Snoring is not just a nuisance to the snorer and their family members, it affects over 80 million North Americans and can be indicative of underlying health issues.

Understanding Snoring Causes

The main cause of snoring is the narrowing of the airway due to relaxed throat and mouth muscles, resulting in air struggling to pass through and vibrating against the soft tissues, producing the snoring sound. Factors contributing to snoring include overweight, alcohol, sedatives, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

What is a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)?

For chronic snorers, a mandibular advancement device can be the key to a better night’s rest. This dental device keeps the lower jaw forward, widening the airway to facilitate smoother breathing and reduce or eliminate snoring. It can also prevent the tongue from blocking the windpipe.

For more information or to explore whether a MAD is suitable for you, schedule a consultation with our office.

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