Did you know that an estimated 8% of people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? It’s true. Even more alarming is the fact that most don’t even know they are doing it.
- Prevents headaches
- Restored tooth damage
- Sleep cycle restored
- Stops snoring
Types of Mouth Guards
There are three forms of mouth guards that you should be aware of:
Boil and Bite Guard
-Composed of thermoplastic material
-Softens in hot water and conforms to the natural shape of your teeth with slight pressure
Stock Mouth Guard
-“Ready to wear”
-Minimal teeth and mouth protection
Customized Mouth Guard
-Created from an impression of your teeth
-Professional lab creates a mold and constructs a night guard to fit your teeth
Dental night guards are customized to fit the natural ridges of your teeth. Our Jupiter FL dentist will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. The mold is composed of plaster material and will be sent to a lab to create your night guard.
Then, the night guard is constructed from hard acrylic or soft laminate for comfort and protection. When our office receives the guard, you will be contacted to come in for a fitting. Your new night guard will be comfortable and allow breathability to avoid teeth grinding at night.
Night Guard Care
We recommend brushing your nightguard and rinsing it after each use. You may soak the guard in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for at least 10 minutes. Please, store your night guard in a ventilated case in the morning. Before using, always rinse before putting it in your mouth.
Grinding your teeth is a dangerous and sometimes silent bad habit that you may not realize is harming your smile before it’s too late. If you or our team have been able to spot the symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us right away so we can protect your dental health. Call one of our convenient locations and our front desk staff will happily help you!