Many people seek out a dentist in hopes of finding relief from the sore jaws, headaches, and sleepless nights caused by the tooth grinding and sleep apnea. At Conlin Dentistry, we believe that dental care plays an important role in your whole-body wellness, and our night guard and snoring appliances have helped thousands of Oshawa residents improve their health. We craft custom nightguard and snoring appliances in our state-of-the-art Oshawa offices that can help you improve your sleep, eliminate morning jaw and tooth soreness, reduce headache frequency, and give your partner relief.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is being diagnosed with increased frequency in Canada. This sleep-related breathing disorder involves regular pauses in the breathing that can last from 10-30 seconds. These pauses reduce blood oxygen levels and disturb sleep as the afflicted individual wakes often and imperceptibly to regulate their breathing. Sleep apnea is associated with a number of serious health conditions, but is more commonly discussed in regards to its sleep-disruptive effect. An estimated 3% of Canadian adults have been officially diagnosed with this condition, while 1 in 4 report related symptoms and risk factors.
Get Relief with Sleep Apnea Snoring Appliances
Our sleep apnea snoring appliances reposition the lower jaw to prohibit the tongue from slipping back into the throat and restricting the air passage. These appliances are worn each night. They come in many different styles, varying from fully-adjustable models to rigid mouth guards. Though these appliances will not treat your condition, they can prevent the loud snoring inherent to obstructive sleep apnea, thereby offering serious relief both for the afflicted individual and their partner.
Bruxism refers to the unconscious clenching and grinding of the teeth, which can occur throughout the day, or more commonly while asleep. Many people may be suffering from sleep bruxism without even realizing it; for this reason, it is important to understand the nature and early symptoms of bruxism so that you can inquire about your nightguard before complications develop.
Patients suffering from bruxism may experience:
Protect Your Smile with Custom Nightguards
If you suspect that you are suffering from bruxism, then you should seek help from your dentist immediately. When left untreated, bruxism can cause a number of serious dental complications. Over time, bruxism will result in the wearing down of your natural tooth enamel. In fact, studies suggest that those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal wear per day compared to those who do not.
The Conlin Dentistry team can help keep your smile safe. Nightguards can be made of many different materials, and are also referred to as a “bite splint” or “occlusal splint.” We can equip you with a nightguard to protect your teeth and prevent any damages to your hard and soft tissues.