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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

 
The TAP® (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) is based on the same principle as that of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring or sleep apnea. The TAP anti-snoring device holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. It maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

The TAP anti-snoring device is comfortable and custom-made to prevent any change in teeth position or mouth structure. It is patient-adjustable, allowing for maximum comfort and effectiveness.

Nightguards

 
If you or someone you know experiences severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth. The good news is your dentist may be able to prescribe a custom-made Comfort H/S Bite Splint™, which offsets the pain caused by bruxing or grinding your teeth.

A nightguard is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made bite splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep.

Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that a simple bite splint can offset the effects of this often-subconscious habit while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.

 

Performance Enhancing Mouthwear

 

 When you train and compete, your natural reaction is to clench your jaw.  It's part of the "fight or flight" wiring of your brain.  Your clenched jaw and teeth compress your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), triggering the release of excess amounts of performance-sapping hormones (like cortisol) that produce stress, fatigue and distraction. 

 Under Armour Performance Mouthwear prevents your teeth from clenching and pivots your jaw forward to relieve the pressure on the TMJ.  Increasing strength and endurance, speeding up reaction time, and reducing stress.

 

 

 Sports Mouthguards

 
More than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year. While this number is staggering, the American Dental Association estimates that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year thanks to the use of PlaySafe® sports mouthguards.

PlaySafe is the most prescribed mouthguard in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Customized to fit your mouth, statistics show that when worn properly, a protective mouthpiece decreases the risk of injury by 99 percent.

While many sporting good stores sell mouthguards, these versions are not as effective as the PlaySafe sports mouthpiece offered by your dentist. That's because store-bought mouthguards cannot be altered and require you to keep your mouth clenched for maximum protection. PlaySafe, however, is made using an exact duplication of your mouth and will stay in place with no effort. This gives you the ability to put your attention where it belongs: on the game!

 

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