If you’re struggling to find someone to help with sleep apnea or snoring, you can ask your dentist the next time you stop in for a checkup! Most family dentist offices, including Tree City Family Dental, have specialized in dentist-made oral appliances to help with sleep apnea and snoring. Dentist-made oral appliances are a favorable substitute to CPAP machines which can be too bulky and uncomfortable. Here are a few more reasons you should throw that CPAP machine away and head to the dentist instead!


Oftentimes, dentist-made oral appliances are covered by insurance, medicaid, or medicare, so be sure to review your insurance coverage to avoid large bills. Before purchasing an oral appliance, the dentist may require a sleep study where they will find patterns in your sleep cycles, measure the amount of oxygen in your blood, and find signs of high blood pressure and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). After determining the correct treatment option, Tree City Dental will get you fitted for an appliance that will help keep you and your partner asleep.

More Feasible Than CPAP

CPAP machines are generally loud and uncomfortable to sleep with. Dentist-made oral appliances are more pleasant because it is a custom-fitted mouthpiece. Although no one wants to wear a mouthpiece while sleeping, the device is adjusted to your specific needs. Unlike CPAP machines, dentist-made oral appliances prevent your tongue from causing an airway obstruction while bringing the lower jaw forward, creating an airway. Something as important as sleep should not be ignored, so if you want a better option than a noisy CPAP machine, visit or contact us today.

Choosing the Right Therapy

If you have severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and must use a high-pressure CPAP machine, a dentist-made oral application can still be beneficial for your sleep. To get the best of both worlds, using a mouthpiece and CPAP machine simultaneously can boost your sleep and improve your quality of life. Having that oral application is crucial to optimize your sleep and health, even if you can’t avoid CPAP therapy.

Get Your Treatment Today

Tree City Family Dental offers high-quality, professional family dental care in the Treasure Valley. Whether you’re looking for solutions to sleep apnea or just coming in for a checkup, we are here to provide you with optimal care. Book your appointment today!