Let’s face it, snoring isn’t fun. It drives the people around you crazy to listen to it, and it can be very dangerous to your health, including sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses while sleeping, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person.
The Sleep Apnea cycle can repeat itself 50 or more times per hour during the night. With a blocked air passage, a person does not receive enough oxygen. Both the constant awakening and oxygen deprivation can then trigger other health problems.
At The Art of Dentistry and Spa, we offer two products to help snoring become a thing of your past.
Silent Nite, is flexible, thin and comfortable, and it exhibits documented clinical success in lessening or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Silent Nite positions the lower jaw forward using special connectors that are attached to upper and lower trays. These trays are comprised of a soft inner layer with a hard outer layer that is durable and BPA-free. They are comfortable and easy to wear.
We also offer the Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP 3.
The TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) is based on the same principle as that of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The TAP holds the lower jaw forward so that it does not fall open while sleeping and cause the airway to collapse. The TAP maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.
The TAP is custom-made to prevent any change in teeth position or mouth structure. You can adjust it as needed for your own comfort.
Need help for yourself or a snoring loved one? Call us for an appointment today, and make snoring go away!