Many people ask us about custom night guards in Great Neck, NY. Finding a dentist near you that can provide you with a night guard is essential if you grind your teeth in your sleep. At Great Neck Dental Associates in Great Neck, NY, we regularly set up patients with custom night guards.
Store-bought night guards will be cheaper, but they have multiple problems. First of all, they come in fixed sizes so they might not fit you properly. This can lead to discomfort and damage to your teeth. They’ll also be difficult to sleep in and might obstruct the airway. Custom-made night guards, on the other hand, are made specifically for you, using the measurements of your teeth and mouth. At Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, we’re here to help you get a custom night guard near you.
Teeth grinding is a common problem that affects thousands of people in the country. You might not notice it on your own. Many people are told by their spouses or loved ones that they grind their teeth while asleep. Some of our patients noticed they had a problem when they woke up with dental pain or a sore jaw.
There are many complications associated with teeth grinding like temporomandibular disorders and teeth breaking or cracking. Using a night guard can help prevent these problems because it gets between your teeth and protects them from each other. It will also lower the stress on the TMJs.
We can set you up with a custom night guard in one of our offices. We’ll take a look at your teeth then start measuring them. Our precise measurements will be sent to a lab for manufacturing. You’ll need to come back to pick up your night guard when we receive it from the lab.
Getting a night guard is painless and simple. There are no precautions that you need to take before coming in. We’ll give you some tips on how to maintain and take care of your night guard. Give us a call now to schedule an appointment!