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How Can the Dentist Help With Snoring & Sleep Apnea?

woman covering her ears to block out husbands snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea are serious conditions that can keep you from getting the good night’s sleep you deserve, as well as increase your risk for severe complications like heart attack and stroke. At Smiles Dental, we can assist you with diagnosing sleep apnea as well as providing customized oral appliances that treat your condition. If you feel like you never get the rest you need, or if your partner is complaining about your snoring keeping them awake, we may be able to help!

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes interrupted breathing while asleep. Some people may stop breathing hundreds of times throughout the night! These interruptions can be caused by obstructions to the airway that block breathing, or because your brain is not properly signaling your body to breathe.

What Are Some Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Chronic snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea and vice versa. Other common symptoms include daytime fatigue, irritability, gasping for air while asleep, morning headaches, dry mouth, and more.

How Can the Smiles Dental Team Help with Sleep Apnea?

You may be surprised to learn that your dentist can help with snoring and sleep apnea, but it’s true! We offer customized mandibular advancement devices, an oral appliance that gently shifts the position of your jaw while you sleep in order to keep your airway open and allow you to breathe normally.

Start Getting Some Answers

We are currently offering an at-home sleep study and consultation for only $99 (a $500 value). The answers you get from your sleep study can help us devise a treatment plan that gets you the results you need for better sleep. To ask our team any questions or to schedule an appointment, call us today!

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