Do you snore? If so, you or your partner may not be resting as well as you could be. Snoring causes you to lose sleep, which can lead to you frequently feeling tired and irritated. You’re also more likely to wake up with headaches and a dry mouth. Our Dunwoody dentist may recommend trying a mouthpiece to help prevent you from snoring and improve your quality of sleep.
A snoring mouthpiece is different from the gear an athlete wears, or the guard a person who clenched their teeth needs. A standard snoring mouthpiece consists of two trays, one covers your top teeth while the lower covers your bottom teeth. The pieces are connected with a strap on both sides of your mouth. In some mouthpiece designs, these straps come in different lengths and tensions to help provide you with the best fit. The purpose of the straps is to pull your lower jaw forward, which opens your airway allowing you to breath better and preventing you from snoring.
How To Get A Snoring Mouthpiece
Snoring mouthpieces are only suitable for people who snore or have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. If you’re interested in getting a snoring appliance, speak with our Dunwoody dentist first. You may be required to have a sleep study done to determine the intensity of your condition. Some of these tests can be performed in your own home!
If we determine that this device can help you, then Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will get the appropriate impressions or digital scans of your mouth which will be used to create your snoring appliance.
Don’t struggle with a poor night’s sleep any longer. Give us a call today. We look forward to meeting you!