Breathe! Your Life Depends On It

Issue 36.17

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 the following conditions:

Lack of energy


Acid Reflux


Dental Problems


Heart Problems





Cardiac Arrest


A CPAP mask is an excellent solution that forces air past the obstruction while you sleep, but when this is not an option, there is another more comfortable and very simple solution—wear a mouth guard at night that positions the lower jaw forward, allows the airway to open and allows more air in so you don’t snore and you get the air and rest your body needs to be healthy and perform better.  This type of appliance is covered by medical insurance and Medicaid and has been shown to be highly effective in treating mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring.  It is a simple solution that can save your life.

Dr Rodney Andrus is Southern Utah’s only board certified ADA recognized specialist for missing and damaged teeth issues—a prosthodontist.  Making effective and comfortable snoring and sleep apnea appliances for patients since 1999.

Call St George Center for Specialized Dentistry for a FREE consultation (435) 674-3100.

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