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Snore Guards

Snore guards are intended to help prevent snoring. Snoring is a common issue among adults. According to a study conducted by BBC, approximately 40 percent of people over the age of 40 snore and 59 percent of adults polled say their partners snore.

Snore guards are fitted to the mouth and prevent snoring by aligning the jaw and holding it forward so the jaw and tongue do not drop into the throat; this opens up the air passage and reduces snoring.

Snore guards have several advantages. They help stop snoring and are time tested and safe to use. These devices are easy to use and clean; patients who use snore guards simply have to brush the devices before rinsing them in cool water, drying them thoroughly and storing them properly after each use.

In order to see if snore guards are the best solution for you, be sure to discuss your snoring habits with your dentist before seeking a prescription.

Dr. Rozema uses the Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) appliance.


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