At Brooks Landing Dental in Nanaimo, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
We need to do more than just brush and floss to maintain excellent oral health. Those of us who play sports, grind or clench our teeth, or snore can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and our overall health, with dental appliances.
Brooks Landing Dental offers 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
In addition to disrupting your sleep, sleep disorders can 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 all recognize as snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues relax more than needed and obstruct the airway, prompting the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Brooks Landing Dental, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles so the airway is opened. This helps improve your airflow and prevents you from waking through the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards which fit over your teeth and protect them from damage.
If you take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard protects your smile by acting as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth.
Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? A mouth guard will help protect your teeth from injury. If jaw clenching is your issue, a mouth guard can prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.