Night Guard

NIGHT GUARD UPTOWN CHARLOTTE

 

Clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep can lead to sensitive teeth, cracked fillings, weaker teeth, and broken crowns and bridges. A customized night guard will protect your teeth and simultaneously alleviate stress on your muscles and joints. The guard is placed in the mouth and shields the upper teeth. A night guard is a thin, transparent device.

WHY WEAR A NIGHT GUARD?

This makes it possible to sleep without being uncomfortable or having your breathing obstructed. The material cushions your teeth, which prevents the upper and lower teeth from grinding against one another.

Night Guards Can Help Protect Your Smile

If you wake up in the morning with an aching jaw, it is possible that you are suffering from teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night. Wearing a custom made night guard can help you eradicate these problems at night and effectively protect your teeth. Pearl Dentistry aims to work with our patients to decide whether a night guard is the right treatment option for you. Additionally, wearing a night guard is:

  • Better fitting
  • More stable and durable
  • More effective
  • Fits your specific grinding pattern
  • Do not come out during sleep as easily
  • More likely to prevent extensive dental work due to teeth grinding

HOW ARE CUSTOM NIGHT GUARDS MADE?

First, we will talk to you about the problems and symptoms you are having. After the consultation, our dentists examine your teeth to see patterns of wear. You have an impression made of your teeth for the lab to use in making the night guard. The impression and additional information is sent to the our technicians, who then mould the night guard over your impression. The night guard is hardened and sent back to our dentists, who ensures it fits.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NIGHT GUARD

Taking care of a night guard is simple once you follow your dentist’s instructions.

  • Store in its container in a cool, dry place
  • Rinse after every use
  • Wash weekly with toothpaste and brush
  • Examine for damage before weekly washing
  • Bring night guard with you to dental appointments

There are many benefits to wearing a night guard for teeth grinding or jaw clenching:

  • Getting a more relaxing night’s sleep.
  • Waking up with less pain.
  • Reducing damage to the enamel of your teeth.
  • Protecting dental work from damage.

START YOUR TREATMENT TODAY

If you think you might be grinding your teeth, we offer a solution that could assist you in getting a better sleep at night and feel more refreshed in the morning. If you have any questions about night guards, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

You can contact us and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members at Pearl Dentistry will be in touch soon to answer your questions you may have about dental services.