Snore Prevention

Scottsdale Snore Prevention - Silent Nite Dental Device - Abbas Fazel, DDS

Did you know that one third of the population snores? Visit family dentist Dr. Abbas Fazel who offers Scottsdale snore prevention treatment at his dental office and stop snoring today! It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. Spouses and children are often repeatedly disturbed during their sleep cycles by snoring family member, which can lead to tensions and animosity.
Snoring can kill you, according to a UCLA school of dentistry study: the struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke. Fortunately, using the Silent Nite Snore prevention device dentists can now provide most persons with cost effective relief.

What Causes Snoring?

During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in the airway space increase the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increases in the constricted space, soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat result in what is called noisy breathing or generally referred to as snoring. It should also be noted that sleep studies have shown that excess body weigh, heavy alcohol consumption and other sedatives have been shown to increase the severity of snoring.

Surgical techniques to remove respiration impairing structures such as uvula, enlarged tonsils and adenoids have been among the many attempted snoring remedies. These soft tissue surgical procedures have shown only moderate success rates, 20% to 40%. At certain levels of severity, complete blockage of the airway space by the soft tissues and the tongue can occur. If the period  of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds this is called obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA can be a serious medical condition and your dentist may refer you to a sleep specialist. For the majority of snores however, the most affordable non-invasive comfortable and effective snoring solution remains the dentist prescribed oral snoring preventative device such as Silent Nite.

How Does The Silent Nite Prevent Snoring:

Snoring research has also shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and 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%. The Silent Nite device positions the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. The forms are customs laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable.