Appliances to Support Your Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, clench or grind our teeth, or suffer from sleep apnea, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and our overall well-being.
A dental appliance refers to any device that supplements dental treatment and protects the oral health of our Edmonton patients.
Dental appliances will often be recommended as a component of a dental treatment plan. They are custom-fitted to your smile so that we can provide our patients with the best possible results.
The dental appliances that we offer here at Hollick-Kenyon Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are designed to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and well-being.
For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea can include snoring, headaches, and excessive sleepiness - even when you think you've had a full night's sleep!
At Hollick-Kenyon Dental, 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 and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
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 protect your smile. They can also assist in the prevention of concussions.
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, while offering some pain relief.