At Marine Way Dental Centre in Burnaby South we are here to help fit you with dental appliances such as mouth guards, bite guards and snoring devices that are custom fit to your mouth.
A mouth guard or sports guard is an important device that helps protect your or your child’s teeth from damage when playing contact sports or sports where there is a risk of damage to the teeth. Generic sports guards do not always fit the mouth and may not protect the teeth properly.
At Marine Way Dental Centre, we custom fit mouth guards to fit the unique shape of your mouth. Having a custom fit mouth guard helps the device stay in and provides optimal protection. At Marine Way Dental Centre, we believe mouth guards are extremely vital when it comes to protecting your teeth. Contact us to get fitted out with your custom mouth guard today. Contact Us.
Bite guards are important dental devices that are used for a variety of reasons including the overall health of your teeth. Bite guards are often recommended to patients who experience chronic tension headaches, have TMJ, and are experiencing teeth ware, tooth pain, and tooth cracking.
These issues are often the result of teeth grinding or clenching – the bite guard helps protect the teeth from wear and tear.
The first step in creating a custom fit mouth guard or bite guard often involves dental imaging of the patient’s teeth.
After this, a mould is taken of the patient’s teeth to make sure the guard will fit snugly in the mouth. The mould or impression of the jaw will be sent to the lab where a guard is created.
The patient will generally return to the dentist for a second appointment to try out the bite/mouth guard to make sure that it fits properly and is comfortable.
Sleep apnea is a severe health condition that can obstruct the airway and can cause breathing problems while sleeping. While snoring may be harmless, it may be a symptom of sleep apnea. If you suspect that you might have sleep apnea, you should be evaluated by your dentist or health care provider. If your health care provider determines that you have sleep apnea, your dentist can fit you with a device that correctly deals with it.
If you have sleep apnea, the good news is there are devices that can help manage your symptoms and help you breathe correctly while you are asleep. A dental snoring device is a small plastic device, similar to a mouth guard that is worn at night that helps prevent the soft throat tissues from closing and obstructing the airway.
For more severe sleep apnea, your dentist or health care provider may recommend a sleep apnea device that applies continuous positive airway pressure (APAP device). The device involves a mask connected to a machine that the individual wears while sleeping to help promote breathing.
We are always accepting new patients at our office in South Burnaby. Get in touch today!