Dental Guards and TMJ Appliances
It’s estimated that close to 25% of adults in United States suffer from the negative effects of grinding & clenching their teeth, known as bruxism. Although stress is thought to be one of the major factors, there can be numerous other reasons why people clench & grind their teeth. Several symptoms associated with bruxism are sensitive teeth, headaches, & achy facial, jaw & neck muscles. bruxism can lead to many complications if not treated in time including loss of tooth structure &/or damage of dental restorations.
At Waltham Family Dental our experienced team can diagnose the signs of bruxism & in most cases fit you with a custom night guard fabricated on-site in a single visit. This mouthpiece is custom fit to your mouth structure & anatomy to lessen the damaging effects of bruxism.
It is estimated that up to 90% of North Americans snore. During sleep, muscles & soft tissues in the throat & mouth relax, shrinking the airway. As more air is required, soft tissues like the soft palate & uvula vibrate causing “noisy breathing” or snoring. Snoring does not only interrupt your sleep pattern, it could contribute to more long-term health concerns such as high blood pressure, damaging of arteries & the increase of a stroke. Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea. Our team can evaluate & advise you whether a small, flexible snore guard device could help you or your loved ones obtain a better, more healthful & restful sleep.
The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your lower jaw to your skull. This flexible joint enables you to open & close your mouth, talk, chew, & yawn. TMJ disorders can cause pain & discomfort in this joint as well as the muscles that control jaw movement. There are different types of disorders & treatments available in which our doctors can advise your for your unique condition, which may vary from self-care methods at home or non-invasive & invasive therapies.
Up to 30% of dental injuries in United States are related to sport activities. A sports guard fabricated by our experienced team in our on-site laboratory is custom fit to protect your smile & help prevent serious injuries.
Our custom designed sports guard absorbs & redistributes the force of your teeth, jaw & muscles.
One Convenient Location for All of Your Dental Needs
We are conveniently located on Grant Street, at the corner of Main Street (next to the post office). We have parking available on-premise.
Walk-ins & emergency visits are always welcome!
30 Grant Street
Waltham, MA 02453