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Dental Appliances

At Driftwood Dental in Smithers, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.

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Dental Appliances, Smithers Dentist

What is a Dental Appliance?

To maintain excellent oral health, we need to do much more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who clench or grind our teeth, snore during sleep or play sports, dental appliances can help protect and preserve our oral structures, as well as the health of our entire bodies. 

At Driftwood Dental, we offer dental appliances – including sleep apnea devices and mouth guards – to help improve and protect the health of your teeth and gums.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances

Sleep disorders can wreak havoc on your sleep, and negatively impact your overall physical health and wellbeing.

In patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to become blocked, producing the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat-tissues relax to such an extent as to obstruct the airway, prompting the brain to wake them up to breathe. 

At Driftwood Dental, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to shift the lower jaw and tongue muscles, unblocking the airway. This helps improve your airflow and prevents you from waking up throughout the night, so you get a more restful sleep - and the health benefits that come with it.

Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards 

We offer custom-made mouth guards that are worn over your teeth to protect them from damage. 

Sports Guards

If you take a hit to the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard can provide a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth, to protect your smile.

Night Guards

Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? A mouth guard will help protect your teeth from potential damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard can also help prevent you from clenching and alleviate associated pain.

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Smithers? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started. 

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