Snoring Prevention

Resolve Snoring Problems with Dr. J Dental

Snoring is a common issue for millions around the country, and it can also be a sign of a health problem. With over 80 million people in North America experiencing snoring problems, finding a solution is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, there is now a way to treat chronic snoring problems.

What is the Cause of Snoring?

In most cases, snoring is the result of the relaxing of the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, which makes the airway passage smaller. The restriction of space in the airway makes it more difficult for the person to breath. When air does get through the airway, it moves over the soft tissue and the throat, which then causes the vibration responsible for the snoring sound.

Further causes of snoring include:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • The use of sleep aids
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Mandibular Advancement Device

Those seeking an effective solution to their snoring issue may find that the mandibular advancement device (MAD) is the ideal response. MAD is an expert-designed dental device worn overnight to help keep the lower jaw in a forward position. This increases the space between the airway passage and helps the person breathe more easily.

MADs are constructed from plastic and work to prevent the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway. Some devices also work by stopping the tongue from falling back over the person’s windpipe. Your dentist can help you to decide which MAD system is best for your unique snoring issues.

Are MADs Comfortable?

It’s one of the most common questions we receive. Yes, MADs are made to be worn comfortably so that you can sleep without noticing you are wearing the device. It won’t prevent you from breathing with your mouth open, and can even help to eliminate snoring in patients with sinus congestion and allergies. Some patients experience jaw stiffness after wearing their MAD, but this sensation will subside in a short time.

To discover more about mandibular advancement devices and their benefits, contact our trusted team today. Call us now to schedule your consultation!