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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.

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Health Issues A Night Guard Prevents:

Chronic Headaches

Many suffer from chronic headaches that are caused by teeth clenching or grinding. If you notice that you are waking up with headaches frequently then you may consider bruxism as a possible cause. When you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping you can feel tension or pressure in your jaw that transfers to your head and causes headaches.

Teeth wear

While you’re sleeping you might not even notice that your teeth are wearing down gradually. Once you come in for a regular exam or cleaning, our dentist and hygienist will inspect your teeth to see if any enamel has worn down. If so, your tooth would be more prone to cavities, fracturing, and discoloration issues.

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder affects the muscles that you use in your jaw when you’re chewing as well as the joints connected to your jaw and skull. There are various factors that can cause TMJ, one of them being bruxism due to the pressure from grinding and clenching your mouth.

Snoring or sleep apnea

Snoring can occur when the soft tissues in the back of your throat vibrate and press against other anatomies of the throat which results in resistance and we can then hear the snoring. Using a night guard can bring your jaw forward and widen this airway resulting in reduced resistance and an end to snoring.

Tooth pain

If you notice that you are having tooth pain that may not be from a cavity, then there is a chance that it is from bruxism.

Tooth or crown cracking

When you grind or clench your teeth this can cause enough pressure on your teeth that you will start seeing cracked or fractured teeth or crowns.

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
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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.

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