Our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help preserve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health is about more than just brushing and flossing.
For those patients who enjoy playing sports, that clench or grind their teeth or who snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect their oral structures, and their overall health.
Dental appliances offered at Sheppard Yorkland Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are designed to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Contact us to learn more about how dental appliances can help protect your smile.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively severely impact 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. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
Our Sheppard Yorkland dentists can provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. Helping to improve your flow of breath and prevent you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
At Sheppard Yorkland Dental we offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
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 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.