Snoring is a common condition mildly disturbing to others and distressing to the snorer. However, most people don't realise that snoring can be a serious health hazard. Heavy snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that is potentially dangerous and can be life threatening. Sleep apnea is often associated with hypertension, headaches, and even strokes. Your dentist can custom fit you with a dental appliance that will help control the snoring. This plastic device fits in the mouth, and when worn at night prevents the collapse of throat tissues, eliminating the cause of the snoring.