Our team at Taylor Dental can help you protect your teeth, even when you’re not at our office. There are many less-than-obvious hazards that can threaten teeth. People who participate in sports or vigorous activities run the risk of receiving blunt trauma to the teeth and face. There are several custom options that can be recommended to offer the highest level of protection based on your specific needs. To take care of this specialized appliance, all you need to do is rinse it with cool water and use a mild soap to kill any lingering harmful bacteria.
Sports mouth guards are removable appliances that protect your teeth and gums from impact whether you are playing scoring goals or shooting baskets. The best appliances are ones that were made with you in mind, and that’s why this specialized mouthguard is made to fit snugly over your teeth so that you don’t have to worry about it slipping or rubbing against your mouth.
Beyond a perfect fit, the PlaySafe® Mouthguards are custom fabricated and available in six levels of protection. This means that you are benefitting from the best protection dentistry has available. To make this mouthguard truly customized to you, you can even choose the color or sports team logo. This way, you can show your personality while showing off your skills!
It’s normal for children and adults alike to clench their teeth while sleeping. However, if you clench and grind your teeth chronically to the point where it causes you to have headaches when you wake up, it may be something that needs to be solved with a nightguard. If you often wake up with a sore jaw or even a chipped tooth, you may be suffering from Bruxism. Put simply, bruxism is the grinding of teeth.
Bruxism can look like many things but is often characterized by chronic grinding, chipped teeth, and consistent headaches. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer through these pains alone. As your dental professionals, we are committed to helping you maintain your oral health as well as your overall health, even while sleeping. We offer nightguards to our patients who suffer from constant teeth grinding every night.
Nightguards are used to reduce the impact this condition has on your teeth and allow you to get a good night’s rest without risking a chipped tooth. They resemble a retainer and fit comfortably over your teeth so that you’re unable to grind them without feeling any discomfort due to a new appliance.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is the blockage of airflow during sleep. This is caused by the muscles that support the tongue relaxing into a position where your tongue blocks your airflow and your ability to breathe regularly when sleeping. We have a series of steps we take to assist in the process of diagnosis, including an at-home sleep test and an in-office sleep evaluation.
If we determine that you would benefit from an oral appliance or oral mandibular advancement device, we will fit you for it in-office. Once you are fitted for this device it will keep your tongue from blocking your airways and allow for unobstructed breathing while sleeping. This appliance is ideal for victims of OSA who can’t tolerate the CPAP machine that is commonly administered to Sleep Apnea patients. You deserve to sleep better without worrying about your breathing, and we’re here to help.
Sometimes, the snore does not mean more. You may just be experiencing the relaxation of muscles that comes when you are in a deep sleep. In this state, your airways may constrict and the soft tissue in the back of your throat will begin vibrating. This turbulence makes the snoring sound we so often hear. A snoring device will move your jaw forward, therefore widening your airway and reducing the vibration in the back of your throat.
We offer these appliances because we believe that they have the ability to improve your quality of life and help you easily maintain your oral health. Whether it be protecting your pearly whites while you score the game-winning goal or opening up our airways to promote restful and safe sleep, we have the perfect device for you. If you are interested in learning more about these appliances, you can contact our team or schedule a consultation to discuss your options.