At Peace Country Dental Clinic in Dawson Creek, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health can involve more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who participate in sports, who clench or grind our teeth or who snore, dental appliances may be able to help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
Dental appliances offered at Peace Country Dental Clinic – 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 can disrupt your sleep and may negatively impact your overall health.
For patients who snore, relaxed throat tissues cause their airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, throat tissues over-relax and obstruct their airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Peace Country Dental Clinic, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles and open the airway. This can help improve your flow of breath and may prevent you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to help protect them from damage.
During sports activities, a mouth guard can provide 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 can help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard can also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.