Snoring affects millions of people of all ages, both male & female, & can affect sleep, concentration, irritability & stress management.
Oral appliance therapy is the most common treatment for the most severe snoring problems.
Hooper Dentistry offers the SnoreGuard® appliance that helps open the airways during sleep.
Snoring is caused by the vibrations of your soft and/or hard tissue palates; these vibrations occur because of increasingly narrow air passages.
When air passes through these passages, a “flapping” sound occurs because the tissue is soft in nature.
Surgery (to alleviate the snoring) is not always successful, however, because the sound may not originate from the soft palate; the snoring sometimes originates from tissues in the upper airway.
Loud snorers may have a more serious case of blocked air passages, known as apnea. This has many serious side effects.