If you are snoring and wear dentures or have no teeth at all, you too can stop your snoring with a dental mouthpiece. Many people think that wearing dentures will prevent the use of a snoring mouthpiece; however the AveoTSD or the MpowRx tongue retaining mouthpieces can be used to stop snoring.
How a snoring mouthpiece works
Dental snoring mouthpieces are recommended as a first treatment option for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The most commonly used snoring mouthpiece is called the Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD). Snoring is caused when the tongue blocks the airway during sleep .This device stops snoring by moving the lower jaw and tongue forward during sleep. This mandibular (lower jaw) advancement device, positions the tongue away from the obstruction in the back of the throat by moving and holding the jaw forward during sleep. The MAD device attaches to sound teeth in order to move the jaw forward.
Problem with the MAD Snoring Mouthpiece
Full denture wearers can not wear a MAD to treat their snoring. Furthermore, people with loose teeth (periodontal disease) and TMJ problems may not be able to comfortably wear a MAD.
Being over the age of 50 increases the risk for snoring and at least 50% of Americans over the age of 55 wear full or partial dentures and are probably obese. There an estimated 35 million full denture wearers in the US alone. Given that age and obesity are risk factors for snoring, it is safe to estimate that there are at least 20 million denture wearers who snore or have obstructive sleep apnea. These “denture snorers” could benefit from a snoring mouthpiece. The AveoTSD or the MpowRx tongue retaining mouthpiece can be used to stop snoring, even if you have no teeth.