What Are Dental Appliances?
Maintaining good oral health involves more than just brushing and flossing. For those who play sports, clench or grind their teeth or snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect your oral structures, and your overall health.
Dental appliances offered at James Bay Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – 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.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause restriction of the airway, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At James Bay Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to adjust the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath, preventing 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.
If you get hit in the mouth during a sporting activity, a mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue. This helps protect your smile while also reducing your risk of sustaining a concussion.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. A mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching your jaw and provide pain relief.