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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 symptoms, your dentist, Dr. Christopher M. Spelman, can prescribe a quality snore guard.

Boil-and-bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material that softens when heated. Once the material is soft, you take it out of the water, give it a moment to cool and bite down hard on it until the material cools and hardens.

The custom fit helps the snore guard hold your mouth in the ideal position for improved passage of air and a good night’s rest.

Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the snore guard. Then, dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and inspect it for any signs of wear and tear.

If you suffer from sleep apnea symptoms, you should call Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC at 609-466-1332 to see if a boil-and-bite snore guard in Hopewell, New Jersey, can restore your quality of sleep.