What is a Dental Appliance?
Preserving your good oral health is about more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, clench or grind our teeth or snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect the oral structures necessary for our wellbeing and the health of our whole bodies.
Dental appliances offered at Bloor Kipling Dentistry are used to support the health of your oral cavity.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
A sports guard is worn during sports or other physical activities that put you at risk of dental or oral injury. If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard can help to 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.
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and well-being.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past.
At Bloor Kipling Dentistry, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances that readjust the lower jaw and tongue muscles, opening up the airway. This helps to open your airway and can help you sleep by preventing you from waking up repeatedly throughout the night.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or snoring concerns, contact our dentists for a consultation where they may be able to help provide solutions, so you can have healthier sleep patterns.