The short answer: Yes! But first, some background on what causes snoring.
In most instances, snoring occurs when the muscles throughout your mouth, tongue and throat relax during sleep. This relaxation is a normal and restorative part of the sleep process, but when these muscles over-relax, airway constriction takes place, causing the unpleasant breathing sounds that keep us or our partners awake at night.
Numerous factors can contribute to this over-relaxation. For instance, simple anatomy can be the culprit. Or the cause might stem from conditions like sleep apnea, obesity, and allergies. Lifestyle choices also play a significant role. Sedatives like alcohol can lead to over-relaxation, while smoking can cause permanent restriction of airways.
The consequences of snoring are often frustrating. Interrupted sleep for you and your partner can lead to irritability, headaches, marital discord, reduced productivity at work, and many other problems associated with lack of sleep. Thankfully our dentists can help. Let us know about your snoring concerns, and we will create a custom-fit, comfortable mouth-guard to be worn while sleeping. Using this simple tool will eliminate your snoring and return you to healthy, restorative sleep.