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Breathe Better with Our State-of-the-Art Snoring Treatment near Carlsbad, CA

Do You or a Loved One Snore?

Snoring impacts 30% of individuals in the United States and 73% of people who are kept awake at night with somebody who snores. Because snoring is so widespread, we often brush it off as an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn’t have to be.  Breathe better at night with McElroy Smiles By Design snoring treatment near Carlsbad, CA.

Why Is Snoring Dangerous?

Unfortunately, snoring can be a troublesome problem. Snoring is harmful because it limits oxygen to your brain and body during sleep. It is similar to breathing through a straw that has a little bit of water in it (so it makes that slurping sound) all day.

Research shows that bedmates of people who snore receive as little restorative sleep as the snorer. Snoring can produce nearly 80 decibels of sound – meaning that a bed partner’s snores are noisier than trying to get a good night’s sleep while strapped to a hand-held vacuum cleaner. According to recent research by the Mayo Clinic and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, people who sleep with a chronic snorer have higher pain and levels of fatigue, are more likely to fall asleep while driving, and could have hearing loss in certain frequency ranges.

Oral Appliance Therapy Alleviates Snoring

One solution available to those who snore loudly is an oral appliance, similar to an athletic mouth guard, offered here at our McElroy Smiles By Design dental office. The appliance inhibits the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues at the rear of the throat, which keeps the air passage open during sleep, so your body can receive enough oxygen for you to sleep soundly.

CPAP vs. Oral Appliances

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now considers dental appliances a first-line treatment for snoring and moderate sleep apnea. They recommend oral appliance therapy for patients with severe sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP or who are traveling where there is no access to power. Over 95% of patients are satisfied with the level of improvement with their snoring when assessed and treated correctly with dental sleep appliances.

Stop Riding the Exhausting Cycle of Broken Sleep with Snoring Treatment near Carlsbad, CA

If you or a loved one are suffering from snoring, call 760.621.7303 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist for snoring treatment. With Smiles By Design, you can easily restore yourself to a full night’s sleep! To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Examclick here. We look forward to meeting you!


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"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book