At SouthWest Dental in Yarmouth and Meteghan, our dentists offer custom-fitted mouth guards and sleep apnea appliances to protect your smile from damage.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, who clench or grind our teeth at night, or who snore due to sleep apnea, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our teeth and oral structures.
Custom-fitted dental appliances offered at SouthWest Dental include sports guards and night guards to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep, they can negatively affect your overall health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues over-relax and cause the airway to become blocked, creating the sound we all recognize as snoring as oxygen is forced through.
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea will experience this obstruction in their airway and automatically wake up to breathe.
At SouthWest Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Sports Guards
If you play sports, a sports guard can help to protect your teeth and mouth from damage in the case of an impact. If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a sports guard provides a cushioning barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
Custom-Fitted Night Guards
If you regularly grind your teeth during sleep, a night guard can help protect your teeth from damage and wear. If you clench your jaw, a night guard can also help prevent you from clenching and provide some relief of associated jaw pain.
New Patients Always Welcome
Looking for a dentist in Yarmouth or Meteghan? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today.Request Appointment