Snore Guards

Snore Guards

Posted by Signature Smiles & Designing Smiles on Mar 16 2022, 05:33 AM

Signature Smiles recommends a snoring mouthpiece as the most popular type of remedy for your snoring problems. Snoring at night isn't usually something we notice until our companion mentions it. It can be quite embarrassing for some people to realize that their loud snoring has been keeping their partner awake. If this is an issue for you, a snoring mouth guard may be the solution. 

What Is Snoring, and What Causes It?

When someone snores, you can hear turbulence and resistance in that person's upper airway. Many people believe that snoring is caused by a blocked nose, however, this is not the case. Snoring is caused by a blockage in the person's airway rather than a blockage in the nose. The back of the throat muscles relaxes, obstructing the airway. These muscles assist in the support of structures such as the tongue, uvula, soft palate, and tonsils. Snoring will occur if they become constrained as a person sleeps.

What Are Snore Guards?

A snore guard is a type of mouthguard that can assist reduce snoring. Snoring is not the sound of air passing via the nose. It is the sound of air becoming confined further back in your airway, behind your tongue. Snoring is caused by the soft tissues of your throat vibrating against each other. Snore guards keep your jaw aligned and forward, allowing more air to pass into your throat and avoiding snoring.

How Do Snore Guards Function?

Mouthguards operate by pushing the jaw forward, increasing the size of the upper airway and so minimizing the air resistance that causes snoring and sleep apnea.

These oral appliances are typically used as an alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea oral surgery. Sleep apnea mouth guards are frequently used as anti-snoring devices, and they are typically used in conjunction with weight loss for overweight individuals to minimize airway turbulence and prevent snoring.

Benefits of Snore Guards

  • They can help if you suffer from sleep apnea, which causes difficulty breathing during the night.
  • Snore guards protect the tissues of your neck and soft palate.
  • They relax the muscles in your throat, making it easier to breathe while sleeping.
  • They lower the risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack as a result of disrupted sleep.
  • They do not obstruct the normal mobility of your tongue or jaw while you sleep.

Signature Smiles is located in Louisville, KY, and Frankfort, KY. Call us at (502) 326-1800 or (502) 226-1900 to schedule an appointment to learn more about our dental treatments.

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