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British Dental Journal 218, 311 (2015)
Published online: 13 March 2015 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.182

Alleviate symptoms of problem snoring

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Alleviate symptoms of problem snoring

Patients can now immediately receive an affordable, pro-quality oral appliance (OA) to alleviate symptoms of problem snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). BluePro from BlueSom can be fitted quickly by trained dentists without the high cost and delay associated with lab-made appliances.

Snoring is a common symptom of OSA which if left untreated can disrupt sleep and lead to serious medical problems.

The first-line treatment for severe OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) which is often limited by poor patient adherence. Good quality custom-made OAs fitted by dentists can be an effective alternative treatment for non-compliant CPAP patients. OAs are also used as a first-line treatment for non-apnoeic snoring and mild to moderate OSA. Unfortunately they are unaffordable for many patients and typically involve a delay of several weeks between diagnosis and treatment.

BluePro was designed by experts in oral appliance technology. It can be fitted immediately by heating in boiling water and taking a direct impression of the teeth. The customised mouthpieces are joined by a mechanism allowing accurate adjustments to advance the lower jaw and keep the patient's airway open comfortably during sleep. BluePro effectively reduces symptoms of OSA and has a predicted usable life of one year.


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