Custom-fitted dental appliances from Sheppard West Dental in North York can help to improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
Protect Your Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is 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 our oral structures, and our overall health and wellbeing.
Custom-fitted dental appliances offered at Sheppard West Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders not only prevent you from getting a good night's sleep, but they can also negatively impact your overall health and mood.
When patients snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past.
If a patient is suffering from sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Sheppard West 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 Mouth Guards
At our North York dental office we offer custom-made mouth guards that fit comfortably over your teeth to protect them from damage.
If you are 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 help protect your smile.
Teeth grinding and clenching are common issues for people while they sleep. Custom fitted night guards can help to protect your teeth from damage and provide you with relief from the symptoms of clenching.