From protecting you or your child from dental injuries during sports to stopping you from grinding your teeth at night and helping with sleep apnea and snoring, mouth guards can be an effective solution. At Dental Studio of Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey, warmhearted dentists Christine Chung, DMD, and Judith E. Roman, DMD, prioritize and protect your dental health and enhance the quality of your sleep. Mouth guards can be effectively used to address several dental problems. Schedule online or call Dental Studio of Jersey City today.
A mouth guard refers to different types of oral appliances that are used to address certain dental problems. For example, some mouth guards are also called night guards or snore guards. You wear night guards while you sleep to help correct mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and snoring.
At Dental Studio of Jersey City, your dentist carefully assesses your dental health and symptoms and helps you decide if a mouth guard is the right choice for you.
Different types of mouth guards are available. These include:
Some mouth guards work as mouth protectors specially designed to prevent injuries to your mouth and face. This is particularly important if you or your child participates in organized sports or other recreational activities.
If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw, you might be grinding your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. You might also experience distressing headaches and toothaches. Wearing a night guard while you sleep protects for your dental health and enhances your sleep quality.
Night guards work by placing a barrier between your upper and lower teeth.
Mouth guards offer many benefits. Advanced mouth guards at Dental Studio of Jersey City are designed to custom fit your mouth and improve the symptoms and side effects of severe sleep apnea, jaw clenching, snoring, and teeth grinding.
Mouth guards are more cost-effective than dental procedures and can also:
If you continue to grind your teeth but you don’t wear a mouth guard, you increase your risk of damaging your teeth over time and you might need cosmetic dental work in the future, such as veneers or crowns.
Mouth guards are comfortable and only worn when you sleep, so you don’t need to change any of your dental hygiene or eating habits. You can remove and clean your mouth guards every morning.
Pre-made mouth guards are available at many drug stores, but they’re not fitted to your bite. At Dental Studio of Jersey City, your dentist creates personalized protective mouth guards or acrylic night guards from a mold of your mouth to ensure a comfortable and proper fit. All mouth guards at Dental Studio of Jersey City are also BPA-free (bisphenol A).
If you’re interested in how mouth guards can benefit you, use the online scheduling tool or call Dental Studio of Jersey City.