The snoring and breathing interruption caused by sleep apnea can prove detrimental to the quality of your sleep. As time goes on, the stress applied to your circulatory system can have a significant impact on your overall medical health. This can increase your chances of suffering from heart disease, stroke, and other medical conditions.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea you might find significant symptom relief from a prescription snore guard provided by Dr. Anthony Shaia. There are several different designs available. This includes tongue stabilizing devices, mandibular advancement devices, as well as boil-and-bite units that conform to the unique shape of your mouth.
Wearing the snore guard in your mouth each night will improve the passage or air and reduce sleep apnea symptoms. Each morning you will need to clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under water and brushing it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
If the unit has hinges be sure to brush them thoroughly to free any trapped plaque. If your snore guard need further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.
If you live in the Parma Heights, Ohio, area and you’ve been struggling with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 440-884-9898 to explore your snore guard options offered. Shaia Dental Care strives to provide the best care for you, your mouth and your overall health, so let our dental professionals assist you today!