Snoring is a very common condition problem that can prevent you from obtaining restful sleep and even lead to serious health complications. The dentists at Scottsdale Smile Center offer custom-made snore guards and nightguards for snoring, teeth grinding, and symptoms of sleep apnea that are designed to help you get a healthier, more peaceful night’s sleep.
While you sleep, the soft palate in your mouth will vibrate if air intake is restricted or obstructed. This narrowing of the airway causes the air to move faster and the walls of the throat to rattle, ultimately resulting in what we know as snoring. Snoring is often a byproduct of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that can cause oxygen depletion to the blood and the brain. Breathing pauses of up to 10 seconds or more can be caused by sleep apnea. These conditions can lead to increased risks to your health, as well as chronic sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, and even a greater chance of sudden cardiac death.