Snore Mouthguard: Does It Really Work?

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Snoring mouthguards are known to be most effective than any other type of device or oral appliance designed to curb or eliminate snoring. These mouthguards are specially designed by dentists to control the positioning and architecture of the mouth while sleeping. Research has shown a marked decrease in snoring when a properly fitted snoring mouthguard is used.

Why Snoring Mouthguards?

The idea of an oral appliance in the mouth while sleeping sounds uncomfortable, right? But many chronic and loud snorers have found significant relief from using snoring mouthguards. These devices are designed to counteract the natural tendency of the mouth to stay open or the tongue to slide back to the back of the mouth while sleeping. Breathing from the mouth or a constricted airway can cause or worsen snoring – an anti snoring device helps to control these conditions and eliminate snoring.

So They Always Work?

Snoring mouthguards will work effectively in most cases where the cause of snoring is a relaxed jaw or tongue which slides to the back of the mouth and blocks the airway. However, if snoring is caused due to other conditions like being over-weight, alcoholic or sleeping on your back, then you probably need to make changes in your lifestyle and routine to cure snoring. Using a snoring mouthguard alone will not help if you continue gaining weight or consuming alcohol. In fact, you might not need to use any oral appliances at all if you try to cure the snoring condition through home remedies first.

Why Should I Go to a Dentist to Get a Snoring Mouthguard?

Everybody has a different architecture of the mouth – a one-size-fits-all snoring mouthguard might not help you fix the problem. Instead, if it doesn’t fit properly in your mouth, it can cause severe discomfort and facial pain.

A custom-made oral appliance from a dentist or orthodontist will be designed according to the anatomy of your mouth. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth, make moulds and pour a hard-setting resin over it to make the custom-fitting oral appliance. This device will not only fit perfectly in your mouth, it will effectively last longer without the need to change it frequently.

With an overwhelming amount of options available in the market, it can difficult to choose which snoring mouthguard will work best for you. Therefore, it is best to consult a specialist, like those at the Sydney Centre for TMJ and Sleep Therapy, who can assess your snoring condition and recommend a treatment plan accordingly.

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