Every night millions of Americans struggle with snoring and breathing interruption issues resulting from untreated sleep apnea. Fortunately, there are a wide range of methods to help treat these symptoms and restore quality sleep and quality of life. To find the treatment that is best for you, the severity of your sleep apnea will need to be accurately diagnosed.
If you suffer from severe sleep apnea, you might need to use a CPAP machine to effectively treat your breathing interruption issues. If you only suffer from minor-to-moderate sleep apnea, your dentist, Dr. Chase Bennett, can prescribe a quality snore guard.
Tongue-stabilizing snore guards don’t attach to the teeth in any way. This makes them ideal for denture wearers with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. The snore guard helps hold your tongue and soft palate in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by brushing it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you are a denture wearer suffering from sleep apnea in Arvada, Colorado, you should call Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado at 303.421.2696 to see if a tongue-stabilizing snore guard is right for you.