If you snore at night, Lifestyle Dentistry may be able to help! We are pleased to offer snoring solutions like an oral appliance, to help alleviate the physical symptoms often associated with snoring, which leaves the mouth more vulnerable to the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Your Mississauga Choice for Help with Your Snoring!
What Causes Snoring?
With the National Sleep Foundation estimating that up to half of the U.S population snores, it might seem like something too normal to be worth mentioning to a doctor, let alone a dentist. However, snoring happens when the airway is obstructed during sleep, whether by the tongue or the soft tissues in the mouth. In many cases, snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, which has a variety of negative effects on the body that range from fatigue all the way to cardiovascular problems.
What Does Snoring Have to Do with My Teeth?
A snoring habit is often paired with mouth breathing, which leaves the mouth dry and more vulnerable to the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Snoring does not always mean sleep apnea, but when it does, an oral appliance can help keep the airway open to facilitate healthier, more restful (and quieter) sleep.