As a DFW family dentist office, we treat many patients seeking dental snoring solutions. You don’t need to be embarrassed if you snore; it is a very common problem — for both men and women — and we can probably help you, so please feel free to give us a call.
Why Dental Snoring Prevention and Treatment Can Be Important
Snoring can be a problem for the people around you. It might keep your spouse or partner up at night and force them to sleep in a different room. It may disturb other members of your household, and it can be embarrassing when sharing sleeping quarters with others. These are all very good reasons to investigate solutions for dental snoring, but the most important reason is for your own health.
Snoring Can Be A Serious Health Risk
In recent years we have learned that snoring is far more than just an annoyance, it is actually a condition that can pose some serious health risks. Snoring is often accompanied by sleep apnea — a condition in which the sleeping person actually stops breathing for moments at a time. Sleep apnea — also called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA — is not to be taken lightly. It has been associated with both heart attack and stroke, both of which can be fatal. OSA is also a major cause of drowsy driving, which can be as dangerous as drunk driving.
Can Snoring Can Be Fatal?
Click here to read this comprehensive Article about Dental Snoring that answers this question and clearly illustrates why snoring is a health condition that should not be ignored. If you are interested in learning more about the options for dental snoring solutions in the DFW area, please call our DFW dental office and we will be more than happy to speak with you and answer your questions and concerns. We highly recommend this excellent Snoring Checklist, Taking just a few minutes with this checklist could literally save your life or the life of someone you love. Dentists whose practices include snoring prevention in DFW –and throughout the country –are paying increased attention to snoring and its health risks. Here are two interesting article about obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and dental practices.
Dental Snoring Treatment in DFW, Irving, Dallas and Grand Prairie
Even if your snoring problem is not related to a serious condition, if it is something that bothers you or your loved one, that is reason enough to give us a call. Dr. Debra Seznik is a warm and caring DFW dentist who will be happy to talk with you about your symptoms, and review various dental snoring prevention options and solutions with you.
Currently, our snoring prevention treatment of choice is the TAP anti-snoring appliance, which treats snoring and sleep apnea. While Snore Guard and other devices can be quite effective for snoring prevention, the advantage of the TAP is that it effectively treats snoring without negatively impacting the shape, structure or function of the jaw itself (the temporomandibular joint) or negatively affecting the way the teeth hit in the back molar region.
Many snoring appliances on the market today succeed in opening airways to allow for proper night breathing, but, when used night after night, they begin to affect the jaw and the bite. A 3rd generation Dallas dentist, Keith Thorton invented the TAP appliance over 18 years ago. He has multiple patients on his snoring appliance and is continually improving the appliance. The beauty of the TAP is that it effectively opens the airways to prevent obstructed breathing and the appliance has now been modified to properly support the jaw at the same time.
For more information on TAP and how TAP works, please visit these links. You can also learn more about sleep apnea on the AMI website.
Or you can simply call our DFW dentist office to discuss options for dental snoring prevention. We are always happy to talk with you and answer any questions you have. There’s no need to keep suffering with snoring or to put your health at risk. Why not give us a call to explore dental snoring solutions today?