Night Guards For Teeth Grinding, Snoring, Sleep Apnea & More!
Night guards are a great solution to teeth grinding and snoring at night. Clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth can lead to future deterioration of the teeth if not tended to properly. At Smile Obsession, our dentists can fabricate a custom dental night guard, also referred to as a bruxism appliance, splint, or bite-guard, to protect your teeth, tongue, and cheeks during the night time. This device is a transparent and thin appliance custom-molded to your teeth so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or bulky.
Night Guard Care and Maintenance
Taking care of your night guard is simple to do. There are a few steps you’ll want to follow to ensure your dental appliance lasts long and does its job properly for years.
- Rinse your night guard after wearing it
- Brush the night guard with your toothbrush
- Lay your night guard on a clean surface and allow it to dry
- Store your night guard in its case
- Deep clean your night guard monthly
Frequently Asked Questions
Can nightguards ruin your teeth?
If you get a personalized night guard through your dentist a night guard should not shift your teeth or ruin them.
How should a nightguard fit?
Your nightguard should fit snug and if it is aligned properly with your teeth will pop into place easily.
Do I need a top and bottom night guard?
When you come in for your dental consultation your dentist will confirm whether you need an upper or lower night guard. The best and most ideal night guard will protect all your teeth while also not affecting your natural bite.
How long does a night guard last?
A nightguard will last on average of up to 5 years depending on how often it is worn. There are some cases that you might need it replaced in just 1 year of using a nightguard.
Can a night guard act as a retainer?
A soft nightguard will not help prevent your teeth from shifting. If you do have a custom-made hard nightguard that is properly fitted to your mouth it can serve as a retainer. However, you should approve this with your dentist.
Custom Night Guard In Glenview
At Smile Obsession, our dental office located in Glenview near Northbrook, Skokie, and Morton Grove can design a high quality, custom fit, comfortable, and durable dental night guard to help alleviate any symptoms of bruxism, snoring, or sleep apnea. Contact us today, book an appointment online, or fill out our form to get night guard cost and more information on how dental night guards can benefit you.