Better Health Through Better Sleep
Treat your sleep apnea without a CPAP.
Affecting as many as 90 million adults in the US, snoring is a disordered breathing that causes you to breathe out of your mouth instead of your nose. This causes dry mouth (xerostomia), which can cause or accelerate multiple oral health issues, including bad breath (halitosis), tooth decay, periodontitis, mouth sores, and infections. When left untreated, snoring can also contribute to many undesirable and harmful health consequences, including weight gain, moodiness, stress, attention problems, daytime drowsiness, and morning headaches.
Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, a serious health condition that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night while you sleep. Beyond disrupting sleep for you and your bedmate, these halts in breathing mean the cells of your brain and body are deprived of the oxygen they need to function properly. An estimated one in 15 Americans has sleep apnea, with as many as 90% of mild and moderate cases left undiagnosed. When left untreated, sleep apnea significantly increases your risk for weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, anxiety, and, in general, a lower quality of living.
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Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliances in Plano, TX
Snoring and sleep apnea appliances are portable, discreet, affordable, and don’t require surgery, which is why many patients with mild-to-moderate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms favor them over clunky CPAP machines and invasive surgical interventions. Your oral appliance will be customized to comfortably fit your mouth while you sleep and it will work to keep your airway open and free from soft tissue and tongue obstructions, so you can experience the countless benefits that a good night of sleep brings.