Got Kicked Out of My Hotel Room for Snoring

I was on a trip with a bunch of girls from my dance team. Apparently, I snore…a lot. It was so bad, they kicked me out of the hotel room we were sharing. I had to sleep in the hall. I didn’t realize my snoring was so bad. What can I do?

Monica R. – TN

Monica,

If your snoring is that bad, you likely have what’s called sleep apnea. If you click on the link, it will take you to my website where I explain it more in depth.

What I’ll tell you here, is there is usually an easy solution. A dentist can custom fit an orthotic device that will tip your jaw forward just a tiny bit. It’s about the size of a sport’s mouthguard and very comfortable.

Repositioning your jaw keeps the muscles in the back of your throat from shifting into your breathing passage, causing snoring, and in the worst cases, moments where you stop breathing.

As an added benefit, you’ll find that you’re much more rested when you wake in the mornings.

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Why Are My Porcelain Veneers Staining So Soon?

When I agreed to get porcelain veneers, I was told they would last for years, even decades. They were great the first six months, but then started picking up stains. This is way sooner than they told me I’d have any issues.  Is there anything I can do?

Olivia M. – Ohio

Olivia,

I can’t tell you with certainty, but because it was fine the first six months and then developed problems I suspect at the six-month mark you went in for a cleaning and the hygienist used something like a Prophy Jet. That will remove the glazing on your porcelain veneers.

There is a way to repair it, but it’s a very advanced technique. If your dental office didn’t know enough to not use the Prophy Jet during your cleaning, I doubt they’d know this procedure.

I’d have another dentist examine them to see if the glazing has been removed. If so, you should be able to get your dentist to replace them.

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