Snoring happens when the airflow from your mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues at the back of your throat vibrate when you sleep. This usually happens when your tongue or jaw drop back into the throat, restricting the air passage. Loud snoring can make it difficult for you and your partner to sleep soundly. Do you or your partner have a snoring problem? A snore guard may be right for you!
A snore guard is a small intraoral device only used while sleeping. Snore guards help prevent the jaw and tongue from dropping back towards the throat, therefore preventing air passage restriction. If the airway is open during sleep, snoring is greatly reduced.
Our dentist professionally fits the snore guard to your mouth for the best fit and comfort possible. The snore guard has an inner lining that softens when heated during the fitting process. Because it is custom fitted, the snore guard will fit comfortably as it keeps the jaw in a forward position. Snore guards are an effective, comfortable solution to treat snoring in Rego Park, New York.
With Dr. Eftihia Thomopoulos’s help, you can get the snore-free, restful night’s sleep you need. Call our office today with questions or to schedule an appointment!