Night guards are beneficial to your oral health, preventing your teeth from rubbing against one another if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth. At AppleTree Dental in Anaheim, California, Mike Kang, DDS, and his friendly team provide night guards to children, teens, and adults. To request a consultation for a custom night guard, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A night guard is a removable oral device that you wear during sleep. Most night guards fit snugly over the lower arch.
Some protect your teeth from wear-and-tear caused by bruxism (teeth grinding), while others push your jaw forward, allowing for improved airflow.
AppleTree Dental may recommend a night guard if you experience symptoms like:
You might also benefit from a night guard if you snore or have a condition like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA disrupts the flow of air when you’re sleeping (in a state of relaxation), causing your breathing to briefly stop and start again several times. As a result, it can affect your quality of sleep. A night guard pushes your lower jaw forward, preventing tissues at the back of your throat from blocking your airway.
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, your provider may recommend a night guard for bruxism (teeth grinding). The dental device prevents your teeth from rubbing up against each other and preserves your enamel.
AppleDental uses custom night guards to fit perfectly for your teeth and improve your quality of life. The night guards are long-lasting, durable, and affordable.
Only a qualified dentist can determine if a night guard is the best treatment approach for you. After an oral exam, digital X-rays, and a discussion of your symptoms, your provider at AppleTree Dental can make treatment recommendations.
You may be a good candidate for a night guard if you have oral issues or structural problems that prevent you from getting the sleep you need.
Night guards last an average of five years*, but it’s possible to extend their use with proper care. AppleTree Dental recommends keeping your night guard inside a protective case and cleaning it regularly to prevent the buildup of plaque and food particles.
To learn more about night guards, call AppleTree Dental or schedule an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary