Did you know that 33% of traumatic teeth injuries are sport related?At Skye Dental, we create custom mouthguards in Brisbane that are ideal for your sporting needs. Sport mouthguards are an essential accessory for children or adults who participate in any contact sports. Mouthguards are especially important for young children, as your child’s teeth and jaw is still setting.
A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by any contact to the mouth. Without a mouthguard, this contact can cause serious tooth or jaw injuries, which can cause severe pain and leave you out of pocket in the long run. Although you can buy ready-made or pharmacy grade mouthguards, they are often loose and not adapted to your mouth shape. This may cause the teeth to move if trauma is experienced to the face.
Dental mouthguards and splints are gold standard in the industry to treat symptoms of teeth clenching and grinding (also known as Bruxism). Generally only worn at night time, these dental devices can help to reduce symptoms that can result from bruxism.
Some people are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth; this can be picked up by a visit to the dentist. It can help prevent future damage to the teeth, as well as adverse side effects from this detrimental long-term habit.
Many people suffer from snoring or poor sleep. This can sometimes be Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA). Oral appliances are one of the options that you can use to treat mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea as well as snoring. They are also called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA).
At Skye Dental, a sleep device can be custom made to help!Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very prevalent condition, which can cause people to stop breathing hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleeping, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airways.
As a result, repeated breathing recesses occur, which reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by awakenings that can disturb sleep. Common signs of sleep apnea include snoring and gasping or choking sounds during sleeping. The same with snoring, sleep apnea is more common in men, but it can occur in women as well, especially around menopause. Having excess body weight, a narrow airway or misaligned jaw all increase risk of sleep apnea.
Treating obstructive sleep apnea is important to your overall health. If left untreated, sleep apnea can sometimes causes excessive sleepiness or fatigue, as well be related to morning headaches. Untreated sleep apnea can potentially raise your risk for serious health problems. These include:
High blood pressure
Chronic acid reflux
Severe, untreated sleep apnea can even increases your risk of death.
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