Looking for a nightguard in Pelham or New Rochelle?
At our office, we provide nightguards to help improve and maintain your oral health.
Nightguards are custom-made dental appliances that are worn during sleep to protect the teeth and jaw from damage caused by clenching and grinding, which is known as bruxism. Bruxism can lead to a range of dental problems, including tooth wear, gum recession, and jaw pain.
Why Do I need a nightguard?
If you experience headaches, jaw pain, or tooth sensitivity upon waking, or if your partner complains of grinding noises during the night, you may benefit from wearing a nightguard. Nightguards can help prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw, and can also improve sleep quality by reducing discomfort and promoting relaxation.
What Does obtaining a nightguard Involve?
Obtaining a nightguard typically involves a visit to our dental office, your dentist will examine your teeth and jaw and take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fitted nightguard. The impressions are used to create a mold, which is sent to a dental lab where the nightguard is fabricated.
Once the nightguard is ready, you will return to our dental office to have it fitted and adjusted to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Your dentist will also provide instructions on how to properly care for and use the nightguard.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend a different type of nightguard, such as an over-the-counter option or a more advanced custom device, depending on the severity of the bruxism and the individual’s needs. It’s important to follow your dentist’s recommendations and attend regular check-ups to ensure the nightguard is working effectively and to monitor any changes in dental health.
What Are the Benefits of a nightguard?
- Protection from tooth damage: Nightguards provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing wear and damage caused by grinding.
- Relief from jaw pain and headaches: Nightguards can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bruxism, improving quality of life.
- Improved sleep quality: By reducing discomfort and promoting relaxation, nightguards can help improve sleep quality.
- Long-term dental health: By protecting the teeth and jaw from damage, nightguards can help prevent more serious dental problems from developing over time.