Nightguards, Mouthguards, and Snoring Prevention
When people think of preventive dentistry, they often think of dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing. Prevention includes protecting your teeth from trauma, as well. At Brite Dental, we offer custom nightguards, protective mouthguards, and appliances to prevent snoring.
Nightguards for Clenching and Grinding
If you wake up with sore teeth, headaches, or tooth sensitivity, you might have a nocturnal grinding or clenching habit. Millions of Americans suffer from this condition, called bruxism. Not only can it cause muscle pain and headaches, but clenching and grinding may also cause you to damage your teeth while you sleep.
Your jaws exert an enormous amount of force and may do so unconsciously. Certain medications, stress, alcohol, and lifestyle factors can all affect the severity of your bruxing habit. Dr. Shanmugham creates custom nightguards to protect our patients as they sleep.
An exam can determine if you have a grinding habit. Excessive wear on your teeth, gum recession, bite marks inside your cheeks, and bony tori (growths) under your tongue all point to bruxism.
Our nightguards fit well and provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth while you sleep. Made of durable acrylic, they can last a long time and relieve symptoms of bruxism in addition to preventing cracked teeth.
Sports require the proper equipment to keep participants safe during practice and games. You wouldn’t play football without a helmet, right? An athletic mouthguard works in the same way by placing a barrier over your teeth that absorbs impact and reduces trauma.
Custom mouthguards come in a variety of colors, and because they are made just for you, they stay put when you need them most! Adults and children can benefit from mouthguards because they may save your smile.
Snoring Prevention Appliances
Do you keep your partner awake at night with heavy snoring? Snoring can disrupt the quality of your sleep as well, cause a sore throat, and may even worsen over time. Caused by loose tissue at the back of the throat, snoring may even force you into another room or the couch if it is especially disruptive. This can be tough on relationships!
We create custom anti-snoring devices in our Campbell, CA dental office to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Snore guards work by gently moving your lower jaw forward to open your airway so that your breathing occurs unobstructed. Most patients report marked relief and grow accustomed to our appliances quickly.
Contact Us to Schedule a Dental Exam
If you would like to incorporate a nightguard, mouthguard, or snore guard into your preventive dentistry routine, we will create one for you that is durable, comfortable, and convenient!
Contact us to schedule an evaluation. Our team looks forward to meeting you.