Signature Smiles and Designing Smiles recommend 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.
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.
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.
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.
Signature Smiles is located in Louisville, KY, and Designing Smiles is located in 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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