Preventative dental care plays an integral role in the continuing care of our patients. These measures are taken to maintain excellent oral health as well as to allow for early intervention, which would minimize the impact of any setbacks should they occur. We feel very strongly about the importance of preventative care and are always happy to discuss the benefits of a proactive regimen.
Oral appliances are a comfortable, non-invasive, and portable option for patients who snore or who suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They are worn in the mouth, and gently pull the lower jaw forward in order to open the airway, allowing for better air flow.
At McCabe Family Dentistry, we offer the Panthera appliance, which is a lightweight, custom-fitted appliance that ensures maximum comfort to the patient.
Patients who are interested in sleep apnea or snoring appliances must first see their physician and have a sleep assessment performed to determine if they may benefit from an oral appliance. While highly effective, oral appliances are not a replacement for a CPAP, although they may sometimes be used in combination with each other. If you are interested in oral sleep appliances, contact us at 613-389-2999 for an assessment today!