22 Dec How to End Snoring
Can our Yuba City dental office really help end snoring and reduce the incidence of sleep apnea? The dentists at the Yuba City Dentistry Group do it often and solving sleep apnea is easier than you may think!
Solving Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder that restricts breathing during sleep. As a result, it dangerously lowers blood oxygen levels. Some patients experience sleep apnea because they have a small oral cavity and our dentists correct this by using orthodontics or custom oral appliances. This technique uses the human body’s natural growth processes to greatly improve airflow by reshaping the patient’s mouth. Our dentist at the Yuba City Dentistry Group says:
“By expanding the arches in the mouth, we can increase the width of the floor of the nose [the hard palate] and…increase the volume of the upper airway. We know from fluid mechanics that as volume increases, resistance decreases. If airway resistance decreases, it’s easier to breathe, with less snoring, less holding of the breath, and more oxygen saturation. Therefore, forced air [via CPAP] may not be needed.”
If you suffer from sleep apnea, imagine that — no need to be attached to a noisy machine while you are trying to sleep!
OAT for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is an effective and non-invasive treatment option for patients and their partners looking for relief from snoring and sleep apnea. Patients who use an oral appliance generally experience instant results with no discomfort! A visit to our Yuba City sleep apnea experts helps our patients understand their options to determine which therapy method and appliance system is right for them.
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy
Patients like OAT because it is:
- Easy to wear
- Quiet — no machines here!
- Portable — no batteries required either!
Feel healthier by finding the root cause of your snoring or sleep apnea. Then, by using an oral appliance or orthodontics, you can find relief and get better sleep. Contact the Yuba City Dentistry Group for help with your sleep quality today!