If you’re grinding your teeth in your sleep or have other habits that keep you up at night, it’s time to see the dentist. After all, they are the experts on keeping your pearly whites a priority.
At Lombard Dental Studio, we will help you find the proper nighttime guards for your teeth. These devices can reduce stress on the jaw and protect soft tissue from further damage during sleep.
In addition to their protective benefits, these dental accessories also remind you to stop grinding your teeth during sleep. Below are some of our favorite recommendations for night guards.
A night guard is a custom-made dentist device that protects your teeth from wear and tear.
Night guards often treat common oral health problems like teeth grinding, clenching, and misaligned jaws. Several night guards are available to patients, including custom-made, pre-made, and intra-oral devices.
Custom-made night guards are designed specifically for your mouth by your dentist. A removable retainer secures them; it's usually worn when sleeping but doesn’t limit your ability to eat or drink.
Pre-made night guards are ready-made devices fitted for certain conditions, such as teeth grinding or snoring. These devices are often used as an alternative to custom-made night guards when a patient’s dental issues are mild.
Intra-oral night guards are ready-made devices designed to fit between the upper and lower teeth.
A TMJ mouthguard is a particular type designed to treat TMJ disorder. If you have TMJ, you will most likely experience jaw joint discomfort, headaches, and earaches. In many cases, a TMJ mouthguard can help relieve these symptoms.
A TMJ mouthguard is typically made of a combination of plastic and soft, latex-free material, whereas a standard mouthguard is made of plastic. A TMJ mouthguard can be prescribed by your dentist or another medical professional.
It’s typically held in place by a retainer worn around the teeth.
A custom night guard is a dental appliance that is custom-made for your mouth to protect against teeth grinding, clenching, and other habits that damage oral health.
A custom-made dental guard can be worn for months or even years to relieve pain caused by teeth, gums, and jaws that are worn down too much.
While a standard mouthguard is available at most pharmacies and typically lasts only one or two months, a custom dental guard is created specifically for your mouth and requires an in-office impression to be made.
If you grind your teeth excessively at night (also known as bruxism), you may be at risk for dental wear, fractures in the teeth, and headaches. Sometimes, you may need to wear a particular type of guard known as a dental night guard.
A dental night guard is a moldable device worn at night to protect the teeth from excessive wear and tear. Some dental night guards also feature a strap that wraps around the head to help keep the device in place.
In the case of bruxism, the dental night guard protects the teeth, whereas a mouthguard protects the gums, jaw, and other parts of the face when playing sports.
Invisalign is a treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to slowly and gently realign teeth over time. Even though Invisalign is very good at straightening teeth that are out of place, some patients feel pain and discomfort from the pressure of the trays.
In these cases, a dentist may recommend that a patient wear a night guard while wearing the Invisalign trays. A night guard can protect the patient from the pressure of the trays by helping to distribute the pressure across the face.
We are committed to providing high-quality service to every patient who walks through our doors. That is why our office offers dental services, especially dental night guards.
Our high skilled and trained team of dental professionals have been providing this service for more than a decade now. We understand that choosing between preventive, restorative, apicoectomy, oral surgery, sedation, sleep apnea treatment, orthodontic, or cosmetic dentistry procedure for yourself can be extremely difficult and overwhelming at the same time.
There are many things to consider, including the procedure type, cost, treatment duration, and recovery time. To help you get started on this incredible journey of beautiful smiles, we have compiled some information regarding the dental cleanings and exams we offer at Lombard Dental Studio in Thousand Oaks, California.
Lombard Dental Studio is a full-service dental practice located in Thousand Oaks. Under the expert care of Dr. Vadim Lebovich, the practice offers a wide variety of dental servicesSchedule an appointment805-495-2431
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