At Sutherland Dental Group in Saskatoon, our dentists offer a variety of custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
To maintain excellent oral health, we need to do more than simply brush and floss. Some of us play sports, snore or clench or grind our teeth and may want to consider dental appliances to help protect and preserve our oral structures, in addition to the health of our entire bodies.
At Sutherland Dental Group, we offer dental appliances such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Not only can sleep disorders wreak havoc on your sleep cycle - they can negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their throat tissues relax and cause their airway to become blocked, producing the sound we all recognize as snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients who suffer from sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and block the airway, prompting the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Sutherland Dental Group, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to shift your lower jaw and tongue muscles so the airway can be opened. This helps improve oxygen flow and prevents you from awakening through the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Custom-made mouth guards fit over your teeth to protect them from damage. These are the types we offer:
If you 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 to protect your smile.
Do you clench your jaw as you sleep? A mouth guard can help prevent you from clenching and alleviate pain. If teeth grinding is your issue, a mouth guard can help protect your teeth from damage.