At Got Smile Dental Centre in Napanee, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
It takes more than just brushing and flossing to maintain good oral health. Dental appliances can help protect and preserve our oral structures when we play sports, or if we happen to clench or grind our teeth. There are also options for patients who snore.
At Got Smile Dental Centre, we offer dental appliances such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to improve and protect the health of your oral cavity, as well as your overall physical health.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can interrupt your sleep and take a negative toll on your overall health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to become blocked, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their over-relaxed throat tissues obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Got Smile Dental Centre, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your air flow and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machines are electronic devices typically used to treat symptoms of sleep apnea.
These machines draw in outside air using an internal fan. They then humidify and pressurize the air before sending it to the user through a connective base. The user breathes through a face mask attached to the base.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
We encourage our patients to stay active and enjoy the sports they're passionate about. If you take a hit to 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.
With proper care and storage, your mouth guard will prevent injuries such as chipped or fractured teeth, and cut lips or gums for many years to come.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage by serving as a cushion or barrier.
Do you clench your jaw? A mouth guard will keep you from clenching and provide some pain relief from headaches and associated pain.