Bite Splints & Snore Guards
Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration. Meanwhile, snoring can impact the quality of your own sleep and that of those around you. To help our patients avoid this, we customize snore guards and bite splints to their bite. Snore prevention mouth pieces look similar to bite splints but instead of acting as a cushion or spacer, they keep the lower jaw forward, thereby increasing the airway opening.
What are the causes of teeth grinding?
Stress or anxiety
Obstructive sleep apnea
Certain medications or recreational drugs
What are the causes of snoring?
Sleeping on your back
Decreased airway space
Large tonsils or a long soft palate