At Slave Lake Dental, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
To maintain exceptional oral health, we need to go above and beyond brushing and flossing. Some of us play sports, grind or clench our teeth, or snore. For these individuals, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and our overall physical health.
At Slave Lake Dental, we offer dental appliances including mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to help improve and protect the health of your teeth and gums.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep but wreak havoc on your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to become blocked, producing the sound we all recognize as snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients who experience sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and the airway is obstructed. This forces the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Slave Lake Dental, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your airflow and keeps you from waking throughout the night - allowing you to get restful, uninterrupted sleep.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Custom-made mouth guards fit over your teeth and protect them from damage. Here are the options we have available:
If you happen to take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
Do you clench your jaw while you sleep? A mouth guard can keep you from clenching and alleviate pain. If teeth grinding is your issue, a mouth guard can help protect them from damage.