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Snoring is a common side effect of sleep apnea. To effectively explore your treatment options, you should have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed. People that suffer from severe sleep apnea often need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep

If you are only diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may find relief by using a prescription snore guard when you sleep.

There are several different styles of mandibular advancement device snore guards. Most to the teeth and hinge together. This keeps your mouth a comfortable posture that maximizes the passage of air and to reduce snoring. Since they are designed for comfort, they allow you to get the quality night’s sleep you need to be at your very best the next day.

The process of cleaning a mandibular advancement device starts by rinsing it each morning with lukewarm water. You should then brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. Make sure you brush around the hinges to remove plaque and bacteria. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.

If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at 907-562-2284 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.