Your oral health is not just limited to your teeth and gums. The health of your jawbone and jaw muscles is equally important, and multiple conditions can occur if your jaw is experiencing problems. Migraines can occur as you grind or clench your teeth, putting strain and pressure on your jaw muscles, which are connected to muscles in your skull. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of these joints that can be damaged. Snoring is common amongst those who have misaligned jaws, which often causes the soft tissues in your throat to collapse as you sleep, blocking your airway and making it difficult to breathe.
At the dental office of Marvin Herschfus Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we take the health of your entire smile seriously. To help treat both migraines and snoring, as well as any other jaw-related problems, we provide custom-made dental appliances to correct your jaw alignment and protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. The most common dental appliance we use is an NTI appliance. An NTI appliance is made of a strong, durable plastic and fits snugly over your front teeth to release tension in your muscles. NTI appliances are comfortable to wear and easy to use. For more information on snoring and migraine treatment in Berkley, Michigan, please contact our caring dentist and dental team today.