Anti Snoring Devices: What Works And Doesn’t Work?

by | Jul 11, 2017 | Dental Products

As snoring is such a widespread problem, it is no wonder there are so many options for anti snoring devices in Thornhill. Unfortunately, many of these devices have never been medically tested and can be expensive.

What Doesn’t Work

There is little to no evidence that pills, sprays, and herbal remedies do anything to reduce snoring. Some treatments can even be harmful, especially devices that prevent deep sleep, as this can lead to excessive tiredness.

What Works

A better option than buying the latest over-the-counter device is to ask your dentist for a snoring mouthpiece in Thornhill.

1. Oral appliances

Dentist-approved oral appliances come in two forms: a mandibular advancement device pushes your lower jaw forward, whereas a tongue retaining device pulls your tongue forward. Most people prefer the first of the two options, as it tends to be more comfortable. Both are good options for people who need to travel, as the devices are portable and easy to clean.

2. Continuous positive airway pressure therapy

If your dentist diagnoses you with sleep apnea, you will likely require continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This involves the use of a CPAP machine with a custom-fit dental device to maintain air pressure in your nose and keep airways open.

If you need to know which options work for you, visit your dentist at a Thornhill dental clinic. Your dentist will decide what is right for you by carrying out an oral examination to check your teeth, tongue, and airway. Then, he or she will make an impression of your mouth and send it to a dental lab to create the device you need. When the device is ready, you will return to the clinic for a fitting. Your dentist will make adjustments to ensure the device is as comfortable and effective as possible. You may need to return to your dental centre at a later date to report on the efficacy of the treatment.

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