If you snore — or live with someone who does — you know how disruptive it can be. In addition to problems stemming from sleep deprivation, snoring can contribute to more serious health problems such as increased risk of stroke; diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea.
At Wellesley Dental Arts, our dentists help people every day solve their snoring problems using snore guards. Small and flexible, snore guards resemble an athletic mouthpiece and has no moving parts, masks, hoses, or batteries. All it takes one simple, painless visit. There are no needles, no drugs, no tools in your mouth. Even better, no lab work or X-rays are required.
It’s estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from the negative effects of grinding and clenching their teeth, often called bruxing. The main reason people clench and grind their teeth is due to stress. Clenching and grinding not only causes excessive wear on your teeth, but the activity can also cause your facial and neck muscles to become sore.
At Wellesley Dental Arts, our experienced dentists can fit you with night guards — plastic mouthpieces that fit over your upper and lower teeth — to lessen the damaging effects of clenching or grinding your teeth. Night guards can also correct your bite by placing your teeth in their correct position.
If you, or your kids play sports, you need a properly fitted sports guard to protect against damage to your teeth and dental work. After all, a single blow to your mouth can easily cause tooth fracture, tooth dislodgement, or damage to your crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.
All it takes to protect your teeth is one simple, painless visit. There are no needles, no drugs, no tools in your mouth. Even better, no lab work or X-rays are required.
To find out how sports guards can protect your teeth, please contact our Wellesley dentist office today.
“TMJ” stands for the Temporomandibular joints, which are the small joints in front of each ear that attach your lower jaw to your skull. They allow you to open and close your mouth, chew, speak, and swallow.
There are different types of TMJ problems that respond to different methods of treatment. The multi-specialty dentists at Wellesley Dental Arts are highly skilled in treating TMJ and can create a custom appliance to help alleviate your pain. There are no needles, no drugs, no tools in your mouth, just a proven solution to your TMJ symptoms.
To learn more about TMJ and to schedule a consultation, please request an appointment with our skilled team today.