The dentists at HighGate Dental Clinic offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help preserve and protect your oral health.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Keeping up good oral health is sometimes more than just brushing and flossing. Dental appliances can help preserve and protect the oral health of those who play sports, who clench or grind their teeth, or who snore.
Mouth guards, sleep apnea oral appliances, and other dental devices offered at HighGate Dental Clinic are used to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
When sleeping, relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. In more severe cases, like with sleep apnea, their throat tissues relax too much and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At HighGate Dental Clinic, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway while the patient is asleep. This helps improve your flow of breath and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
A mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth in case you get hit in the mouth during a sport.
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 provide some pain relief.