At Kennedy East Dental in Hamilton, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
It takes more than brushing and flossing to maintain exceptional oral health. Some of us play sports, grind or clench our teeth, or snore. In these cases, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and our overall physical health.
Dental appliances offered at Kennedy East Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – can help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and take a negative toll on your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to become blocked, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to awaken them to breathe.
At Kennedy East Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This can help to improve your airflow and prevent you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
If you take a hit to the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to help protect your smile.
Do you grind your teeth when you sleep? A mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard may also provide some pain relief and help keep you from clenching.