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Stop snoring and keep smiling: Common myths about mouthpieces and your teeth

Stop snoring and keep smiling: Common myths about mouthpieces and your teeth

Snoring is no fun for anyone. The rumbling cacophony emitted by those who snore keeps people who must sleep in the same bed with them awake and cranky.

There are a variety of snoring solutions out there, and one of the most effective options is an antisnore mouthpiece. But mouthpiece solutions are often rejected because of some common myths about hazards to your teeth. Let’s look at the most prevalent misconceptions about mouthpieces.

1. Discoloration

There is absolutely no truth to the assertion that wearing a mouthpiece to stop snoring will discolor your teeth. What stains your teeth are beverages like wine and coffee.

Before going to sleep, you should be thoroughly flossing and brushing your teeth to eliminate discoloration and to ensure that you’ve removed harmful bacteria. Cleaning your mouthpiece when it’s not in use and allowing it to dry on its own is also recommended.

Directions for cleaning and care of the Good Morning Snore Solution mouthpiece can be found in our FAQ section. You can also take your mouthpiece with you on your next visit to the dentist and ask that it be professionally cleaned and checked.

2. Tooth movement

Many believe that stop snoring mouthpieces will cause tooth movement. There is some truth to this, in that the bite may be somewhat altered in the morning, when a MAD (mandibular advancement device) is removed. But people who experience tooth movement generally have dental problems prior to using a mouthpiece.

While moderate alteration in the bite is entirely possible, sleep apnea patients wearing mouthpieces to prevent snoring need to consider the consequences of the untreated condition. These range from hypertension, to heart disease, to mood swings, to diabetes.

3. Muscle stiffness

If you’ve been sleeping without something in your mouth to prevent snoring your entire life, then it’s not surprising that your jaw may hurt for the first couple of days. It’s being held overnight in a position it’s not used to.

People embarking on an exercise routine experience much the same effect when putting dormant muscles to work. But if exercise is worth a couple of days of muscle stiffness, then so is a mouthpiece to address sleep apnea.

4. Jaw alignment

The introduction of a mouthpiece, worn 8 hours each day as you sleep, is believed by some to provoke permanent occlusion (re-positioning of the jaw). This effect is not the norm, but may be experienced by some long-term users.

This myth is like when your mother told you as a kid that your face would stay “that way” when contorted. If a permanent scowl is the expression in question, mom may have been right. But occlusion is not experienced by most people wearing mouthpieces.

The gentle alternative.

The Good Morning Snore Solution is a gentle alternative to the traditional MAD-style mouthpiece, which pushes the jaw forward. It’s a new way to solve the snoring conundrum that’s not made of the rigid plastic some find uncomfortable.

If you’re a man with a neck over 17” in circumference or a woman with a circumference of 16”, your risk for sleep apnea and associated health conditions is greatly increased.

With this revolutionary device, a more pliable material is used which stabilizes the tongue. Our "How It Works" videoexplains how this therapeutic alternative to CPAP avoids the problems associated with MADs and other stop snoring solutions.

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