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Night/ Occlusal Guards & Stints

Night/ Occlusal Guards & Stints

‍Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints are dental appliances prescribed by dentist to address issues like grinding and clenching of teeth (bruxism). They are made of acrylic material, which fits comfortably over the upper or lower arch of teeth. The purpose is to reduce the pressure on your jaw joints and muscles while you sleep.

When worn properly, Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints can protect your teeth from further damage caused by grinding and clenching. These guards provide a smooth surface for the upper and lower teeth to make contact with each other, helping to prevent any damaging contact that may occur during sleep. Furthermore, they also create a barrier between the mouth tissues and the biting surfaces of your teeth to help minimize trauma and reduce pain.

Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints can also be used to treat snoring, sleep apnea, or other sleep-related disorders. This is because they help keep the airways open while you are sleeping, allowing for easier breathing. By reducing the impact of grinding and clenching on your jaw joints and muscles, these guards can also help relieve tension headaches and prevent complications like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

At times we may recommend Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints to prevent further tooth wear caused by acidic foods or drinks that may cause erosion or enamel abrasion over time. In this case, the guard will provide a protective layer between your teeth and the acidic substances in your mouth, preserving the health of your enamel.

Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints are custom-made by dentist to fit each individual’s mouth, taking into account their tooth structure, size and shape for maximum comfort and effectiveness. These guards must be cleaned regularly using a soft toothbrush or dentist-recommended cleaning solution. It is important to follow proper care instructions from dentist to ensure that Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints provide sufficient protection during sleep and last for many years.

Overall, Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints are an effective way to address bruxism and other dental issues such as snoring or sleep apnea. They can also help protect your teeth from further damage due to acidic foods or drinks and provide relief from jaw pain and tension headaches. With the right care and maintenance, dentist-recommended Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints can last many years, providing you with improved dental health and a better night’s rest.

If you are experiencing any of the problems mentioned above or believe that you may benefit from wearing a Night Guard/Occlusal Guard & Splint, talk to your dentist or other qualified healthcare professional about the best treatment options for your needs. With the proper advice and guidance, dentist-prescribed Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints can help improve your overall oral health and well-being. For more information, please contact your dentist to learn more about the benefits of Night Guards/Occlusal Guards & Splints and how they can help you achieve optimal dental health.

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