Sleep apnea symptoms, such as snoring and breathing interruption, can have a significant negative impact on your sleep and quality of life. There are several different options available to help those who have sleep apnea. It’s important to have the severity of your sleep apnea professionally diagnosed to ensure you employ the treatment that will work best for you.
If you suffer from severe sleep apnea in Chula Vista, California, your physician might recommend sleeping with a CPAP mask. If you only suffer from minor-to-moderate sleep apnea, your dentist, Dr. Derek M. Lichter, can help you find a snore guard.
Tongue stabilizing sleep guards are ideal for denture wearers because they don’t need to attach to your teeth. The snore guard helps hold your tongue and soft palate in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
The snore guard needs to be cleaned each morning. You can brush it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you have mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, you should call 619.422.5317 to schedule an appointment at Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc..