Snoring can be annoying if you are not the one actually doing the snoring. But beyond keeping your spouse or partner awake at night, snoring can also be an indicator of other problems that could have negative effects on your health. If snoring has become an issue for you or someone you love, make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Valter, to learn more about snoring prevention in Houston, Texas. To plan your visit to Bellaire Dental Group call 713-668-8383 today.
Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils or the tongue rolling back in the throat. As airway muscles relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow the upper airway and result in snoring.
To ensure that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully through the night, our dentist may recommend the Silent Nite® custom-made appliance. You wear the appliance while you sleep and it keeps your airway clear, helping you to breathe normally and ensuring that you get a healthy, restful night’s sleep. The Silent Nite appliance is crafted for your smile, lightweight, very thin and comfortable to wear.
Another customized oral appliance our dentist may recommend is the ProSomnus® Sleep and Snore Device. This device gently advances your lower jaw, keeping it in a slightly forward position to move the soft tissue away from the back of your throat, reduce snoring and allow for proper airflow. The ProSomnus device is simple to use, comfortable to wear and easy to keep clean.
Both the Silent Nite and ProSomnus oral appliances are designed to help you rest better and reduce snoring and sleep apnea so that you can enjoy better overall health. We invite you to contact our office for a consultation with our dentist to see if you could benefit from the Silent Nite and ProSomnus oral appliances.