There are a lot of things that happen when you sleep. Many people grind or clench their teeth, which will eventually lead to problems. Bruxism, the official name for involuntary teeth clenching or grinding, is estimated to affect 10% of adults and 15% of kids (but this could be low due to underreporting by people). You may not be aware, but those that are close by may hear the grinding/clenching at night. While you may not be able to stop the underlying bruxism, as it often happens at night when you’re sleeping, you can get a night guard, a custom made product, to prevent damage to your teeth and jaws from the clenching and grinding.
What is a night guard?
A night guard is generally a custom made thin device you wear on the top (or bottom) row of your teeth while you sleep. Your night guard is the barrier between your top and bottom teeth from touching. While these devices are traditionally made by dental labs for dentists, we make it exactly the same way for 70% less than at a dental office. Our night guards are custom-moulded to your teeth, providing comfortable and protection.
What health issues does a night guard prevent?
While night guards are available over the counter, but those are not custom-fitted and generally uncomfortable while worn during sleep. For night guards made at your dental office, they are higher quality with custom fit but may cost over $500.