Dental Night Guards
Dental Night Guards at Naenae
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 numerous methods for reducing the consequences of bruxism. A night guard is one of the most prevalent. This is a soft device that is often worn when sleeping to avoid further damage to your teeth. A night guard is a soft, dual lamination tray that is custom fit. Its primary purpose is to keep the surfaces of your teeth from grinding together, causing chipping and cracking, as well as to alleviate tension on your jaw muscles, preventing jaw discomfort and headaches.
We have Custom-fit Night Guards Available
At Naenae Dental Clinic, we can create a custom-fitted nightguard to meet your specific needs. We begin by digitally scanning your teeth. This scan is then uploaded to our design programme, allowing us to 3D print a model reproduction of your teeth. With this replica, we can utilise the most recent pressure moulding technology to make a custom-fit device that is unique to your teeth!