What is a Dental Appliance?
Brushing and flossing are not enough to maintain good oral health. Dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, as well as the health of our entire bodies, for those of us who participate in sports, clench or grind our teeth, or snore.
Dental appliances offered at Winnipeg Square Dental Centre – such as mouth guards and some 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 well-being.
When patients snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to narrow, resulting in the snoring sound as oxygen is forced through. Patients with sleep apnea have overly relaxed throat tissues that obstruct the airway, causing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Winnipeg Square Dental Centre, we provide sleep apnea devices 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
We provide custom-made mouth guards that are designed to fit over your teeth and protect them from damage.
If you are hit in the mouth while participating in sports, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth, protecting your smile.
A mouth guard will help protect your teeth if you grind them while sleeping. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard can help prevent you from clenching while also providing pain relief.