Not only do we take care of your oral health, but Omni Dental also creates solutions to take care of your body’s overall health!
Night Guards for Bruxism or Grinding/Clenching Your Teeth
Clenching or grinding your teeth once in a while typically doesn’t cause any harm. However, if this condition becomes chronic, it can damage your teeth and lead to other oral health complications. Stress and anxiety cause people to grind their teeth during sleep. Many people don’t realize they’re grinding or clenching their teeth because it happens while they’re asleep. So how do you know?
- You awaken with a dull/constant headache.
- Your jaw is sore when you wake up.
- You awaken with neck or shoulder tension.
- Your partner tells you!
If you experience these symptoms or your partner informs you that you’re grinding your teeth at night, contact your dentist right away. Chronic grinding can lead to broken, loosening or even loss of teeth. It can even cause or worsen TMD/TMJ and alter the appearance of your face! Our experts can fit you with a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth and jaw.
Night Guard for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition where the muscles around your tongue and throat relax and the tissue blocks airflow to your lungs while you sleep. When you inhale you can’t get enough air into your lungs, which can lower the oxygen level in your blood. Your brain notices, you wake up briefly (sometimes with a snort or choke), catch your breath and fall back asleep. If left untreated, it can lead to a wide range of serious health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
If you have been diagnosed with this condition, our expert dentists can custom fit you with a mouth device that eases your lower jaw forward and keeps the airway open while you sleep.
Night Guard for TMD/TMJ
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, also called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), is a disorder that is caused by injury or damage to your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. There are several reasons why you may be experiencing TMJ syndrome, including recent teeth or jaw injuries, misalignment, arthritis, or teeth grinding at night or during the day. Symptoms of this condition include jaw discomfort, popping sounds or pain in your ears, and migraines or neck and shoulder aches.
One of the most effective treatments for TMD/TMJ is a custom fit bite appliance/splint therapy. A bite guard is a mouthpiece that can manage your bite and prevent you from grinding your teeth while you sleep. An oral splint has the same functions to protect your teeth and jaw, but is worn all the time. Both custom appliances can help put your teeth in the correct position.
With a custom mouth piece, you will experience a noticeable decrease of chronic headaches and migraines – feeling overall healthier and stronger.