Sleep Apnea – Encinitas


Snoring and Sleep Apnea go hand in hand. Snoring can cause sleep apnea by obstructing the back of the throat. Luckily! Pacific Dental Center can help fit you with mouth guards and anti-snoring devices that will decrease sleep apnea, or stop it depending on the severity.

Sleep Apnea can cause many health risks depending on the type and how many occurrences. Sleep apnea is a cycle that repeats itself throughout the night and can occur anywhere between five to thirty times per hour.

Not getting enough sleep can cause headaches, irritability, drained energy, anxiety, and more. If snoring is something that is keeping you from sleeping let the dentists at our Dentist Office help you to get a better night’s sleep.


Pacific Dental Center can fit you with a mouth guard or tongue device.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) – A mouth guard takes the bottom of your jaw and moves it forward when you sleep. This prevents the jaw from sliding backward and closing your throat.

Tongue Stabilizer Devices (TSD) – Tongue stabilizers suction the tongue to the front of the mouth, preventing it from falling back into the throat to block the airway.

Because every set of teeth is unique, here at Pacific Dental Center we can take a perfect mold of your teeth and make a mouth guard that will be comfortable and easy to sleep in. There are many mouth guards that can be sold over the counter that don’t contour your set of teeth the correct way. Other over the counter mouth guards give you the option to form the guard to your teeth, but this can actually begin to misalign teeth without being properly molded.

Dr. Snow can assess your symptoms and determine which method of anti-snoring devices would work best for you. Schedule an appointment with Pacific Dental Center to stop your snoring and sleep apnea.