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It’s estimated by the National Sleep Foundation that roughly 40-million Americans struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. While chronic snoring and breathing interruption can certainly lead to poor quality sleep, unaddressed sleep apnea could to complications associated with high blood pressure, as well as an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Symptom abatement needs to start with a professional diagnosis from a trained physician. Once the severity of your problem has been accurately diagnosed they can help you understand your treatment options.

Individuals struggling with moderate sleep apnea symptom can often find symptom relief by sleeping with prescription snore guard available through our orthodontist. There are several different types and designs available at Hennes Orthodontics. Each is designed to help maintain the correct position of the soft palate for the clear passage of air.

A tongue stabilizing device doesn’t need to attach to your teeth which makes them a preferred option for denture users.

There are several variations of the mandibular advance device. Most attach to the teeth and hinge together in some fashion. They are specifically designed to hold your mouth and soft palate in the ideal position to allow easy passage of air.

Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material. When placed in warm water the snore guard becomes soft and pliable. You can then bite down on it firmly and it will conform to the unique shape of your teeth before it hardens.

If you live in the Vista, California, area and you have been diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea, you should call (760) 598.1707 to explore the snore guard options offered by Dr. Jerrold Hennes.