Your dentist at Alouette Dental Centre can offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help preserve your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
To maintain excellent oral health, we need to do more than just brush and floss. Those of us who clench or grind our teeth, play sports or snore may require dental appliances to help preserve and protect our oral structures, in addition to our general health.
At Alouette Dental Centre, our dental team can offer dental appliances such as sleep apnea devices and mouth guards to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Your overall health and wellbeing can be greatly impacted by disruptive sleep disorders.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to restrict, producing the snoring sound we are all familiar with as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, triggering the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Alouette Dental Centre, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your airflow and may prevent you from waking throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
If you are hit in 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 grind your teeth while you sleep? A mouth guard can help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will help keep you from clenching and offer some pain relief.