Our teeth are subjected to tremendous forces every day from regular chewing, speaking or habits such as grinding, nail biting and more.
Unlike the other hard structures of the human body like bones or nails, the tooth is not able to heal. This means that any damage, such as cracks or chips to the tooth, is permanent and irreversible.
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause our teeth to suffer from premature wear. Therefore, it is important that we identify and treat them early.
The sports mouth guard is worn to protect the teeth against any damage that might happen during sports. A sports guard from the dentist is custom fitted to ensure a well fitting guard that is comfortable and which will not loosen during activity.
Especially recommended for contact sports such as soccer, football, boxing etc. or any other activity where trauma is possible
Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. Doctors usually can’t detect the condition during routine office visits. Also, no blood test can help diagnose the condition.
Most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses.
When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone. For example, small children who have enlarged tonsil tissues in their throats may have obstructive sleep apnea.
Source: National Hearth, Lung and Blood Institute USA (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea)