A Dental Guard to Treat Sleep Apnea, Snoring
MELVILLE — If you are looking for a way to treat sleep apnea and snoring, an oral appliance may be the answer, according to Dr. Barry Chase of Chase Dental Sleepcare. The tongue can either completely obstruct the airway and cause apnea or partially obstruct the airway and cause snoring, says Chase. An estimated 55 million American adults suffer from one of the two maladies and if left undiagnosed, sleep apnea can cause serious health problems. To help treat mild disorders or heavy snoring, Chase suggests using a flexible mouth guard known as an oral appliance, which is fitted to a patient's teeth. Sleep apnea patient Tony Albergo talks about how the appliance changed his life.
For more information, visit the Chase Dental Sleepcare website.
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