Why Snoring Is Not Normal – One Dentist in Odessa Explains
Dr. Robin Rutherford of The Art of Dentistry authors a blog explaining why snoring is not considered normal and goes on to highlight a possible treatment
Odessa, TX — “Despite how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn’t actually considered normal,” says Odessa dentist Robin Rutherford, DDS in a blog post aptly titled “Snoring Isn’t Normal.” He goes on to provide some clarification for this statement and then to later reveal a “viable snoring treatment” that he offers for people experiencing the direct and/or indirect effects of snoring.
According to Dr. Rutherford’s website, snoring occurs when muscles and tissues in the throat relax to the point that breathing passages become obstructed. When this happens, the velocity of airflow through these shrunken passages increases, often causing tissue vibrations that produce the snoring sound. In addition to simply prohibiting a healthy night’s sleep, the effects of snoring can also lead to several health risks and complications. Some potential concerns listed on the site include:
- Breathing problems
- Exhaustion and perpetual fatigue
- Inability to concentrate or focus during the day
- Decrease in cognitive abilities
- Sleep apnea (which can be potentially fatal)
For people experiencing the negative effects of snoring, Dr. Rutherford offers oral appliances intended to be worn at night. Essentially, these oral appliances are designed to hold one’s jaw in a position that enables the airway to remain open and unobstructed throughout the night, therefore limiting the tissue vibrations in the throat that produce the snoring sound. Each oral appliance constructed by Dr. Rutherford is custom-made to fit comfortably and securely in the patient’s mouth as they sleep.
About Robin Rutherford, DDS
An honors graduate of Texas A&M, Dr. Rutherford earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. At The Art of Dentistry, he offers a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic, and advanced dental services spanning from oral exams and teeth whitening, to porcelain veneers and TMJ treatment. Dr. Rutherford is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society, as well as a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation – an achievement attained by less than 2% of dentists practicing sedation techniques. He is available for interview upon request.
The Art of Dentistry
4712 E. University
Odessa, TX 79762