Mouth guards are an effective treatment for a number of dental conditions, from chronic teeth grinding to sleep disorders. If you’re in need of a mouth guard, schedule a visit with the professionals at Smile Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia. Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, provide their patients with high-quality, comfortable mouth guards that get them feeling better again. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
A mouth guard is an oral appliance that you wear over your teeth as a treatment for a variety of conditions. At Smile Dental Clinic, mouth guards are most often prescribed to treat sleep apnea or bruxism (the habitual grinding or clenching of your teeth).
Smile Dental Clinic’s mouth guards are custom-made for your particular smile. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that’s shipped to a lab, where your mouth guard is designed to fit comfortably on your teeth and hug every nook, cranny, and contour of your smile.
If left untreated, chronic grinding or clenching of your teeth can hurt your health in a number of ways, like:
Don’t let your teeth grinding lead affect your quality of life. Let your Smile Dental Clinic dentist ease your symptoms with a mouth guard today!
A mouth guard keeps your teeth separated when you sleep at night. While this doesn’t actually stop you from grinding or clenching your teeth, it does provide a softer surface for your teeth to rub against, which significantly reduces the amount of damage that your grinding can cause.
Sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that deprives your body and brain of oxygen. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a number of short-term complications, such as:
If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, schedule an appointment immediately with Smile Dental Clinic to have it treated.
The mouth guards that Smile Dental Clinic prescribes for its sleep apnea patients are designed to open up your throat and keep your airway unobstructed. They do this by keeping your lower jaw pushed slightly forward and your tongue slightly elevated, which restores the free flow of oxygen into your system while you sleep.
To learn more about how Smile Dental Clinic can use mouth guards can treat your bruxism or sleep apnea, schedule an appointment today. You can call the office or book your visit online.