Sherman Oaks Dental

Dr. Bryan Weyneth

1100 N. Sherman Ave., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

Over-The-Counter Snoring Devices: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Recently, a patient came to see me after having worn an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-snoring device for less than 5 month.  This patient reported to that he was having speaking problems and chewing difficulties. After an oral examination, I found the OTC had caused the patient to undergo “bite-changes” to his teeth and jaw.  Unfortunately, these are just 2 of the side-effects of OTC snoring devices.

 Take 15 minutes and listen in and watch Dr. Sosenko’s power point presentation on her web replay:

follow this link:  Dr. Sosenko’s OTC Snoring Devices: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good

  • OTC Devices are inexpensive
  • OTC Devices can be purchased at many drugstores

The Bad       

Unsupervised wearing of these devices can lead to permanent side effects including: permanent dental damage, tooth movement, and jaw problems. Due to OTC construction, the potential for failure is high, discouraging FDA approved and physician recommended treatment with professionally fitted and custom-made Oral Appliances.

 The Ugly

Most importantly, many who try boil and bite devices may be masking obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a life threatening condition in which a person stops breathing repeatedly through the night.

 If you are snoring, or believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea, Please discuss your situation with your physician. 

For additional information on professional oral devices, (pictured left) call our Naperville, Illinois Dental Sleep Medcine office and request an appointment with Dr. Sosenko. 
Visit the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website: 

Dr. Sosenko is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the founder of Dental Sleep Medicine of Illinois.  She offers snoring and apnea sufferer’s relief through professional oral appliance device therapy. For more information visit her website: .

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