Snore Guards, Night Guards, and Sports Guards in Monroe, MI
Does your partner’s snoring keep you awake all night? Do you wake up with pain in your shoulder or neck because you grind your teeth while you sleep? Are you an athlete who’s looking for the ultimate protection for your mouth?
We are always looking for updated technology to address the problems that affect your oral health as well as your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a solution for any of these issues, you may be surprised to learn that we can provide treatment for each that is tailored to fit your needs.
Snore Guards for a Good Night’s Sleep
As annoying as snoring can be, it can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious health problem. Sleep apnea patients suffer from an obstructed airway, which prevents oxygen from flowing freely through their nose and mouth.
Since breathing is restricted, your body has to wake itself up to start breathing again. Because this can happen many times during the night, patients with sleep apnea often find that they are fatigued during the day.
Sleep apnea is a serious medical problem that should be treated immediately. Recent research suggests it can contribute to complications like high blood pressure and strokes. However, it’s important to note that snoring does not always indicate sleep apnea, so the first step is to talk to your doctor.
If we find that your snoring is not caused by severe sleep apnea, we will create a customized night guard that moves your jaw slightly forward and can reduce or eliminate snoring. We will work closely with your physician to determine if this is the best approach for you.
A Simple Teeth Grinding Solution
Teeth grinding often occurs while you sleep, so you may not be aware that it’s happening. Common signs that you grind your teeth during sleep are chronic headaches and pain in your jaw, neck, or shoulders.
In some cases, these symptoms can be so severe that they impact your quality of life. But we offer treatment options at our Monroe dental office that can protect your oral health and eliminate painful symptoms that disrupt your life.
After evaluating your situation, we will create a custom-made night guard that will provide the relief you need. The appliance is designed to allow your upper and lower jaw to come together without tooth contact. This prevents teeth grinding, eliminates chronic discomfort, and restores the normal movement of your jaw.
Sports Guards for Your Protection
Statistics indicate that almost 40% of dental injuries occur while playing sports. Of all dental trauma involving sports, 80% affect at least one of the front teeth. Considering this, it’s easy to see why it’s important for you and your child to wear athletic mouth guards during sports.
Custom athletic mouth guards available at our Monroe dental office have an advantage over store-bought “boil and bite” mouth guards. Our mouth guards are sturdy and customized to fit your mouth perfectly without affecting your performance.
Treatments That Enhance Your Lifestyle
We want to help you find solutions that protect your health and improve your quality of life. Sleep apnea and teeth grinding can certainly have an impact on your life as well as your oral health. Protecting your teeth with an athletic mouth guard is a common sense approach for keeping your teeth healthy and intact.
If you are interested in getting more information about the various types of mouth guards we offer, please contact our office.