Dental Night Guards
You might have heard of a dental night guard but have wondered what they are for or how they can help you. Night guards are the number one treatment to combat Bruxism.
Bruxism, also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth, is an extremely common condition that affects almost all adults in New Zealand at some stage in their life time. There are many factors that can cause Bruxism – most commonly stress!
Bruxism Treatment Options
There are several ways to alleviate the effects of bruxism. One of the most common is a night guard. This is a soft appliance typically worn while sleeping through the night to prevent further wear on your teeth. A night guard is a custom fit tray made out of a soft, dual laminate material. Its main function is to prevent the surfaces of your teeth from grinding together, causing you to chip and crack your teeth, as well as relieve the strain on your jaw muscles to inhibit jaw pain and headaches.
We have Custom-fit Night Guards Available
Here in-house at Naenae Dental Clinic we are able to make a custom fitted night guard suitable to your needs. We start by taking a digital scan of your teeth. That scan is then sent to our designing software which allows us to 3D print a model replica of your teeth. With this replica we are able to use the latest in pressure moulding technology and create a custom fit appliance unique to your teeth!
Book a consultation with your dentist here at Naenae Dental Clinic to see if a Dental Night Guard is right for you.