Conquer Your Apnea for Better Health

Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. If you have the most common form, obstructive sleep apnea, your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep because the soft tissues in the back of your throat close. You’ll want to mention it to your dentist during your next checkup if you show signs of sleep apnea. Here is what you can expect:

  • Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and evaluate your risk factors for sleep apnea. Our team wants to understand your health history and any concerns you may have.
  • If necessary, we will provide you with a take-home sleep test. This test monitors your breathing patterns, oxygen levels, and other essential information while you are sleeping in your bed.
  • The results of your sleep test will be sent to a sleep specialist for analysis. If sleep apnea is confirmed, we will discuss your treatment options.
  • Once your diagnosis is confirmed, your dentist can create a sleep device to keep your airways open. This appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth and gently shifts your lower jaw forward, keeping your airway open during sleep.

Why Choose a Sleep Guard Over a CPAP Machine

A sleep guard offers a comfortable and effective alternative to a CPAP machine. CPAPs are one of the most common solutions to treat apnea. However, they have their downsides. They can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear. That’s why you’ll love having a sleep guard as a CPAP alternative.

There are numerous benefits:

  • Greater Comfort – Sleep guards are customized to fit you perfectly, making them more comfortable to wear than bulky CPAP masks or store-bought snore guards.
  • Uncomplicated – A custom appliance is simple to use, with no need for electricity or complicated setups. It will make your nightly routine easier.
  • Easy to Transport – Travel with ease as sleep guards are small, lightweight, and don’t require any power sources.
  • Simple Upkeep – Cleaning is easy; just use a toothbrush and mild soap. There’s no need to deal with multiple components.
  • More Likely to Use – You are more likely to use sleep guards consistently due to their comfort and convenience. This leads to better treatment outcomes.

Call 425-242-3235 to treat your sleep apnea in Renton. You can also ​​schedule online.