The National Sleep Foundation estimates that over 18 million adults struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. Breathing interruption and snoring lead to sleep disruption and other potential medical complications.
Research and treatment strategies for sleep apnea continue to grow and there are now several different treatment options available. It’s best to have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. People with severe sleep apnea require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to maintain quality sleep.
One of the more common options for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea involves wearing an oral appliance when you go to bed at night. Here at Coyle Dentistry, we can help you find the right oral appliance for you.
A tongue-stabilizing appliance is a type of oral appliance that is preferred by many denture wearers because the unit doesn’t attach to your teeth. The oral appliance holds your tongue and soft palate in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the oral appliance each morning by brushing it with denture polish. This will remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to wash away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the appliance with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore oral appliance therapy, you should call Coyle Dentistry at 973-966-6555 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Dennis Coyle.