Preventative dental care plays an integral role in the continuing care of our patients. These measures are taken to maintain excellent oral health as well as to allow for early intervention, which would minimize the impact of any setbacks should they occur. We feel very strongly about the importance of preventative care and are always happy to discuss the benefits of a proactive regimen.
Bruxism (grinding of the teeth) is a reality for many people today. It commonly occurs at night when you involuntarily clench and grind your teeth. In the short term, it can lead to sleep disruption, migraines, neck pain and sore jaw muscles. In the long term, if left unaddressed, it can lead to significant destruction of the teeth.
One way to help limit the effects of bruxism is through the use of dental night guards. A night guard is a custom-made acrylic tray that snaps onto your teeth while you sleep. Since the acrylic is softer than your teeth, it bears the load of grinding and prevents damage to your natural tooth structure.
Our custom-fitted dental night guards are made to your exact specifications to improve their effectiveness and maximize comfort.