Postle Dental Group

Oral Appliances

Diagnosing bruxism

Night Guard for Jaw Pain/TMJ issues

Have you been told you grind your teeth at night or wake up with a sore jaw?  Do you notice yourself clenching your jaw, especially during times of increased stress?  Do you have frequent headaches?  It is estimated that nearly 20% of adults clench or grind their teeth, a condition known as bruxism.  An occlusal guard, also known as a night guard, is a removable appliance that is custom made to fit over your teeth and is used to help prevent the continued wear of your teeth and alleviate the sore and painful muscles that are associated with bruxism.


What is snoring and apnea?

Snoring

Snoring, or living with someone who snores can be extremely disruptive.  Not only are there problems that stem from the sleep deprivation associated with snoring, but snoring can also contribute to more serious health problems.  Some of these include an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, risk of stroke and heart disease.  A custom made snore guard can help to minimize snoring and help you and your loved ones achieve a healthy, peaceful night sleep.


Preventative mouthguards

Athletic Mouth Guards

The American Dental Association has estimated that roughly 200,000 injuries in high school and college football alone have been prevented by athletes wearing mouth guards.  While over the counter mouth guards are often uncomfortable and bulky, a custom made athletic mouth guard is more comfortable and provides the optimum protection for athletes of all ages.