We provide 2 styles of night guards for our patients who grind or clench their teeth while they sleep. This helps to keep your teeth healthy and strong, preventing the damage that can be caused by clenching or grinding. These guards are custom-made oral appliances that are worn over your teeth throughout the night. This will prevent your teeth from grinding together and wearing each other down. Ask Dr. Sue Keller which night guard would be best for you, the traditional horse-shoe shape for extra strength or the small and well-tolerated NTI!
When you get your night guard, you need to be sure to take good care of it. This includes rinsing it in cold water and mouth rinse before and after each use, occasionally cleaning it in cool, soapy water and rinsing it thoroughly, keeping the night guard in a container to keep it from getting dirty and lost, protecting your night guard from extremely hot or cold temperatures. Bring it to your hygiene visits so that we can clean it and check the strength and any wear on the night guard.
Are you interested in taking care of your teeth at night with a night guard? If so, call us at Strong & Healthy Smiles by Dr. Sue Keller today. We are happy to help you!