A member asked:

Can i use a hockey mouth guard to stop snoring?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mark Birnbach answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

snoring: Snoring results from a compromised airway. While a hockey mouthguard might increase the passageway and eliminate the snoring, it may be hiding a serious medical condition called sleep apnea, meaning that the body is not getting enough oxygen . Please discuss this with your physician.

Answered 2/10/2015


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Diagnosis first: There's a reason why you snore. Rather than hiding the symptom, you need to explore the cause. As sleep study may be in order. A cone beam cat scan of your airway may be helpful in making a diagnosis. Seek information before you seek "solution.".

Answered 10/23/2013



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