Thumbsucking and Snoring Devices

Various Types of Thumbsucking and Snoring Devices

There are a few negative effects caused by thumbsucking. And snoring too much or too loudly can cost everyone a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, a trip to the dentist can help alleviate both of these common conditions.

Types of Devices used for Thumbsucking

There are several different thumbsucking devices being used today. Some of them use wires to connect the teeth, but parents can easily remove the device. In some cases, a small plastic bar or button is placed near the front of a child’s mouth. This will disrupt the sucking motion and make it uncomfortable for the child without hurting or harming them in any way. The dentist will be able to fit the appliance to the child’s mouth in order to ensure it is comfortable but still effective for breaking the habit.

Types of Devices for Snoring

Snoring can cause you to lose sleep as well as keep everyone else in the house awake. Snoring alone is not a serious ailment, but the lack of sleep caused by it can be very detrimental to your health. If you find that you snore you should see a doctor to determine if you have sleep apnea. However, whether or not you have the condition, you can benefit from using a dentist who can custom make a mouth piece for you. This device can help reduce the amount of snoring that occurs or eliminate it altogether.