Mouth-guards come in many forms and are used for a variety of purposes. Adolescents and adults who participate in contact sports or highly competitive events need the protection that a custom fitted mouth-guard can provide. Statistics have shown us that over half of the dental injuries to participants in youth sports games could have been avoided with the addition of a professionally designed mouth-guard.
The favored treatment for sleep apnea, a serious disease that affects a large part of the adult population in this country has been the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. It operates by increasing the pressure of the airflow through a hose that is attached to a mask that fits over the nose or the nose and the mouth. The treatment itself is most effective but the problem is that so many patients find it hard to adjust to the apparatus.
Since the incidence of rejection has been so high for the use of CPAP professionals have turned to the dental community for other alternatives. The industry has responded with the introduction of dental sleep oral appliances, mouth-guards, that can be made to specifically fit the individual and allow him to get a safe and comfortable night’s sleep once again.
Snoring is symptomatic of a sleeping disorder. Not only can the affliction disrupt the sleep pattern of the habitual snorer but it can also have an adverse affect on his sleep partner. Wearing a nighttime mouth guard has proven to be an effective deterrent.
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