Custom night guards are dental devices that are designed to protect your teeth from the negative effects of grinding and clenching while you sleep. They are made specifically for you and take into account your unique occlusion (how your teeth fit together) to provide the greatest amount of relief. Custom night guards can reduce pain and tension in your jaw muscles and joints by providing a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth.
This is important for dental health because grinding and clenching can lead to serious dental problems over time, including broken teeth, root canals, and occlusal trauma. Additionally, custom night guards can improve sleep patterns and reduce jaw pain and tension, allowing you to wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
Custom night guards are night guards that are made specifically for you. Everyone’s teeth and occlusion are unique to them; therefore, it is important to have a guard made for you. Custom night guards reduce pain and tension in jaw joints and muscles that come from grinding and clenching. They do this by providing a physical barrier between the upper and lower teeth, reducing the impact of grinding and clenching.
Custom night guards differ from over-the-counter night guards in several ways. Firstly, they are smaller and more comfortable to wear, as they are specifically tailored to your teeth and mouth. This means they fit better and provide better protection from grinding and clenching. Over-the-counter guards, on the other hand, are made to fit a general mouth shape, which can cause discomfort and inadequate protection.
Custom night guards are also made with your unique occlusion in mind, which means they provide the maximum amount of relief possible. This is because they are designed to fit perfectly with your natural bite, reducing tension and pain in your jaw muscles and joints.
Another advantage of custom night guards is their durability. They are made with high-quality materials that last longer than over-the-counter guards. Additionally, when you come in for your regular cleaning, you can bring your night guard with you, and we will clean and check it for you using an ultrasonic machine. This ensures that your night guard is in good condition and provides the best possible protection for your teeth and jaw. Overall, custom night guards are a more comfortable, effective, and durable option for protecting your dental health while you sleep.
There are many benefits of sleeping with a custom night guard. A custom night guard is a dental device designed to alleviate the adverse effects of teeth grinding and clenching. About ⅓ of the population suffers from some sort of TMD disorder, and if left untreated, it can lead to a range of serious dental and health problems.
Patients who sleep with a night guard are less likely to break their teeth, need root canals, have headaches, and suffer from occlusal trauma. Sleeping with a night guard will ensure that you have reduced jaw pain and tension. It helps your joints and muscles relax, allowing you to have a normal mouth opening. Lastly, sleeping with a night guard will improve your sleep patterns, and you will wake up feeling rested.
The process of getting a custom night guard is painless and easy. First, you will have a consultation with your doctor, who will perform an intra-oral and extra-oral evaluation to assure you are a candidate for a night guard and choose the right night guard for you. Next, if a custom night guard is good for you, we will use our 3D scanner to scan your teeth and create an exact model of your teeth. The dentist will also take a 3D bite registration to record how the patient’s teeth fit together when the jaws are closed. A custom night guard from a durable and comfortable material will be fabricated using a model of the patient’s teeth and the bite registration.
Then you will return a week or two later, and we will have your custom night guard ready for you! We will make any adjustments necessary and give you the proper instructions for care and use. Patients should also return to the dentist periodically for follow-up appointments to ensure that the night guard continues to fit properly and is effectively protecting their teeth and jaw from bruxism.
Patients are given specific instructions for the care of their nightguard at the delivery appointment. Our night guards have a hard outer surface with a soft, malleable insert. Before you insert your night guard, your appliance should be warmed up with water to help with comfortability. In the morning, take out your night guard and brush your night guard with a toothbrush and antimicrobial soap (such as Dial). It should then be put back into the case for security. It should be dry during the day. You can soak the night guard once a week in a night guard cleaner mixed with water. You should also bring your night guard to your cleanings for the dentist to clean. If you have pets, your night guard should be kept in the case. They love to use them as chew toys.
If you are located in Brookhaven, GA, and experiencing teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping, it’s time to consider a custom night guard from Dr. Langston. With personalized care and attention, Dr. Langston can evaluate your specific needs and create a comfortable and effective night guard for you. Protect your teeth from damage, reduce jaw pain and tension, and improve your sleep patterns with a custom night guard. Don’t wait; book a consultation with Dr. Langston today to take the first step towards a better night’s sleep and dental health.