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Snoring is the noise made when the airway is compromised during sleep. When you breathe normally, there is no noise. Air passes quietly through the nose and past the flexible structures in the back of the throat, such as the soft palate, uvula, tonsils and tongue. While you are awake, muscles hold the airway open. When you fall asleep, these muscles relax, but normally the airway stays open and there is no noise.
Snoring occurs when the throat structures are abnormally large and/or when during sleep the throat muscles relax enough to cause the airway to collapse and partially obstruct air flow. As the lungs try to suck and push air past these obstructions, the structures vibrate as the air rushes past, and the sound we know as snoring occurs. While snoring may be harmless, it can also be a sign of a more serious medical condition, which progresses from upper airway resistance syndrome to obstructive sleep apnea.
Snoring interrupts that restful, quiet sleep which is so important to our good health. Usually, people do not hear themselves snore, but snoring can cause disrupted sleep for both the individual that snores and their sleeping partner! This is known as “second hand snoring”. It can lead to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, which can affect the ability to function effectively at home and at work, and could lead to health problems. It is important to eliminate snoring so everyone can get a restful night’s sleep and maintain good health.
If you snore, you are not alone. Statistics indicate that approximately 40% of adults over the age of 40 snore some or all the time. That number will continue to grow, because the factors that cause snoring continue to be prevalent in our population. Normal, smooth, unobstructed breathing is a key to getting a restful night’s sleep!
Snoring is a sign that something is wrong with your breathing during sleep. Snoring is sometimes referred to as airway obstruction or obstructive sleep apnea. Apnea is the cessation of breath during sleep. Snoring and Sleep apnea increases the risk for stroke, heart attack and hypertension. With the use of custom-fitted mouth appliances, our Doctor's can hold the jaw in the proper position to keep the airway from collapsing. Whether it's you or your child that suffers from this disorder, our Doctor's may be able to help you before it leads to permanent damage or even death.
Snoring Appliances are worn in the mouth at night. They gently reposition your jaw to optimize your airway while you sleep. Snoring Appliances can be effective 90% of the time and are much less intrusive than the alternatives, surgery and the CPAP system.
It is extremely important to protect you or your child from any type of sports injury to your mouth, jaw or head. A custom made, professional sports mouth guard constructed by our team here at United Smiles of Kensington is your best option.
Sports Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of Orofacial athletic injuries and related oral disease and manifestations.
Preseason screenings and examinations are essential in preventing injuries. Examinations include health histories, at risk dentitions, diagnosis of cavities, bite relationships, orthodontics, loose teeth, dental habits, crown and bridgework, missing teeth, artificial teeth, and the possible need for extractions for orthodontic concerns or wisdom teeth.
Determination of the need for a specific type and design of athletic mouth guard for injury prevention is made at this time. Here in Toronto, the United Smiles of Kensington's team are specifically trained on the prevention of sports injuries.
A sports mouth guard is one of the most important pieces of athletic equipment. If you treasure your child’s or your own smile, a custom designed sports mouth guard is a must!
There are three types of sports mouth guards, the most efficient and effective type of sports mouth guard is custom designed here at United Smiles of Kensington. The other two guards are a fitted mouth guard which is pre-made and fitted to your mouth and a ready-made sports mouth guard which is available in most sports equipment stores. Although inexpensive, these two alternatives are also the least effective!
If you have any questions about snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, or mouthguards, please speak with one of our United Smiles of Kensington team members here in Toronto, ON today.
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