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

Does Better Sleep Start with a Dentist Appointment?

Snoring is a relatively common problem that affects countless individuals as well as their partners. Although you might not realize it, your dentist might be able to address your snoring problem. Keep reading if you would like to find out how better sleep can start with a dentist appointment.

Sleep Apnea

While snoring may be inconvenient or annoying, it may also be an indicator of a bigger problem. Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is obstructed periodically throughout the night. This causes you to wake up several times throughout the night in order to resume breathing. People who suffer from sleep apnea will experience poorer quality sleep compared to those who merely snore. If you notice that you feel tired throughout the day, you might want to talk to your dentist about treatments for sleep apnea.

Causes of Snoring

People snore for many other reasons aside from sleep apnea. You might snore because of your body type, medications that you take, or certain habits in which you partake. Individuals who are overweight tend to be more likely to snore than those who are not. Certain medications, especially those that help you sleep, can also cause you to snore. The excessive consumption of alcohol can increase snoring as well, so it may pay to cut back on the partying for a more peaceful night of sleep. If you snore for reasons that you cannot control, talk to your dentist about a mandibular advancement device.


How Your Dentist Can Help

Your dentist can help with your snoring problem by offering you a mandibular advancement device. This comfortable dental treatment moves your lower jaw forward so that you can breathe easily throughout the night. If you are interested in better sleep, start with a dentist appointment.

If you or your partner cannot get through a full night without snoring, call Dr. Charles Marks at (212) 279-1232. Dr. Marks is a dentist serving New York who specializes in snoring prevention and cosmetic dentistry. Feel free to visit his website or stop by our offices if you would like to learn more about Dr. Marks’ services.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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