Dentists are able to use mandibular advancing appliances to prevent airways from collapsing, reports Kokomo Perspective.

According to Dr. Donald Fantuzzo, a dentist with a private practice serving Kokomo, sleep apnea can be caused by a myriad of things, but among the most common is blockage caused by the soft tissues of the mouth collapsing during sleep.

The problem is that one of the more well-known treatments of sleep apnea, CPAP machines, isn’t exactly liked by patients.

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