What if you and your loved ones were able to sleep more soundly, breathe more easily, and awaken more refreshed? For those who snore or have a partner who snores, this may seem like an impossibility. But thanks to the latest dental advances, it is now a reality. SilentNite® Snore guards are now offered by Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates.
What causes snoring?
During sleep, the breathing airway is made smaller due to relaxed muscles and soft tissues in the throat. This increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing, and with this increase comes vibration from the soft tissues and the uvula. This vibration produces the snoring sound. Additional factors like being overweight, consuming large amounts of alcohol, and using sedatives have been shown to increase snoring.
How does the SilentNite® prevent snoring?
The SilentNite® snore guard gently positions the lower jaw into a forward position via special connectors that are attached to a custom-made, transparent mouthpiece. This flexible mouth piece is designed for maximum comfort and has a soft inner layer. With your lower jaw slightly forward, the airway stays open and prevents the soft tissue vibrations which cause snoring. Even when nasal passages are congested, the SilentNite® snore guard prevents snoring and facilitates easier breathing. It has also been proven effective in cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Clinical research studies show that these dentist-prescribed mouthpieces have exhibited initial snoring prevention success rates between 70-100 percent. Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates today to find out how you and your loved ones can sleep better with SilentNite® snore guards.