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Oral Appliances in San Jose

Oral Appliances designed on models of your teeth used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time. Whether we’re treating night-time sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may aid our treatment. Canaan Dental employs a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preference

Custom-made occlusal splint oral appliances to relieve TMJ pain

An occlusal splint is a small, custom-made mouthpiece we can use to help relieve a strained TMJ. It works by simply shifting the jaw into a more relaxed and comfortable position so that the muscles can naturally reorient themselves. It can also provide a protective barrier between the teeth because TMJ problems are often associated with nocturnal teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Does your jaw frequently feel stiff or sore, or do you suffer from chronic headaches? If so, we can help you with TMJ/TMD therapy, so contact us today for an appointment.


Protect your teeth with a comfortable custom-made mouth guard

Mouth guards are used for multiple reasons, such as keeping your teeth from becoming damaged from clenching and grinding during sleep or from being damaged while playing contact sports. Dr. Chou has extensive experience in preventive dentistry and making custom fit mouth guards for his patients. He uses premium materials to better protect your teeth.

Custom Made Sports and Snore Guards

Custom sports guards designed by qualified dentists and sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication. This type of mouth guard provides the necessary thickness, custom fit, comfort and protection that is needed to reduce injury to teeth and soft tissue as well as protect the jaw during contact that may cause a concussion. Custom mouth guards designed to meet the needs of the athlete.

A snore guard is a custom-fit plastic or acrylic mouthpiece similar to a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. It keeps the upper and lower jaw in place when the throat relaxes during sleep. This allows the air passage to remain open, which may provide deep, relaxing sleep.

What does tooth whitening involve?


Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations addressed after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

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