If you want to take steps to improve your smile, you can be confident in your dentist’s ability to help. Would you be surprised to hear that your dentist is also prepared to help you if you have issues connected to sleep? At our Allen, TX dental office, we can provide important support to people who have issues with snoring, including people who snore because of obstructive sleep apnea. We can also protect you against bruxism, which can have a destructive effect on your smile. In both cases, treatment can help you avoid potentially serious complications that can negatively impact your quality of life.
Putting A Stop To Persistent Snoring Troubles
If you are aware that you are snoring while you sleep, you can feel embarrassed, particularly if you share your bed with a partner. What you might not realize is that snoring might suggest a problem with obstructive sleep apnea, which interferes with your ability to properly rest at night. In addition to snoring, people with sleep apnea issues can feel groggy and disgruntled, struggle to stay focused, and even face health risks that are linked to poor sleeping. With a custom appliance, we are able to put an end to your snoring troubles, and help you rest properly. The oral appliance holds your jaw in a way that keeps your breathing passages clear, which stops you from making loud, lumbering breathing sounds. For those with sleep apnea, this also prevents sustained air flow blockages, so you once again sleep soundly.
Bruxism Can Lead To Dental Damage While You Sleep – We Can Help
If you have an issue with bruxism, which causes you to grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, you can experience frequent concerns around dental discomfort when you wake. In some cases, discomfort can be a problem throughout the day, particularly if your teeth grinding issue is linked to TMJ disorder. With a custom guard, your dentist can make sure your smile stays protected while you rest. This can protect you from potentially serious dental damage. People with untreated bruxism can wind up with chips and cracks in teeth that are serious enough to demand restorative dental work!
The Importance Of Staying Consistent With Dental Exams
At every routine dental exam, you have an opportunity to discuss all of your oral health concerns, and have ongoing issues addressed. While your dentist is certainly concerned with your oral hygiene, and the possible presence of cavities, there is more to preventive care than just worrying about tooth decay! At our practice, our goal is to make sure our patients enjoy the full support that preventive dental care can provide.
Talk To Allen Family Dental About Issues That Are Affecting Your Rest
At Allen Family Dental, patients who are concerned about sleep issues can look forward to exciting help! If you have questions about snoring and sleep apnea, or possible problems with bruxism, we are prepared to help. To make an appointment with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644.