Are you grinding your teeth or snoring? Both of these automatic behaviors may appear harmless on the surface, but they have deleterious effects on your health. Snoring can be a sign of a serious health condition called sleep apnea, which is a sleep related breathing disorder that causes your body to stop breathing during sleep. It typically occurs when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway.
Teeth grinding and/or clenching causes extensive wear on your teeth, and can cause the facial muscles to overwork and becomes sore. Close to 20% of the adult population engage in this behavior as it is a common response to a stressful life.
Night Guard often lessens both of these problems. It is an oral appliance that is worn in your mouth as you sleep. It is used to move the jaw forward and/or hold the mouth open. In this way, a Night Guard correctly fitted by our team will keep you from snoring and grinding your teeth.