort. The device fits right inside your mouth — no wires, hoses, or masks attached.
With a CPAP, you can’t do much once you put the mask on at night. You and your partner may feel isolated, too. With a dental mouthpiece, we can help you breathe better while returning to a less encumbered lifestyle.
Our mouthpieces are similar to sports guards, and are designed to keep your airways open through the night. The snug fit keeps the guard from shifting or sliding, and you won’t need to plug anything in or endure any unnecessary noise.
How We Treat Snoring
When you visit our office, we give you an exam to determine the exact cause of your snoring, so we can find out the best way to help you. Our most common treatment for snoring is the use of an oral device, or snoring mouthpiece, to provide a larger space in the throat and allow better breathing at night.
A snoring guard is like a sports mouthguard but made with your comfort in mind. The mouthpiece is designed to wear at night while you sleep and works by gently holding the lower jaw forward. Not only does the guard mouthpiece stop you from snoring, but it can also be an effective sleep apnea treatment for some people.
Some of the reasons our patients like our snoring guards are:
- Wear With Comfort: When you visit our office, we custom-design the mouthguard just for you. You’ll be able to sleep without the appliance keeping you up at night.
- Sleep Soundly: Our patients often notice immediate results with our effective snoring guards. You and your partner can sleep without interruptions from loud snores.
- Easy and Convenient: You can take your appliance anywhere! Whether sleeping at a hotel or at home, the small device is portable and can be easily cleaned with a cleansing solution.
Remember, a poor night’s sleep can impair your mental function, promote weight gain, zap your energy, and lower your oxygen levels. We understand you already lead a busy life, and we want you to have the best sleep possible so you can get through your day with the energy you need.
Contact Us to Stop Snoring Today!
Are you worried that snoring is affecting your lifestyle, or that it may be a sign of sleep apnea? Or perhaps you are ready to trade your CPAP problems for the convenience of an oral appliance you can take anywhere? Give us a call today, and we can help you sleep better with one of our snore guards!