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A snore guard is often necessary to mitigate symptoms from mild to moderate sleep apnea. Without some measure to address snoring and breathing interruption, you will be at increased risk of high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular complications.

Fortunately, Dr. Ronald K. Rich can help provide you with different styles and design of snore guard. The one that is right for you will based on several different factors including your personal preference.

The most common forms include tongue stabilizing devices, mandibular advancement devices, and thermoplastic snore guard. Each will require daily care and cleaning to extend its life and keep the snore guard fresh.

Each morning you should rise your snore guard under cool water to remove any plaque buildup from the surface. A light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste will also help to refresh the unit.

Be sure to brush any hinges and contoured areas around the snore guard to free any trapped plaque. If it needs further refreshing, you can soak the snore guard in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash. You should then dry your snore guard and store it safely in the case provided.

If you are in the Sugar Land, Texas, area and you are interested in a prescription snore guard to relieve your sleep apnea symptoms, you should call 281-980-2537 to schedule a consultation at Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD.