Custom Night Guards
It’s estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from the negative effects of grinding and clenching their teeth, often called bruxing. The main cause of bruxing is stress. Clenching and grinding not only causes excessive wear on your teeth, but it can also cause facial and neck muscle soreness, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) problems, arthritis pain, and dysfunction.
The experienced dental team at Central New England Dental Associates can fit you with a night guard – a plastic mouthpiece that fits over your upper and lower teeth – to lessen the damaging effects of clenching or grinding your teeth. Night guards can also correct your bite by properly positioning the teeth.
Custom Snore Guards
A snore guard is an oral appliance that is effective in treating snoring and mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Small and flexible, a snore guard resembles an athletic mouthpiece and has no moving parts, masks, hoses, or batteries. Made from sterile thermoplastic, a snore guard can be easily cleaned with a regular toothbrush.
If you or your kids play sports, you need a properly fitted sports guard to protect against damage to your teeth and dental work. After all, a single blow to your mouth can easily cause tooth fracture, tooth dislodgement, or damage to your crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.
All it takes to protect your teeth is one simple, painless visit. There are no needles, no drugs, no tools in your mouth. Even better, no lab work or X-rays are required.
Feel free to contact the Central New England Dental Associates office if you have any questions about mouth guards, or to schedule a smile consultation with one of our dentists.