Occlusal guards are removable devices that fit over the teeth and are used to help prevent the wearing down of teeth during sleep due to grinding and clenching. Sometimes these guards are also worn during the day if the patient's problems are more severe than just the average teeth grinding problems. Our guards are custom fit to meet your specific concerns.
Silent Nite Snore Guard
Helping patients achieve a deeper, more satisfying night’s sleep, the Silent Nite® is flexible, thin and comfortable, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea. Silent Niteslpositions the lower jaw forward using Slide-Link connectors that are attached to upper and lower appliances. These appliances are composed of a soft inner layer with a hard, durable outer layer, both of which are BPA-free. The connectors hold the jaw in a therapeutic position as determined by the dentist. Providing adjustability, the connectors are easily interchangeable if the lower jaw needs to be repositioned.
Waterpick Water Flosser
Just brushing leaves plaque and food debris behind, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. The Waterpik® Water Flosser is the Easy and Most Effective Way to Floss. It removes the debris that brushing leaves behind, and it is clinically proven to improve oral health.
Patients with various types of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder can often benefit from Botox treatment. Much of the pain associated with TMJ Disorders is due to muscular pain from hyperactivity of the muscles of mastication. These disorders can cause significant discomfort for patients and treatment options have been limited in the past. By using Botox to relax these muscles, dentists can provide pain relief that has eluded some patients with these condition3.
Bruxism and clenching can also be minimized with Botox injections by reducing the force of the muscular contractions involved. It can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances.
Botox is helpful in reducing a high lip line or “gummy smile” without gingival surgery and crown lengthening. By relaxing the lip muscles, a lower more aesthetic smile line can be achieved in a less invasive manner. While the Botox treatments are temporary, it at least gives patients a more immediate and less aggressive treatment option.
Edentulous patients can also benefit from Botox treatment in cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased vertical dimension, and it is difficult to accommodate new dentures. Botox can be used to relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture making the transition easier and more successful.