Our Woodbridge dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help preserve and improve your oral health. Ask about snoring and sleep apnea devices or mouth guards.
To maintain our oral health, we need to do more than brush or floss. Playing sports, snoring or clenching or grinding our teeth can lead to tooth damage. Dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures from injury, along with helping our oral health in the long-term.
You'll find a range of custom-made dental appliances at dentalhouse Woodbridge Dental, including mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to help protect and improve the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
While sleep disorders can negatively impact your sleep, they can do more than steal hours of rest; they can also lead to grave consequences for your physical health and well-being.
For patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to restrict and become blocked. When oxygen is forced past, this produces the sound we all recognize as snoring.
In patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues relax excessively, which leads to an obstructed airway. This forces the brain to wake them up to breathe, which causes sleep disruptions and other serious long-term symptoms that may include depression, chronic sleepiness, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Custom-fitted oral appliances can shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway, improving your airflow and preventing you from awakening during the night.
Custom-fitted mouth guards fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
A sports mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile while you play sports. If you get hit in the mouth, this protective barrier will shield your oral structures from damage.
Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? A night mouth guard can help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard can help quell the clenching and alleviate pain.