At Arrowsmith Dental Group in Parksville, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
We need to do much more than just brushing and flossing to maintain oral health. Some of us play sports, grind or clench our teeth or snore. For these individuals, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, as well as the health of our entire bodies.
At Arrowsmith Dental Group, we offer dental appliances including mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep but also negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
Many patients (and their sleep partners) suffer from snoring. Their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to become blocked, producing the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues relax more than normal and obstruct the airway, prompting the brain to awaken them so they can breathe.
At Arrowsmith Dental Group, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the tongue muscles and lower jaw to keep the airway open. This helps improve airflow and keeps you from waking up during the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Custom-made mouth guards which fit over your teeth and protect them from damage are available at our dental office.
If you take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard will provide a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
Do you clench your jaw, or grind your teeth during sleep? A mouth guard can help protect your teeth from damage. If jaw clenching is your issue, a mouth guard will help keep you from clenching and provide some pain relief.