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Marybeth Fasano, DMD
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Snore Guards

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is very effective in treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing, with a compliance rate shown to be as high as 90% over a 2.5-year period.
OAT is associated with greater patient satisfaction than nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
In a randomized crossover trial comparing OAT to CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, about 81% preferred OAT.

Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) were associated with reductions in blood pressure. Network meta-analysis did not identify a statistically significant difference between the blood pressure outcomes associated with these therapies.

A mandibular advancement device for obstructive sleep apnea can help reduce nocturnal blood pressure in women.

Snore Guard Appliances

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                Snore Guard is a device that is placed in the mouth to create a free airway, allowing you to breathe well while you sleep. It is safe, effective, and clinically proven to prevent snoring. The Snore Guard features an inner lining that softens when heated, so it can be customized to fit your mouth. The device fits over your top teeth as you sleep and puts your lower jaw in a comfortable forward position. Your airway is kept free so you can breathe easily at night.One example is a TAP3 appliance.

This unit is only used for sleeping and to prevent snoring. If you experience issues with teeth clenching and grinding there are special mouth guards available for which we can fit you.

When you visit our Virginia Beach dental office, we will examine you to determine if Snore Guard is right for you, and fit you with the mouthpiece. To learn more about Snore Guard and other cosmetic and restorative dental services, contact us today or request an appointment online.


    COVID-19 Update

    We are now OPEN. We pride ourselves on being compassionate and patient-friendly, and we are dedicated to our mission of treating all patients as we would our own family. The recent COVID-19 virus has heightened our awareness to providing you optimal care with necessary safeguards. If you or your accompanying family member is sick with fever or cough we ask that you reschedule your appointment. We have implemented new Air Cleaners, Staggered Appointments, Fogging, Added many layers of PPE, and installed protective guards in addition to our already rigorous cleaning practices. Please call for more information. These precautions will ensure that everyone remains safe and protected against this serious illness. We thank you for your cooperation.