Sleep apnea can have several different complications and related symptoms. However, the most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. There are several treatment options available to you to resolve snoring issues. It’s a good idea to have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed before committing to any one treatment option.
If you have severe sleep apnea you will need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine. People that experience mild to moderate snoring issues as a result of sleep apnea can often find relief by using a snore guard when they sleep at night.
Mandibular advancement snore guards come in several styles and designs. The most popular snore guards attach to the teeth and hinge together, putting your mouth and soft palette in the ideal posture to allow easy breathing while you sleep. This reduces snoring issues and allows you to sleep undisturbed and wake up feeling refreshed the next morning.
Each morning you should clean the snore guard by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Then brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. When you’re brushing makes sure to pay extra attention to the area around the hinges where plaque and bacteria can hide. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call Mountain Peak Dental at 406-363-4010 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.