Although most people possess the basic care tools for their oral health, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, there are some patients who require more significant dentist-provided tools. Dental or oral appliances are small, minimally sized devices that are designed to protect or shift the mouth in specific ways. Our dentists can provide you with various types of customized devices, depending on your lifestyle and health concerns.
Wearing a night guard when you sleep can reduce the effects of nighttime clenching and grinding of the teeth, a condition that is also known as bruxism. Bruxism occurs for various reasons, making it difficult to prevent. However, a night guard offers a long-term tool for intervention, helping to reduce the effects and relieve pain. Our dentists can also offer you personalized information about other steps you can take to relieve bruxism and protect your teeth, jaw, and soft tissues from damage.
If you are completing orthodontic treatment, our dentists will recommend that you wear a retainer for a length of time after your orthodontic devices are removed. These small devices are customized to tightly fit against your teeth, helping maintain their positions. As you wear your retainer, your teeth should become more permanently positioned, allowing you to enjoy long-lasting effects from your treatment. Ask our dentists about custom retainers made from durable material and designed in a professional dental lab.
Sports Mouth Guards
If you play sports that involve a high level of risk to the head, a sports mouth guard can offer a simple solution to protect the teeth, mouth, jaws, and head. Our mouth guards are created from professional dental materials and fit to exact measurements. As a result, they stay firmly in place and allow you to breathe more easily than bulkier, over-the-counter mouth guards. If you, your child, or your entire team is looking for protection to keep you in the game no matter what comes your way, visit our experienced dentists today!
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the jaw can cause many unpleasant symptoms, such as pain in the teeth, jaw, and face, and ongoing headaches and earaches. TMD (temporomandibular disorders) refers to a range of conditions that affect the TMJ. There are many causes for TMJ, and the main tools we can use to intervene are directed at relieving TMD symptoms for virtually anyone. If you are in pain, talk to our dentists in Port Moody to learn more about having a custom TMD device created.
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