Appliances Overview

Masters of Dentistry
Victus Dental is passionate about helping you live your best quality of life. We believe this starts with a beautiful, healthy smile. While the best thing you can do for your smile is to keep a regimented oral healthcare routine that includes brushing your pearly whites twice a day and flossing often, we know that things happen and sometimes plaque build up occurs. This is where we step into the equation. As Masters of Dentistry, we are here to help make things go right and even to help correct course when things go wrong. We’ve seen our fair share, and our team is highly trained to help our patients who are suffering from Periodontitis.
While many people may assume that dentistry focuses on the health of teeth, it really is an all-encompassing practice that caters to every part of your oral health including the gums. The two are actually closely aligned, as healthy gums are critical to healthy teeth. In fact, diseased gums not only threaten your oral health but can have an impact on your entire body.
Just like plaque can build on your teeth, the bacteria that builds plaque can infect your gums. This infection causes your gum line to recede and pull away from your teeth. This is an early stage of Periodontal disease, called Gingivitis.
Gingivitis is highly treatable and can usually be corrected with a better oral healthcare routine and a few minor lifestyle changes. However, if left untreated, diseased gums can continue to worsen and not only wreck your tissue, but cause your teeth to fall out. Healthy gums are what keep your teeth in your mouth, so a lack of gums causes a variety of issues.
This may sound far-fetched, but many Americans deal with gum disease every year. Periodontitis can even reach beyond your mouth and infect your bloodstream. This leads to serious problems such as strokes, heart disease, and more.
Don’t worry, though! As your resident Masters of Dentistry, Victus Dental has your back. We have a variety of treatments available to you to help gain back your excellent oral health. While advanced Periodontitis can be tricky, we are more than capable of easing its effects and keeping affected areas clean through periodontal therapy.

Custom-made mouthguards are made to work for you so that you don’t have to change your lifestyle to maintain a beautiful smile. These mouthguards are fitted perfectly to your teeth so that there is no discomfort or pain when you are wearing them. These guards protect your teeth from damage by acting as a cushion if anything hits your face.

Athletes may not consider a mouthguard a part of their uniform, but it should be. Even the game-winning goal isn’t worth a chipped tooth, so we suggest you come to visit us for a custom mouth guard so that you can play in style. Dental injuries can put a damper on any occasion, especially if it reverses all the hard work you’ve put into achieving the smile of your dreams.

While your top row of teeth typically bears the brunt of the force when impacted, your soft tissue, tongue, and lips can also be injured in both contact and non-contact sports alike. They can be shoved against the hard tissue of your teeth and sustain trauma if not protected by a mouthguard.

Since we all know that a beautiful smile is a healthy one, it’s important to make sure you aren’t putting any harmful bacteria in your mouth. To avoid any unwanted passengers, make sure to clean and dry your mouthguard in between uses so that it doesn’t grow bacteria and infect your pearly whites.

You have no control over what happens when your asleep, but you don’t have to worry about the negative effects of teeth clenching when wearing a nightguard. Adults and children alike are prone to involuntary teeth grinding and clenching, called Bruxism, while sleeping. These motions are very harmful to your teeth’s health because your teeth can be worn down or even cracked, causing pain and various other side effects.

Teeth clenching and grinding can even cause chronic headaches. When you are constantly pressing your teeth together, it can put pressure on your jaw and be a source of tension headaches. Luckily, when you wear a nightguard, some of the pressure can be alieved and you sleep without any aches at all, whether it be your teeth or your head.

These appliances are custom fit to your smile, so you don’t have to worry about any bulky discomfort when you’re trying to sleep. Nightguards prevent your bottom and top teeth from touching so they can’t grind or clench and cause any of these unwanted side effects.

Just as with mouthguards, it’s crucial that you keep this appliance clean. Harmful bacteria can have countless damaging effects on the mouth, with the potential to build plaque and cause gingivitis or even make you sick. You don’t want to put anything unclean in your mouth, so make sure that you brush your mouthguard frequently and let it dry out fully so that it’s not a breeding ground for more bacteria. These appliances are a wonderful tool when handled properly, so make sure you preserve your oral health by taking care of your night guards.

You deserve to rest easy and wake up to a beautiful healthy smile, so come see us today about an easy fix to improve your quality of life.

To learn more about our specialized appliances, contact our Victus Dental team for more information and to find out your next steps.