Custom-designed night and snore guards may help prevent teeth damage due to grinding and jaw clenching. For instance, there are night guards available which work as cushions between the upper and lower dental arches. Similarly, there are other guards that help increase the space between your front teeth, thereby preventing the lower and upper jaw from coming into contact with each other.
Night and Snore Guards
While there are multiple causes for tooth damage and deterioration, a few of them may not be that well-known. At all Dental Tampa, Florida, our team of dentists consult patients suffering from a variety of different dental problems on a daily basis. A lesser known cause of tooth deterioration is bruxism (grinding teeth while sleeping) and extreme jaw clenching. Further, snoring could have a negative impact on your sleep quality.
Preventing teeth damage through custom made guards
Safeguarding your dental investment
Night guards, like other dental equipment, like crowns and dentures, are made in a dental lab, not at the dentist’s office. At the initial consultation, the dentist determines whether or not a patient requires a night guard by doing a comprehensive review of his/her mouth. If there is teeth damage due to jaw clenching or bruxism, they will prescribe a night guard to the patient. For this, an impression of their teeth is taken and sent to the clinical dental lab. This impression is used for the fabrication process when making the night guard. Once the night guard is made, it is sent back to the dentist and they check its fit in the patient’s mouth. You may also find flavored night guards in the market or stick to a regular one.
Safeguard your teeth from overnight grinding and jaw clenching with a custom night guard. Call us to book an appointment with a member of our professional dental team at All Dental Tampa today!