Dental Snore Guards
Whether it’s you or your spouse, excessive snoring could end up with one of you sleeping on the couch! Dr. Roybal offers cost-effective dental snore guards that allow you and your partner to rest comfortably—together. Dental snore guards are small, retainer-like devices that prevent soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway. This is achieved by bringing your lower jaw forward and lifting your soft palate. Depending on your condition, a dental snore guard might also be used to stop the tongue from falling back over your windpipe.
Bruxism Treatment Devices – Dental Night Guards
An estimated 40 million adults are affected by bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or clenching. Not only can this cause a bad night’s rest, it can also lead to pain and oral health problems such as:
- Worn tooth enamel
- Recessed gums
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain
- Damage to the temperomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Difficulty opening jaw
Whether it’s caused by stress, improper jaw alignment or genetics, a bruxism treatment device can ease the discomfort and eliminate the associated health risks. The Santa Fe dental office of Gabriel Roybal DDS offers a variety of bruxism treatment devices, including dental night guards. A dental night guard is a retainer-like ortho appliance designed to protect the teeth from the pressure of clenching and grinding by providing a protective cushion between the upper and lower teeth.