Sleep apnea is a serious breathing condition afflicting the sleep quality of millions of Americans. Two of the most common symptoms include issues with snoring and breathing interruption while sleeping. In some cases a prescription snore guard mouthpiece can improve these symptoms and give you back the quality sleep you need to be at your very best.
It’s important to note that before exploring your treatment options you should have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. If it happens that you suffer from severe sleep apnea it will likely require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to mitigate your symptoms. However, mild to moderate sleep apnea can often be treated by a prescription snore guard from Dr. Kirby Nelson.
Mandibular advancement snore guards come in several styles and designs. Many of the popular snore guards 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 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.
After rinsing and brushing you should dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, you should call Dr. Kirby Nelson at 425-888-1896 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.