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Snoring Prevention in Issaquah, WA

Our Issaquah, WA dentist uses snoring prevention to help enhance your dental experience

Although the characteristic sound of snoring may elicit a few chuckles, it’s no laughing matter. Snoring affects many, and is a potential indicator of serious health concerns. Health officials estimate that over 80 million people in North America snore during regular sleep, negatively impacting their quality of sleep, as well as that of their family members. Thankfully, there are numerous treatments available to correct chronic snoring.

What causes snoring?

Several factors can be identified as the causes of snoring. Snoring is ordinarily caused by the relaxation of muscles and soft tissues in the mouth and throat, constricting the airway. This resultant decrease in space requires more effort to force each breath in and out, increasing the air pressure. As this forced air passes over the loose tissues in the mouth and throat, it creates excess vibration, resulting in the peculiar snoring sound. Some other causes of snoring include:

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Sedatives and other sleep aids/depressants
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Excessive body mass/obesity

What is a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)?

If your nights are punctuated by snoring, then a mandibular advancement device (MAD) may the solution that fits the bill! What is a MAD, you may ask? It is a dental device specially designed to gently support your lower jaw, or mandible, into a forward position, thereby increasing the space in the airway passage. You will be able to breathe better so you and your loved ones can finally get a restful night’s sleep. Other dental appliances also prevent the tongue from rolling onto the back of the mouth, obstructing your windpipe. Your dentist will individually assess whether these special appliances are the most suitable for your particular situation.

Is the MAD comfortable?

The answer is quite simple — YES! A mandibular advancement device is intended to be comfortable for the user, so much so that you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it when you’re asleep. It does not restrict open-mouth breathing, and will be of even greater benefit for those whose snoring is a result of allergies and sinus congestion. During the first few mornings after installing the device, a slight degree of stiffness in your jaw may be experienced, but this feeling quickly fades once you awaken and remove the device.

Please contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff to learn more about mandibular advancement devices, and schedule a consultation.

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