At Ottawa Downtown Dental, our dentist offers custom-fitted dental appliances to help protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
It takes more than just brushing and flossing to maintain excellent oral health. Those of us who play sports, who grind or clench our teeth or who snore can use dental appliances to help protect and preserve our oral structures, and the health of our entire bodies.
At Ottawa Downtown Dental, we offer dental appliances such as mouth guards and anti-snoring devices to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring Oral Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep but also have a severe negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to restrict, producing the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. If you have dealt with this condition for any length of time, we don't have to tell you how disruptive it can be - both to your own sleep as you are occasionally startled awake and that of anyone who may be trying to sleep in your vicinity.
At Ottawa Downtown Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps to increase your airflow and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards, which fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
If you take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue in your mouth to protect your smile.
Do you grind your teeth during sleep? A nigh mouth guard or anti-grinding appliance will help protect your teeth from damage. If jaw clenching is your issue, a mouth guard can also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.