Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

How Dentistry can Help with Snoring Prevention

Almost everyone snores on occasion, and in most cases, snoring is a benign sleep condition that has little or no effect. In other cases, it can cause severe sleep disruptions, daytime inactivity, irritability, and a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, your Manhattan dentist can provide appropriate treatment to help prevent snoring.

Man Snoring With His Mouth Open, Sleepless Woman

Connections Between Snoring and Dental Health

When you fall asleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat relax, causing the airway passage to narrow. For many people, this causes shallow or heavy breathing. If the airway becomes too narrow or blocked by the tongue, snoring may result. Oftentimes, the airway becomes blocked because the jaw is in an incorrect position. Other factors, including alcohol consumption and sleeping on one’s back, can also increase a person’s risk for snoring.

Dental Treatments for Snoring

Sleep specialists and dental health professionals have helped develop a snoring prevention aid known as a Mandibular Advancement Device, or MAD. MAD is specifically designed to gently move the lower jaw, or mandible, forward to keep the throat from relaxing. This helps increase the opening of the airway passage, allowing patients to breathe more easily and quietly throughout the night. Without consistent sleep, an individual may become irritable, depressed, and subject to sudden sleep while driving or operating machinery. MAD helps people get a good night’s sleep so that they can enjoy an active, safe, and happy life while awake. Only a dentist can prescribe MAD treatment and supply you with the device, so be sure to make an appointment right away if snoring is disrupting your sleep.

To begin your MAD treatment, call the office of Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates. Ultimately, dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday