At Dental Haus, we create custom night guards for Palm Beach patients.
With our modern dental technology, we can streamline the process of crafting your custom night guard.
Night guards can be either store-bought or custom-made. Custom night guards are made from impressions of your teeth, so they fit more snugly and comfortably than store-bought night guards. Custom night guards can also be more durable and offer better protection than store-bought night guards. If you suffer from bruxism, an ill-fitting night guard can actually make the problem worse by causing your teeth to grind against each other.
You might need a night guard if you have bruxism—a condition where you excessively clench and grind your teeth while asleep. Bruxism is a common problem that can lead to serious tooth damage if left untreated. Signs of bruxism include tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, headaches and worn teeth.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, make an appointment with your dentist so they can assess the situation and recommend a treatment plan.
You should clean your night guard every day with toothpaste and water. Be sure to rinse it off well so that there is no toothpaste residue left on the appliance. You should also store your night guard in a safe place when you’re not wearing it, such as a hard case or a zip-lock bag. When you come in for a dental appointment, your dentist can show you how to properly care for your night guard, so you get the most out of it.
No. Sports mouth guards are designed to protect the teeth from injury during athletic activities. They are not meant to be worn all night long and they will not provide the same level of protection as a night guard. In addition, sports mouth guards can actually make bruxism worse by causing the teeth to grind against each other at night.