WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Snoring affects most people at least occasionally and can often indicate the presence of allergies or a respiratory infection. Snoring that is extremely loud leads to breathing interruptions or results in choking sensations that may indicate the presence of a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Dr. Poneh Ghasri, West Hollywood dentist, offers snore therapy that can help patients and their partners get a better night's sleep.
Lifestyle changes can often be one of the easiest ways to manage and conquer snoring. Evaluating habits and behaviors of snorers can help Dr. Ghasri identify triggers and causes in order to recommend the most appropriate course of action. Irregular sleep habits, regular use of over-the-counter or prescription sedatives, smoking and excessive alcohol use can all contribute to snoring. Excess weight and obesity may also trigger or exacerbate snoring. Improved dietary and exercise habits can often help manage this type of snoring while eliminating known allergens and smoking can also provide relief.
Not all patients respond well to lifestyle changes, however, and in some cases, the snoring may continue. Dr. Ghasri, West Hollywood dentist, may recommend snore therapy treatments. Custom mouth guards are designed to be extremely comfortable, and they can keep the tongue and soft palate in a healthy position to improve airflow during sleep. CPAP machines may also be appropriate in some cases. More severe cases of chronic snoring or snoring that does not improve with more conservative measures may require surgery. Surgery is not considered a first-line treatment, but they can be essential for those who are suffering severe sleep interruptions and are at an increased risk of associated health problems.
About Dr. Ghasri, Cosmetic Dentist West Hollywood
Dr. Poneh Ghasri is a premier West Hollywood cosmetic dentist with a reputation for excellence. She is a graduate of UCLA's School of Dentistry, and she continued her studies in the field of cosmetic dentistry. She has advanced training in restorative dentistry, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and she has been recognized as an Invisalign "Preferred Provider" and a "Top Lumineers Dentist." She performs both smile makeovers, full mouth reconstructions, teeth whitening treatments, and she has remained active in her field by participating in various studies.
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