At Hilltop Dental in Duncan, our dentists offer 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 just brush and floss. Dental appliances can help us preserve and protect our oral structures and our overall health.
For those of us who play sports, who snore or clench or grind our teeth can help preserve and protect our oral structures with a dental appliance.
Hilltop Dental provides dental appliances such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices to protect and improve your oral health.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep cycle and have a negative impact on your physical health and wellbeing.
In patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and block the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Hilltop Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath and prevents 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.
Whether you play sports and need protection during the game, or you grind your teeth at night, causing headaches and jaw pain, mouth guards can help defend your teeth so they stay strong and safe.
- Sports Guards
We encourage our patients to stay active and enjoy the sports and physical activity they love. If you are hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard acts a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your oral health.
With proper storage and diligent care, your mouth guard will prevent injuries such as chipped or fractured teeth, and gut lips or gums for many seasons to come.
- Night Guards
A mouth guard will help protect your teeth and enamel from damage if you grind your teeth during sleep.
If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will also help keep you from clenching by acting as a barrier or cushion, and provide some pain relief from headaches, aching jaws and associated pain.