Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
Breathe! Your Life Depends On It!
Snoring is more than just annoying—90% of the time it is associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). When the tongue and tissues of the airway relax during sleep they can vibrate (snoring sound) or become blocked (obstructed). You stop breathing! Lack of air and lack of sleep can be a serious and deadly health hazard and is related to health conditions, some of them dangerous: lack of energy, obesity, acid reflux, migraines, dental problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, depression, stroke, impotence, diabetes, cardiac arrest, and even death. A CPAP mask is an excellent solution that forces air past the obstruction while you sleep.
When CPAP is not an option, there is another very effective solution for mild to moderate conditions--an oral appliance. Wearing this type of mouth guard at night positions the lower jaw forward, allowing the airway to open and more air in so you don't snore and you get the air and rest your body needs. FDA approved appliances are covered by medical insurance and Medicaid and offer a simple solution that can save your life. Dr Andrus has been providing these appliances for patients since 1999. Call St George Center for Specialized Dentistry for a FREE consultation (435) 674-3100.