A custom-fitted dental appliance from the dentists at Redwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg can help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
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 or who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
Dental appliances offered at Redwood Dental Centre – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are used to help improve and protect your oral health.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can be disruptive to your sleep and have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past.
For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Redwood Dental Centre, our custom-fitted oral appliances work by moving the lower jaw and tongue muscles to help open up the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath, allowing you to get a better night's sleep.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Redwood Dental Centre offers custom-fitted mouth guards that fit over your teeth to help protect them from damage.
If you get 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 protect your smile.
A custom-fit mouth guard can be useful for patients who grind their teeth or clench their jaws at night. A mouth guard can help protect the teeth from damage caused by grinding and provide some relief from pain caused by clenching.