Nightguards are designed to wear at night and protect your teeth from the damages of clenching/grinding (worn, chipped, fractured teeth/crowns), headaches (including migraines) and TMJ problems. Grinding wears away enamel and once it’s gone, it’s gone. At our office we believe there’s no reason not to have beautiful teeth at the age of 80, but it must begin by preventing wear on teeth starting years sooner.
Here at Carroll Health & Healing, our nightguards may be a little different than what you’d find elsewhere. We make “lower” nightguards. And we make them after relaxing the grinding muscles with a TENs unit. Why TENS? Our commitment to you is that we want you to “love” your nightguard. We can only get you to love it if the muscles are comfortable while wearing it. If you love it, you’re more likely going to use it. We’ve personally tried both upper and lower nightguards and there is a clear difference. For one, you can still talk while wearing a lower nightguard (allows you to wear during the day if you want to). Second, upper night guards have a higher risk of crowding the tongue. If the tongue doesn’t have room to sit in its normal spot, it has to sit further back. Uhhh, there’s an airway back there…. anyone ever heard of airway obstruction, or sleep apnea? And, get this; grinding is now considered a “red-flag” for possible sleep apnea. No kidding!
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Receiving regular dental cleanings and exams is crucial in keeping your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. This routine preventive care helps our dentist to monitor your oral health and provide prompt treatment for any developing problems.Learn More
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If your teeth are at greater risk for developing cavities, Dr. Janette Carroll can provide you with dental sealants to help block decay-causing bacteria and protect your teeth. Sealants are a fast and highly effective way to prevent tooth decay and keep your smile healthy.Learn More
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Neuromuscular DentistryWhy Trust Dr. Janette Carroll?Learn More
Dr. Janette Carroll provides neuromuscular dentistry to treat the underlying causes of pain and discomfort in your head, neck, and shoulders. Neuromuscular dentistry is helpful in treating TMJ disorders, malocclusions (bad bites), and many other problems that result from misaligned jaws.Learn More
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Our team provides ozone therapy to treat a wide range of dental problems and encourage proper healing. From simple cold sores to infections and tooth decay, ozone therapy can help you regain your oral health and wellbeing, as well as a beautiful smile!Learn More
Tooth ExtractionsWhy Trust Dr. Janette Carroll?Learn More
Like you, we are not excited about extractions, but sometimes there’s no other option. In our office, we do our fair share of extracting teeth, but if we feel you’d be better served in the hands of an oral surgeon, then we’ll refer you to them.Learn More