What are snore guards?
A snore guard is a special type of mouth guard used to prevent and treat snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring, which is caused by airway obstructions during sleep, can cause embarrassment and restless sleep, and can irritate your loved ones. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition where the soft tissues of the throat continually collapse as you sleep, causing you to stop breathing for short periods. Loud snoring is the most noticeable symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and disease. It causes daytime sleepiness and morning headaches, amongst other things.
To help prevent sleep apnea and put an end to embarrassing snoring patterns, Dr. Dennis Sacry may suggest our snore guard of choice, Silent Nite®. Silent Nite is a specialized snore guard in Whitehall, Montana that is made of a comfortable plastic and fits comfortably over your teeth. It gently pushes your lower jaw forward during sleep to help maintain an open airway as you breathe, successfully stopping snoring and sleep apnea. If you are embarrassed by snoring, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist. We look forward to treating all of your oral health needs.