If you or someone in your family snores or has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a solution may be as simple as a visit to the dentist.

Mild to moderate sleep apnea goes undiagnosed for many sufferers. Snoring is a sleep apnea symptom, and whether or not your physician has made a diagnoses, you may want to discuss trying an appliance to fix your snoring problem with your dentist.

Your dentist can customize a comfortable oral appliance designed to help keep your airway open while you sleep. These appliances are now frequently recommended for people looking to fix a snoring problem or who have mild-moderate sleep apnea. They are also used in conjunction with other assistive breathing devices in more severe cases.

snore_guardTwo kinds of oral appliances: One style of appliance moves the jaw forward, while another helps control the tongue.

In severe cases, your dentist or physician may recommend a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device or surgery. For those who can not adjust to the CPAP, an appliance may still be a good alternative for improving airflow during sleep.

At Viva Dental Studio, we have experience with patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. So why spend another night snoring when a solution could just be as simple as a phone call to us here at Viva Dental Studio? Call us now for a free consultation.