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Many sufferers of sleep apnea are prescribed a CPAP machine for nighttime treatment. This machine forces air into the mouth through a mask that is worn while sleeping. While this treatment is usually effective, it can be too cumbersome for some patients. Often, Dr. Cory Gaunt can prescribe a much less invasive solution for sleep apnea treatment in Spokane. Downriver Smiles provides custom mouthguards for sleep apnea treatment.

Most patients with sleep apnea have excess tissue that partially blocks their airway while sleeping, which causes snoring and sleep apnea. A custom mouthguard that holds the jaw in a certain position keeps the airway open, allowing the patient to breathe normally without restrictions. This simple solution for sleep apnea is easier to endure than a mask over the face, and it is much more affordable.

Dr. Gaunt uses our 3D cone beam scanner to obtain precise digital images of your mouth and jaw, which are then used by the dental lab to create your custom mouthguard, or nightguard. When it is ready, Dr. Gaunt will be sure the fit is comfortable and instruct you on how to wear the nightguard and how to keep it clean and sanitized.

Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding

Custom nightguards can also be a great relief for those who snore or grind their teeth at night. This is something that may bother your sleep partner more, as they are usually the ones awakened by your noisy nocturnal habits. Plus, teeth grinding wears down the enamel on your teeth and can lead to oral problems like tooth decay and jaw misalignment.

Relief from snoring and teeth grinding, as well as treatment for sleep apnea, are all benefits of custom-designed and created nightguards from Downriver Smiles. Many of our Spokane patients have been able to improve their sleep and overall health by using a custom mouthguard while sleeping at night.

If you or a loved one snore, grind teeth at night or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, contact us at Downriver Smiles. We can determine in a private consultation if a custom mouthguard would help the condition.


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Pat ShelleyPat Shelley
02:13 02 Dec 23
Thoroughly professional.
Cheryl LaneCheryl Lane
02:15 01 Dec 23
William BurgermyerWilliam Burgermyer
02:15 30 Nov 23
Very professional and caring people
Ted AkedTed Aked
02:59 29 Nov 23
Nice pleasant office, no pressure, friendly gentle cleaning! Thanks!
Michael DealMichael Deal
02:43 29 Nov 23
I really appreciated the detail explanation of the services. Truly welcoming.
Rachael PetersonRachael Peterson
01:53 19 Oct 23
Dr. Gaunt is the best! This is the first dentist that I have had a good experience with. I had a root canal done and was so nervous, they made me comfortable and had it done within an hour. I would definitely recommend Downriver smiles!
Vyrdi OVyrdi O
04:26 10 Oct 23
I had the worst dental anxiety before going to Dr. Gaunt years ago- to the point I let my teeth go until they were breaking, in need of numerous fillings, root canals, and extractions. Dr. Gaunt was by far the best dentist I have ever had; he explained everything in as much detail as I required, made me comfortable with any procedure and has won my and my family's business throughout the years with his excellent care and demeanor. Dr. Gaunt and all his wonderful staff are a joy to work with and I can guarantee our continued visits in the years to come for any work my family requires. Thank you Downriver Smiles staff!
Cinda SchusterCinda Schuster
16:04 28 Sep 23
Dr Gaunt is a great dentist. I have been seeing him for years he always does a great job. I always feel confident in his care.The staff at Downriver Smiles Dentistry is always helpful & kind.
Lori AspenleiterLori Aspenleiter
04:40 12 Sep 23
Dr Guant is a great Dentist! He is very friendly, professional, thorough, compassionate and never ever rushes. He answers any of your questions or concerns! He spends extra time and does outstanding work! The office staff is very friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend Downriver Smiles!
Patty McGinnisPatty McGinnis
01:17 07 Sep 23
The employees at Shadle Smiles are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!
  • The employees at Shadle Smiles [Downriver] are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!

    Patty M.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Downriver Smiles is amazing! They provide the kind of experience that we all hope for when going to the dentist. Everyone there is caring and takes all the time needed to make sure you are comfortable and that your questions are answered. Dr. Harding is wonderful! I would never want to go anywhere else.

    Chris B.
  • Dr. Harding is gentle and thorough in his care. He always explains what he is doing and why. Great office staff, too.

    Sheri D.


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