Services

Oral Appliances

Custom Mouthguards for day or night

Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive treatment for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted just for you. Whether we’re treating nighttime sleep grinding, a diagnosed case of obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems, or other jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may be a valuable complement to your treatment. We use a variety of innovative designs depending on your treatment goals and preferences.

Teeth Grinding

Some patients develop a subconscious habit of grinding their teeth, either during the day or at night. In many cases, the abrasive action occurs only during sleep, and for only a few seconds at a time. If you wake up with a sore jaw or a morning headache, chances are you are grinding your teeth during the night. In some patients, enlarged jaw muscles develop on the sides of the face from this nighttime grinding. These muscles are, ounce for ounce, the strongest in the body, which means they can do a lot of unnecessary damage.

The unusual activity not only wears down teeth and strains the overworked muscles, but compressive forces can also damage the complex jaw joints on one or both sides. Damage to the joints may lead to arthritic changes, chronic pain, and popping or clicking. Once these changes settle in, reversing their condition may become impossible.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. The risk of a heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder, and 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with sleep apnea before having a stroke.

OSA is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep due to a blockage in the airway. Obstructions occur when throat muscles, the tongue, tonsils, or the soft palate relax and cover the airway, preventing breathing. The obstruction results in a severe drop in blood oxygen levels throughout the night.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends oral appliances as primary therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for patients with severe sleep apnea who can’t tolerate CPAP treatment.

Patient Reviews

Our patients are our biggest fans. Here are a few highlights from our public reviews.

toni fragala
toni fragala
July 13, 2022.
The whole office is very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be making this our new dentist!
Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson
July 13, 2022.
I was very blessed with my visit to this facility. I was met by friendly staff and they had already done the insurance work that needed to be done. In the chair very friendly dental assistants and information sharing was better then any place I have been before. After the exam there was Infomation shared and suggestions made. My past experiences with dentist were pushing to get work done and I was so blessed I was given a choice as to how to proceed. Thank you
erika goethe
erika goethe
July 11, 2022.
Just love Marianne and Dr. Elizabeth!
Ana Tomchek
Ana Tomchek
July 11, 2022.
Everyone is super friendly and courteous! I loved the doctor too! She was very nice and courteous, answered all my questions and was very informative! Great place all around!
Carol Jacobson
Carol Jacobson
July 11, 2022.
Excellent maintenance care of oral health. Good communication.
SHERRIE TUCKER
SHERRIE TUCKER
July 8, 2022.
This is my regular dentist, so I already like them, a lot. But today I had a low-level emergency and they got me right in and took care of me. Super happy to call this place "My Dentist Office."
Tim Blackburn
Tim Blackburn
July 8, 2022.
Great experience, excellent care and they make you feel very comfortable. Dr. McCourt is excellent. I'm very happy I chose this dental office.
Jaysen Fails
Jaysen Fails
July 7, 2022.
I have always received the best care at Arrowhead.
Tami Lane
Tami Lane
July 7, 2022.
My dentist office is closed for the week and was referred to Arrowhead Family Dentistry. While I didn’t have any work done, they were able to get me in right away for ab exam. Dr. K was very nice and got right to the point. Appreciate Dr. K and staff for helping me out.

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Location

7777 W Deer Valley Rd #160

Peoria, AZ 85382

Hours

Monday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday
(by appt.) 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED