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.
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.
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.
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.