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Stop Snoring with a Custom-Made Snore Guard from Bethesda Sedation Dentistry

How often have you seen snoring get played for laughs on TV or in the movies? It happens all the time, but in reality, snoring is no laughing matter. It can keep your partner from getting a full night of rest, put unnecessary strain on your relationship, and could even be a symptom of sleep apnea. Patients who struggle with sleep apnea routinely stop breathing for 10 seconds or more throughout the night, resulting in poor sleep.

Often, what the underlying cause of sleep apnea and snoring is the same: obstruction. During sleep, the tongue and lower jaw relax, blocking airways. As air struggles to pass by, that causes vibrations, resulting in that sound we’re all familiar with. If left untreated, snoring and sleep apnea can contribute to weight gain, and other health concerns, including cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.

Snoring doesn’t have to be a permanent part of your life, though. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg can treat your snoring with a snore guard. A snore guard is a custom-made oral appliance designed to reposition the tongue and lower jaw so that airways are clear and open at night.

Your path to a better sleep begins with a consultation appointment with Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg. During your visit to our Bethesda office, we’ll talk to you about your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. To make sure you end up with the oral appliance you need, we’ll take an impression of your teeth, which our lab will use to design your finished snore guard.

Don’t let snoring strain your relationship or impair your quality of sleep.Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry to schedule your consultation appointment. Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg serve patients from Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac and Washington, DC.