Oral Appliance Therapy in Harrisburg NC


Effective preventive dentistry involves much more than regular exams and cleanings. At Icard and Strein Family Dentistry, we take a comprehensive approach that includes oral appliance therapy to protect your teeth and overall health.

Certain sports can pose a threat to your teeth. By wearing an athletic mouthguard, you are making a great choice for the future of your smile!  Football, wrestling, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and many other sports require contact with other players or equipment. A custom mouthguard protects your teeth by absorbing some of the force from those impacts.

If you wake up with headaches, sensitive teeth, or sore jaw muscles, you may suffer from bruxism. Often, we can make this determination with an exam. Worn teeth, bite marks inside your cheeks, and bony tori under your tongue often indicate that you are clenching or grinding in your sleep.

A custom nightguard can protect your teeth from premature wear and relieve some TMJ discomfort by gently positioning your jaw into a more comfortable location. Our custom nightguards are designed to be comfortable, snug, and long lasting.

If you have ever shared a room with someone who snores, you know how it can destroy healthy sleep. In many cases, snoring is indicative of other serious medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

By wearing a custom snore guard, you can get a better night’s sleep and protect yourself from the complications of sleep disorders such as OSA.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times during the night. OSA can cause medical complications such as high blood pressure, mood disorders, and an increased likelihood for heart attacks, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.

Most OSA treatment comes with a recommendation of using a CPAP machine, though some patients do not tolerate it well. We offer a comfortable and convenient alternative by gently sliding your lower jaw forward to open your airway.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine considers oral appliance therapy a good alternative to the CPAP machine, and many patients prefer its convenience and comfort.

Check Out Our Reviews

See What Our Patients Say!


 by Catherine Whitten on Icard and Strein Family Dentistry
I Enjoyed Going to a Dentist...What?!

A friend referred me to Dr Icard after I had a particularly difficult time getting prepared for crowns at another dentist. Upon meeting Dr Icard and his team the first time, I immediately felt more at ease. The office is bright and pleasant, and the front office staff is incredibly kind and friendly. Dr Icard himself, exudes calm confidence. He is incredibly knowledgeable, while at the same time, immediately open and approachable. His office is set up with very high tech equipment, all aimed at giving the patient the best dental experience possible. Even the administration of anesthetic was as completely relaxed and pain free as I’ve EVER experienced. As I was waiting for my crowns to be built (he builds them right there in his office, so I had everything done in one appointment!) he checked on me to make sure I was comfortable and throughout the visit, seemed genuinely invested in the comfort of his patient. I suggest you try his office for your next dental procedure, I believe you may decide you actually LIKE going to the dentist!

 by Tina Porter on Icard and Strein Family Dentistry
Woderful Dentist

Both are wonderful Dentist and the staff is very caring!

Make An Appointment

To request appointment availability, please fill out the form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.