Night Guards: Protect your teeth when you grind at nights
CUSTOM NIGHT GUARDS IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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A night guard is a dental prosthesis which sits on top of your teeth and protects them against the effects of nighttime grinding. You must wear your night guard every night for them to be effective. When you wear your night guard, they will separate your upper and lower teeth. Your bite forces are transferred to your night guard which prevents your teeth from getting damaged as a result of teeth grinding.
Give us a call if you suspect that you’re a nighttime grinder. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 or schedule your consultation online today. Night time grinding is very common. Many of us grind our teeth at nights without even knowing. This is mostly a result of daytime stress which causes us to subconsciously grind our teeth while we’re sleeping. Wearing a night guard helps protect your teeth and jaws against these unwanted stress. Give us a call today or come into our San Clemente, Orange County dental office to see how we can help you diagnose and treat your teeth grinding habit.
Wearing a night guard is the best way to protect your teeth against wear-and-tear damage caused by night time grinding. Night guards protect your teeth from chipping and breaking as a result of this added stress. Ignoring your teeth grinding can cause lots of dental problems. Your teeth could break which makes them require fillings, root canals or crowns. You could even end up breaking your tooth so bad that it has to be removed! Heavy teeth grinders also damage their TMJ which causes headaches, migraines and tension pain in the head and neck region. Wearing a night guard protects your teeth, bite and TMJ and is definitely worth it.
If you believe that you’re grind your teeth then you should wear a night guard. Heavy grinders and those with existing damage to their teeth should only consider wearing a custom night guard. Schedule your consult with Oceansight Dental & Implants today by calling (949) 481-2540 to learn more. Dr. Jazayeri will examine your teeth and assess your bite to look for symptoms of teeth grinding. If it is determined that you’re a grinder, we will recommend wearing a night guard.
There are two types of night guards, over-the-counter night guards and custom-made night guards. OTC night guards can be bought at the drug store or online and you have to fit them to your own teeth. Custom night guards are made by your dentist from impressions or scans of your teeth. So which night guard is best for your needs? This depends on factors like how heavily you grind, how long you’ve been grinding, you symptoms, etc. Your dentist can help you determine which type of night guard is best to protect your teeth.
Generally speaking, custom night guards are much more effective and better at protecting your teeth as compared to OTC night guards. Here are some examples of cases that should wear a custom night guard instead of an over-the-counter version:
Heavy tooth grinders
Heavy tooth grinders should have their dentist fabricate them a custom night guard. Only a custom night guard is strong enough to protect your teeth against symptoms of severe tooth grinding. Over-the-counter night guards are not as effective for heavy tooth grinders. Your jaw forces will destroy over-the-counter night guards in no time and render them ineffective. Custom night guards can be made in different thickness to best accommodate your needs and protect your teeth and TMJ.
Those with extensive existing dental work in their mouth
If you have lots of existing dental restorations in your mouth then you should wear a custom night guard. If you have plenty of crowns, dental implants or bridge work in your mouth then you need a good mouth guard. Many dentists include a custom night guard as part of your treatment when performing extensive dental rehabilitation. By wearing your custom night guard regularly, you will protect these expensive dental work over time. Additionally, wearing a night guard will reduce the wear your existing crowns exert onto opposing natural teeth. As you can see, your custom night guard protects BOTH your natural teeth and your existing dental restorations.
Those suffering from migraines, frequent headaches and TMJ pain
As mentioned previously, wearing a custom night guard also protects your TMJ. This significantly reduces, or even eliminates, head and neck pain. You can reduce your tension headaches, migraines and neck stiffness by regularly wearing your custom night guard. Those who experience from frequent headaches, two to four episodes per month, should look into wearing a custom night guard.
If any of the above apply to you then there’s a chance that you are a good candidate for wearing a custom night guard. Give Oceansight Dental & Implants a call and come in for a screening. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 or come into our San Clemente, Orange County dental office for a night guard evaluation. Don’t go another day risking breaking your teeth or damaging your TMJ, give us a call to see how we can help you.
If you’re suffer from teeth grinding and need a custom night guard, be sure to give us a call. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 or book your consultation online today. We are located in downtown San Clemente, Orange County. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will examine your teeth and bite to look for symptoms of teeth grinding. If we determine that you are a nighttime grinder, we can fit you for a high quality night guard. We make different types of custom night guard to best suit your needs. Custom night guards are very comfortable and much more effective than OTC versions. Don’t delay treatment any longer! Damage from teeth grinding will cost you much more in the long run than purchasing a night guard would. Call us today to schedule your consultation and see if a custom night guard is right for you.
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