The National Sleep Foundation stated that just over 18 million people struggle with sleep apnea in some form. The breathing interruptions and excessive snoring issues frequently result in poor quality of sleep. On a chronic basis, sleep apnea can even have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. In recent years, treatment options for sleep apnea have continued to evolve.
To have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed, you need to see your primary physician because the severity of your sleep apnea will directly dictate the most effective treatment option. This often involves a sleep study to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. If you have severe sleep apnea issues, you might need to sleep with CPAP machine. If you are diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Christopher M. Spelman might prescribe a nightly snore guard.
Mandibular advancement device snore guards come in a variety of designs. Most attach to the teeth and hinge together. These snore guards are designed to hold your mouth and soft palate in the ideal position to allow an easy passage of air, thus reducing snoring problems.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under water and brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Be sure to thoroughly brush the hinges. If it needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.
Once you are done rinsing and brushing, you should dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you are struggling to deal with your sleep apnea symptoms, you should call Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC at 609-466-1332 to explore your snore guard solutions in Hopewell, New Jersey.