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Snoring Prevention

Spouse Snoring? Don't Get Angry - Get MAD from Napa dentist Daniel M Capponi DDS

While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a major sign of other complications that can affect your health. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping, which not only affects the quality of sleep that the snoring person gets, but also their loved ones, such as spouses, children, and other family members. Luckily, the Napa dental office of dentist Daniel M Capponi, DDS can help treat chronic snoring.

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring can be the result of several factors. Typically, snoring is caused by the relaxing of the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, making the airway passage smaller. The decrease in space through the airway makes it harder for each breath to get through, and when it does get through the airway passage, it moves over the soft tissues in the mouth and throat, causing a vibration that results in the snoring sound.

Other causes of snoring may include:

What is a Mandibular Advancement Device?

If you snore at night, then a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) may represent a solution and a better night’s sleep! The MAD is a specially designed dental device to be worn at night as it gently helps keep the lower jaw, or mandible, in a forward position, increasing the space between the airway passage, helping you breathe better and get a full, quiet night’s sleep.

A small plastic device worn in the mouth during sleep to prevent the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway, the Mandibular Advancement Devices provided by Napa dentist Daniel M Capponi, DDS brings your lower jaw forward and may also lift your soft palate to allow for a quiet night's rest. Some devices also stop the tongue from falling back over your windpipe. Call Daniel M Capponi, DDS at (707) 219-8940 to schedule your appointment to fit these special appliances to meet your individual condition.

Is a MAD comfortable?

The answer is simple — YES! A Mandibular Advancement Device is made to be comfortable so that you can sleep without even noticing you’re wearing it. It does not prevent you from breathing with your mouth open and will even eliminate snoring for patients with sinus congestion or allergies. You may experience some slight stiffness of the jaw for the first few mornings after wearing the device, however this feeling is only temporary and will go away after waking up and removing the device.

To learn more about a mandibular advancement device, contact the Napa dental office of Daniel M Capponi, DDS and schedule an appointment and consultation. A better night’s sleep starts here!

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