Protecting Your Oral Health with Dental Appliances

Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your general dentistry office for dental cleanings and checkups are all important for caring for your teeth and gums. However, there are additional measures that you can take to protect your oral health. Continue reading to learn about dental appliances and how they protect your mouth.

Sleep Apnea

Some individuals struggle to breathe while they sleep due to a condition called sleep apnea. For people with this condition, their airway closes when they are sleeping, repeatedly cutting off their airflow while they are at rest. Sleep apnea can cause someone to snore but can also pose serious health risks because it can prevent enough oxygen to the brain. If you suffer from sleep apnea, speak with your dentist about sleep apnea appliances that can help keep your airway unobstructed while you sleep.

Night Guards

Have you been told that you grind your teeth at night? If so, then you should ask your dentist about a custom night guard. Designed to prevent you from clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth together while you sleep, a night guard offers you a great way to protect your teeth from the damage caused by grinding. Also, wearing a night guard may help alleviate jaw and facial pain that results from clenching your teeth.

Sports Guards

Are you an active individual? If so, then you might benefit from asking your dentist about custom sports guards. Mouth guards are required for many different sports due to the danger that playing them poses to an individual’s teeth. Whether you’re a professional athlete or maintain an active lifestyle, wearing a sports guard can help protect your teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw from damage and injury.

At Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road, we offer custom dental appliances to provide you with comprehensive dental care near Bloomingdale, IL. To schedule an appointment or for information about our other My Dentist office, Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive, please give us a call at (630) 894-5180.

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