What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, who clench or grind our teeth, or who snore, dental appliances can help protect our oral structures and the health of the entire body.
Dental appliances offered at Thorncliffe Dental Centre such as mouth guards and snoring devices are designed to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Custom-made mouth guards fit over your teeth and are designed to protect them from damage.
If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to help protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching and can provide some pain relief.
Sleep disorders can negatively impact your overall health and well-being by simply disrupting your sleep.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past.
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath.