We’ve spoken quite frequently about Livonia Family Dental’s focus on holistic dental care, so it may not come as a surprise to you that even sleep disorders, like so many other problems, can be linked to your dental health.
Many dentists in the United States are trained to offer treatment or advice in controlling your sleep apnea, snoring or grinding your teeth (bruxism). Most of the time, these types of problems can be controlled with the use of a dental appliance. The appliance looks much like a mouthguard used in sports and will shift your lower jaw slightly forward. This helps to keep your airways clear while also protecting your teeth from grinding.
To create the dental appliance, we’ll first need to take an impression of your teeth and gums. Using that information, your appliance will be created in a lab to your exact specifications. A second appointment will allow us to check the fit of the appliance and make sure you’re comfortable with its use and care.