Biteguards/Sports Guards/ Anti-Snoring

Sports Mouthguard shown in "confetti"

Bruxism is the unconscious habit of grinding and clenching of teeth.  A simple solution to prevent the damage caused by these actions is to wear a bite guard.  They can be made so that they are only a few millimeters thick.  They are stong enough to protect the teeth, and comfortable enough to use while sleeping.

A professionally made athletic mouthguard provides more protection than a store bought “boil-and bite”.  It will also stay in your mouth when you do get hit.  Each guard is custom fit to the patient.  It can be made in your school colors, and different strenghts are available from light (basketball) to heavy (boxing).

An oral device, which positions the lower jaw forward, can be used to prevent snoring.  It helps prevent the tongue from falling back and blocking the airway.  Dr. Coates can also make appliances to decrease some types of sleep apnea.

Anti-snoring device