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OSO Orthopaedic Mouth Guard

Our body’s nervous system is geared to bring our teeth together everytime we eat and everytime we swallow, and it is the muscular complex of the head and neck which allows this to happen.

This delicate muscular balance can be thrown into turmoil by a host of developmental factors.

It is estimated 80-90% of the population have some degree of this resulting jaw mis-alignment.

The nervous system’s answer to this resultant loss of muscular harmony is to do everything possible to ensure the teeth can come together to eat – this basic instinct ensures survival of the species.

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Unfortunately the side-effects of “dragging” the jaws into this mis-aligned bite every time we eat and swallow can include:

  • Increased residual muscular tension
  • Balance issues
  • Postural/skeletal problems
  • Muscular metabolic fatigue
  • Compromised airway function
  • Left/Right side muscular imbalances
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscular pain/spasm
  • Increased injury incidence
  • Poor core stability
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These problems begin in the head, neck, jaw complex but quickly have a domino effect down throughout the body.

The OSO device is an orthopaedic appliance worn on the upper or lower teeth and is created utilising nerve stimulation which relaxes the muscles of the head, neck, shoulders and back down throughout the body. It is thought, that when worn, the OSO puts you in and maintains your optimal genetic position which carries over directly to quality of life and elite sports performance.

If you would like to find out more about the OSO and how it may help you, call us on 029 2084 3658 or contact us today using our online enquiry form.

To all our patients

Following an announcement by the Chief Dental Officer for Wales, we are delighted to inform you that we will be seeing patients again on July 2nd.

We hope that you and your family are well. The whole country has been through a lot over the last few months and we all look forward to returning to normality. Whilst somethings have changed, one thing remains constant; our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been of prime importance at the White’s Dental Centre as you will have seen during your appointments over the years. Our infection control processes are designed so that your dental care is safe and comfortable. We are writing to tell you about some of the procedures we have in place at the moment to ensure you receive the highest quality care.

As always, our practice conforms to all the regulations and guidelines published by the official healthcare bodies in Wales.

You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made those changes to protect you and ourselves. For example:

We will phone you before your appointment to ask some screening questions You will be asked again at your appointment On arrival please wait in the porch or your car and phone us We will invite you in and take you straight up to the surgery Please allow for social distancing Attend alone if possible Please limit belongings such as bags and coats Please wear a mask to the practice Please use the sanitizer after entering We have temporarily removed magazines and suspended the complimentary coffee facility Our toilets are for urgent use only We must stress that these are temporary measures to help keep us all safe.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We thank you for your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you soon.

With very best wishes,

Matthew and Pamela White and all our staff.