Are you a snorer? Do you wake your partner and/or children up when you sleep? At Mooney Family Dental of Leon Springs, we have a dental solution to help you minimize or eliminate this troublesome and potentially dangerous habit.
Causes of Snoring
You’re probably aware that the snoring noise is made when the tissues of the throat vibrate as you breathe in and out. But let’s take a closer look at the factors behind the noise.
- Age is one factor in some snoring cases. Throat muscles can weaken with age, gradually increasing obstruction.
- Recurring allergy problems can induce snoring with nasal blockages.
- Genetic or physical challenges, such as a deviated septum, misaligned jaw, or soft palate dysfunction can lead to snoring.
- Lifestyle causes may be the culprit. You may simply need to change a habit or your sleeping position.
Snoring not only results in poor sleep, fatigue and low energy, but has also been linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and hypertension. Snoring is also a major indicator for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a potentially dangerous condition in which people stop breathing for short periods throughout the night.
Snoring Treatments from Your Dentist
Dr. Mooney will conduct a thorough assessment of your sleeping and lifestyle habits at our Leon Springs Dental Center. Typically treatment will involve the use of oral appliances such as Slient Nite.
Silent Nite sl is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a for- ward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. The forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist’s model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing. This snoring treatment can improve circulation and health, as more oxygen is able to get into your lungs.
For snoring solutions in Leon Springs, visit Mooney Family Dental. Contact us today to schedule a personal snoring treatment consultation.