Dental protection is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Get the protection you need with our help.
Certain habits, such as grinding teeth or engaging in highly physical activity and sports, can put your smile at risk. Good thing there is a simple and effective solution – a custom-made mouthguard or nightguard. At Schaefer Denture Clinic, our experienced denturists can help create the right dental device for your needs, ensuring that you receive the protection and comfort you deserve.
Customized to suit your need, shape, and size at any age, every mouthguard and protector we create is tailor-made to fit, treat, and protect you.
Any sport is an area of high unpredictability. Minimize injury from contact or collision with a sports guard.
Close or physical contact in sports make you prone to injury, especially around the face. A blow to the head or a serious fall can cut lips, bruise gums, even knock a tooth or two out of place.
A Sports Guard acts as a barrier between heavy movements around the jaw area. Among all the types of protectors, a sports guard is designed for frequent wear. It typically covers the teeth to protect it from chipping, fracturing or breaking and from further damage to the oral cavity. Not only is it used to shield the teeth, it also cushions the entire mouth in case of impact.
A nightguard can correct jaw clenching and sleep-related movement such as Bruxism or teeth grinding.
There are several reasons behind why some tend to gnash, clench or grind their teeth. Bruxism is a condition of teeth grinding that happens when you are awake or asleep. Frequent scraping of the teeth wears down enamel, causing pain and sensitivity. If unchecked, discomfort around the jaw, face, and neck can happen.
While minor symptoms can be controlled, wearing a Nightguard for severe cases is a preventive and corrective measure. A nightguard is molded to follow the shape of your natural bite. When worn, its material acts to keep your jaw slightly open to minimize contact between the upper and lower teeth. Advisably, replace your nightguard every 2-3 years to ensure its continued work of alignment and pain relief.
Improve sleep and airflow wherein the body
can fully relax with the use of a snore
Rest is what the body needs for its recovery and healing. When it gets disrupted through conditions such as severe snoring or sleep apnea, its long-term effects may harm overall health. While sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder, it resembles severe snoring that causes a sleeping person to temporarily stop breathing. In this state, where one area of the body relaxes, the other constricts and works overtime to keep oxygen flowing.
The use of a Snore Guard allows the body to follow natural sleeping and resting patterns. Similar to how a nightguard works, a snore guard pulls the lower jaw slightly forward and open. This process allows the tongue and throat tissues to soften and relax while maintaining proper airflow for a restorative, and restful sleep.
Get into the habit of keeping your dental appliance long-lasting with a proper
maintenance and care routine.
Immediately after wearing, thoroughly rinse your mouth guard with warm water. An additional step is to lightly brush it to remove debris and reduce plaque buildup.
Damp and enclosed conditions are breeding grounds for bacteria. It is important to let a newly washed mouthguard ventilate and dry up before storing it away or using it again.
A clean case for your mouthguard is sanitary and protects it from warping from exposure to steam or humidity. Plus, it makes it easy to spot if you have accidentally lost your guard.
Rinsing and brushing can sometimes miss some stubborn spots. Soak your mouthguard in a diluted solution of water and denture cleaner for at least 30 minutes then brush it thoroughly, at least once every week.
At Schaefer Denture Clinic, we are in the service to provide the best dental and oral health solutions for all. As our patient, we are open to any questions regarding estimates and fees to properly treat and care for you.