When you snore, the muscles in your tongue, mouth, and throat relax too much when you sleep, causing your airways to become narrow or blocked. The soft palate and uvula will then vibrate and hit against the back of your throat. This causes the sound of snoring. To prevent this, our dentist may supply you with a custom-fitted snoring appliance. This device moves your tongue and jaw forward, thus keeping your airway unobstructed and preventing you from snoring.
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