Like some patients, you may wonder why an oral examination is necessary every time you visit the dentist. You may also wonder what the dentist is looking for or what an exam entails. Here is some general information that will help you become more informed about the importance of oral exams to your oral and general health. If you still have questions, schedule your consultation at our Tampa, Florida, office to learn more about our treatments.

What causes snoring?
How does the silent nitetm stop snoring?
Snoring research confirms effectiveness

What Causes Snoring?

During sleep, the muscles & soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in space increase the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity increases in the constricted space, the soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate producing the classic snoring sound. It should also be noted that sleep studies have shown that excess body weight, heavy alcohol consumption and sedatives have been shown to increase the severity of snoring.

How Does The Silent Nite Prevent Snoring?

The SILENT NITETM anti-snoring device gently positions the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper & lower forms. These upper and lower forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to a model of your mouth. They have an excellent fit and are very comfortable since they are only 2 millimeters thick. With your lower jaw slightly forward, the airway stays open and prevents soft tissue vibrations which cause snoring. Event with congested nasal passages, the SILENT NITETM anti-snoring device prevents snoring and does not inhibit oral breathing. It has also been proven effective in cases of obstructive sleep Apnea

Snoring Research Confirms Effectiveness

Snoring research has shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increases the airway tube space which reduces the air velocity and soft tissue vibrations. By preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. In clinical research studies, these dentist prescribed oral devices have exhibited initial snoring prevention success rates of between 70 to 100 %. 

At Agoka Dental, We conduct a thorough Medical interrogation and a thorough Dental Examination and a special Questionnaire before we fabricate the SILENT NITETM for you.

SILENT NITETM is a registered Trademark of GlideWell Laboratories.

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