Dental Snoring Appliances in SE Calgary

At Progressive Dental in South East (SE) Calgary, we can help improve your sleeping and breathing patterns with dental snoring appliances.

What Causes Snoring?

As you fall asleep, muscles in your mouth, tongue, and throat relax. Snoring occurs when tissues in your throat fall into a deeply relaxed state, blocking and preventing air from flowing freely. This causes a vibration, which increases as the airway gets narrower.

Snoring can be caused by various factors, such as:

  • Excess weight: Extra tissues at the throat and elongated uvula can narrow your airway. The narrower the airway, the harder it is for the air to pass through, and the louder the snoring becomesl. Snoring is not only a concern for those who are overweight. Extra fat around your neck or throat can also make you more susceptible to snoring.
  • Alcohol intake: Alcohol causes throat muscles to relax. Over-relaxation can contribute to snoring.
  • Nasal congestion: Nasal problems can trigger snoring due to blocked passageways. Inhaling and breathing become more difficult.
  • Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition where throat tissues block the airway. This causes loud snoring and breathing pauses. The breathing pauses can happen several times overnight, causing you to wake from sleep repeatedly, and preventing you from enjoying a deep sleep.

Sleep Apnea Appliance

A custom snoring appliance works by realigning your lower jaw and preventing your soft palate from closing the throat.

As a result, air gets to flow in and out more freely.

Contact Progressive Dental today if you or a loved one experiences excessive snoring, and to see if a dental snoring appliance is right for you.

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