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Snoring is a common problem that affects many American bedrooms. However, snoring and breathing interruption that results from sleep apnea can be a very serious problem with serious complications.

Fortunately, there are several different treatment options available to help address snoring problems. Before trying a particular treatment option, you should talk to your physician and have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. Individuals who suffer from a severe case of sleep apnea often require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to remedy snoring and breathing-interruption issues.

If you have mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, you might find relief by using a snore guard when you go to bed at night. It’s worth noting that all snore guards need to be prescribed by a physician or an oral healthcare professional. So, you will need to schedule an appointment with your Creekside Dental Ellensburg dentist to try one.

Mandibular advancement snore guards come in several styles and designs. Many of the popular snore guards attach to the teeth and hinge together. These snore guards are designed to hold your mouth and soft palate in the ideal position, allowing an easy passage of air and reducing snoring problems.

Each morning, you should clean and sterilize the snore guard by rinsing it under water and brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Be sure to thoroughly brush the hinges. If it needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.

After rinsing and brushing, you should dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.

If you would like to explore your snore guard options in Ellensburg, Washington, you should call Creekside Dental Ellensburg at 509-933-4800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Forrest Packard.