Snoring is more than simply an annoying habit. Besides creating broken sleep for individuals and their partners, it can also be an indicator of a much more serious medical condition called ‘sleep apnea’. 

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where a person’s breathing stops and starts while sleeping. This happens because the muscles at the back of the throat relax too much and temporarily block the airway. Pauses in breathing, or ‘apneas’, can last for a few seconds or minutes and may occur throughout the night. As you can imagine, pauses in breathing are not healthy and can result in health issues, daytime fatigue, and of course, that dreaded loud snoring.

The good news is that there are solutions available. At Carlton Dental Care we offer custom made mouth inserts that are comfortable to wear and much less intrusive than breathing machines. This ingenious dental insert is placed in your mouth at bedtime and worn all night. It works by moving your lower jaw forward so that your tongue can’t fall back into your throat. It significantly reduces snoring and/or sleep apnea in most people, and could be the ideal solution for you. 

Snore Mouth Guard and Sleep Apnea

What does this treatment include?

  • The first step is for you to come in and talk to us about the problems you are experiencing
  • We may refer you to a sleep clinic who will perform tests to understand your sleep patterns and identify any issues
  • We will provide advice on whether a dental appliance is suitable for your situation 
  • If it is a viable option, we make a mould of your teeth and jaw, and create device custom-fit to your mouth 

When do I need this?

If you or your partner snore loudly or feel excessively tired and irritable during the day, a dental device may be just the solution you have been looking for. 

What are the benefits?

Continuous, unbroken sleep

More energy throughout the day

Less noise for partners and family

A portable and easy to care for solution for snoring or sleep apnea