Do you grind your teeth or snore when you sleep? Both of these involuntary behaviors may appear harmless at first glance, but they have deleterious effects on your health. Snoring can be a sign of a serious health condition called sleep apnea: a sleep-related breathing disorder that causes your body to stop breathing during sleep. It typically occurs when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway.
Teeth grinding or clenching causes extensive teeth abrasion, and can also cause the facial muscles to overwork and become sore. Close to 20% of the adult population is afflicted with these harmful behaviors, as they are common responses to a stressful life. Night Guard, an oral appliance worn in the mouth during sleep, can lessen both of these problems. It is used to move the jaw forward and hold the mouth open. In this way, a Night Guard correctly fitted by our team will keep you from snoring and grinding your teeth.