Do you or a loved one grind your teeth during sleep? Have you ever woken up to find tightness in your jaw, or your mouth firmly clamped shut? Teeth grinding can be painful and hazardous to your long term dental health, but McMahons Point Dental in North Sydney can help.
We supply quality night guards, which like our dental crowns and mouthguards are custom-made to fit your teeth comfortably and perfectly, providing maximum protection to prevent you from teeth grinding.
How Dental Night Guards Can Help
Constant teeth grinding (bruxism) is bad for your teeth and can result in cracked, worn-down teeth, loosened dental work and loosened teeth and dental ligaments. Identifying and controlling your teeth grinding with a night guard is a great way to make sure your teeth stay strong.
Dental night guards provide a protective layer between your teeth, which will prevent them grinding together at night. They also provide a layer of cushioning between the upper and lower teeth, protecting your jaw muscles from extreme tension to ease jaw pain.
Custom-Made Night Guards
On appointment, you can speak to one of our professional dentists to see if a custom-made night guard is a right option for you. If it is, our dentists will generally take a painless and quick impression of your teeth to construct a custom-made mould, which will be used as your dental night guard.
Unlike generic sports mouthguards, which may damage tooth alignment, custom dental night guards may even improve your tooth alignment and are a safe and comfortable option to prevent tooth grinding.
Looking after Your Night Guard
Our dentists will talk you through the process and will also provide you with after-care and night guard cleaning tips to prevent damage and bacterial growth. Correct care of your custom night guard will keep it in good shape for a long time, saving you time and money.
For more information about our dental night guards and other oral appliances, call McMahons Point Dental today on 02 9460 1661.