At Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark in Vernon, 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 merely brushing and flossing to maintain good oral health. For those of us who clench or grind our teeth, snore or play sports, dental appliances can help protect not only our oral structures, but the health of our entire bodies.
At Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark, we offer dental appliances, including sleep apnea devices and mouth guards. They are used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep, but negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause the airway to become blocked, producing the sound we know as snoring as oxygen is forced through.
For patients who suffer from sleep apnea, their over-relaxed throat tissues obstruct the airway. This forces the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles in order to open the airway. This helps improve airflow and keeps 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 happen to take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth, protecting your smile.
Do you clench your jaw as you sleep? A mouth guard can prevent you from clenching and provide relief from pain. If teeth grinding is your issue, a mouth guard can also help protect your teeth from damage or injury.