Edmund Dentist Announces Mouthguard Service
Precision Dental Center recently announced the availability of advanced types of dentist Mouthguards in Edmond. Precision Dental Center is a highly regarded hub of advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry services in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
“Most people think of mouthguards as something that only protects the teeth in contact sports such as football, basketball, and boxing, but that’s a very limited understanding of what mouthguards can do for dental patients,” advises Midwest City dentist, Dr. Dr. Tennille Cheek-Covey, who has received a Certificate of Recognition for High Achievement from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities. “It also solves problems such as teeth grinding, sleep apnea, and even decreased athletic performance.”
A mouthguard can be used to treat a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition occurs when the patient’s airway completely collapses during sleep, which blocks the airflow into the lungs. Because the lack of oxygen can cause the patient to wake up every time the problems occur, this can result in chronic sleepiness during the day. The oxygen deprivation can cause also hypertension, a heart attack, or a stroke.
But if OSA has been diagnosed, a special mouthguard installed by a dentist can help. “We can put in a mouthguard that repositions parts of the jaw and mouth so that the air can now flow more freely through the patient’s throat,” says Oklahoma dentist, Dr. Cheek-Covey. “We can work with the patient’s doctor in monitoring the response of the teeth and jaws during the process.”
Teeth grinding is also another common problem, and it may lead to a need for a prosthodontist to replace the damaged teeth and a periodontist to examine the damage to the gums. But Precision Dental Center can also treat this condition with a mouthguard.
“The mouthguard can simply be worn during sleep, and the patient’s teeth are protected,” says Midwest City cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cheek-Covey. “And a dentist from our clinic can fix the damage already done by the teeth-grinding with crowns, inlays, and onlays.”
The Under Armour mouthguard is also available from Precision Dental Center. “When people during sports or exercise clench their jaw, they release hormones called cortisol that decreases athletic performance,” explains Dr. Cheek-Covey. “The mouthguard pivots the jaw forward, which prevents the teeth from clenching.”
The Under Armour mouthguard comes in two varieties. One is lighter and meant for non-contact sports. The other is meant for contact sports and can also protect the teeth from impact. For further information on mouthguards, contact Precision Dental Center.
About Castle Communication Systems:
Precision Dental Center is a renowned dental clinic with the expertise and equipment to handle the dental needs of each member of the family. They are located at 800 S Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130, United States and can be reached by phone at (405) 458-5242. To learn more, visit the Precision Dental Center website at precisiondentalcenter.com.
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