Most people think that snoring is a slightly annoying but generally harmless unconscious act that you can’t control. Unfortunately, sleep and/or anxiety disorders that result in problems like snoring and teeth grinding can actually have significant negative effects on your dental and oral health. Fortunately, though, Quay Dental in Sydney CBD can help with a mouthguard, splint, or snoring device.
Grinding your teeth at night can cause major damage, and over-the-counter mouthguards are too flimsy and do not fit your mouth properly to allow you to get a good night’s sleep. However, at Quay Dental, we offer custom-made mouthguards for both adults and children to fit perfectly with your bite pattern and allow you to rest without wearing down your teeth.
If you suffer from bruxism (unconscious teeth grinding), either while you’re asleep or during your waking hours, you splint therapy may be the right solution for you. Dental splints are specifically made to absorb the force as you bite down and grind your teeth. Splints are much finer than mouthguards, and many patients prefer them to help relax their jaw muscles and relieve other symptoms of grinding.
Snoring often occurs when the nasal passages are blocked and cannot pass enough air to the lungs while you sleep. This causes you to breathe with your mouth open, passing more air over your teeth, drying your mouth out, and allowing bacteria to grow. Snoring isn’t just annoying for your spouse; it’s also dangerous to your dental health. Talk with one of our qualified Sydney dentists about a snoring device that may provide you with better, quieter sleep without any danger to your teeth and gums.
For more information on how mouthguards, splints, or snoring devices may help you and your teeth, call our office in Sydney at 02 9241 2038 today, or fill out our convenient online contact form.