At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates in Vernon, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health is more than just practicing good oral hygiene. For those patients who play sports, clench or grind their teeth or snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect the oral structures, and their overall health.
Dental appliances offered at Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – can be used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
If you frequently grind your teeth during sleep, a well-fitting night guard (also referred to as a brux guard or grinding appliance) can help protect your teeth from damage due to bruxism. If you tend to clench your jaw while sleeping, a mouth guard will also help to prevent the jaw damage and pain caused by clenching.
Depending on your diagnosis and symptoms, you may wear your guard regularly at night, nightly during periods of stress, or during the day when you are feeling stressed.
Your dentist can fit you with a custom-made night guard. During a dental appointment, your dentist can take a digital scan of your teeth to ensure a snug fit - as well as a tranquil night's rest.
At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates, we are passionate believers in the value of sports to provide hours of fun and physical activity. We want you to enjoy your time on the court, field or rink, without worrying about damaging your teeth if your mouth comes into contact with another person or object.
A sports guard can help to protect your smile from impact by providing a cushioning barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth. If you play contact sports, protect your mouth - wear a custom-fitted sports guard.
Your dentist can fit you with a custom-made sports guard, so you can keep your head in the game - and your teeth safe.