Solutions for Snoring
Snoring is a problem for millions of Americans, and Dr. Heidi can help you
control it so you and your partner can get a good night's sleep.
Get a good night's sleep with a Snore Guard
Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance that you wear during sleep to help prevent snoring. People snore because their jaw and tongue drop back into the throat and close off the air pasage. You may have noticed that you or your partner snore more often when sleeping on your back. This sleep position causes the greatest chance for the tongue to block the airway and prevent you from getting the sleep you need.
Should I worry if I snore?
It is estimated that up to 50% of adults have some sort of a problem with snoring. Snoring is such a common problem that people often don't consider it something that they need to fix.
Snoring in itself isn't necessarily dangerous, but consider the effects that it can have on a person's sleep patterns. When people snore, they do not get as well-rested and this can lead to irritabiltiy and other physical peoblems. It can also lead to irritability in your partner if the snoring keeps them awake.
A smaller percentage of people suffer from Sleep Apnea, which is a condition where the person actually stops breathing for short periods of time during sleep, and then is "awakend" during the process of snoring. Snore Guards can be a solution for mild cases of sleep apnea.
The Snore Guard oral appliance must be professionally fitted by a dentist. It has a unique inner lining that is softened by heat during the fitting process. The result is a custom fitted appliance that will be comfortable for you to wear. It fits snugly over your top teeth while you sleep and is designed to prevent your tongue from dropping towards the back of your throat. This keeps the airway open and helps prevent snoring.To schedule an appointment, call us at 707-263-3030 or click here to book an appointment online.