What Are Dental Appliances?
It takes more than just brushing and flossing to maintain optimal oral health. Dental appliances can help people who snore, play sports, and grind or clench their teeth, by helping preserve and protect your oral structure and the overall health of your body.
The dental appliances we offer at Spackman Dental – including mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – can be used to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders have the ability to interrupt your sleep and negatively affect your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. When patients have sleep apnea, their throat tissues become over-relaxed and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake so they can breathe.
At Spackman Dental, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances that move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath and keeps you from waking up during the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We can provide you with custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from getting damaged.
If you experience an impact on the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard can give you a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to keep your smile safe.
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.