Many people suffer from teeth clenching or grinding while they sleep, and sometimes even unconsciously during the day, too.
This can cause several problems, including:
• Chipped or flattened teeth
• Increased tooth sensitivity
• Sore jaw
• Tooth pain
WHY WOULD I NEED A NIGHT GUARD?
When left untreated, grinding can lead to more serious problems, including cracks in teeth, increased sensitivity, jaw problems, and even permanent damage that can be costly to fix.
Serene Smiles helps patients comfortably manage teeth grinding with professional, custom night guards.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOUTHGUARDS OR NIGHT GUARDS?
The entire process starts with taking an impression of your teeth. A soft clay like material is placed your mouth and we will have you bite-down and then we will use that mold to custom-fit your mouthguard specifically to your bite to ensure that your grinding issues etc are resolved and that you will be comfortable.
Once the dental lab has made your custom mouthguard, we have you come back in for a quick appointment to ensure the mouth/night guard fits perfectly and make any small adjustments if necessary. It typically takes about two weeks for the mouthguard to arrive in our office.
WHY SHOULD I GET A CUSTOM MOUTHGUARD INSTEAD OF GENERIC ONE ONLINE?
You certainly can get a generic one, but we strongly encourage you to consider a custom-fit one as it is designed specially with your bite and grinding issues in mind. We find this is the best way to ensure that the mouth guard or night guard fits properly and is adjusted specifically to your bite. You will be much happier with the feel, fit and results you get with a custom mouth/night guard.