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Nighttime Mouth Guard Plano TX

Close up of a simple night guard being held up by an excited white woman at McDonald & Luck DDS in Plano, TxIf you clench or grind your teeth at night, the condition called bruxism, you may need a night time mouth guard. Ever wake up with a sore jaw, a headache, or painful teeth? These could be indicators you are clenching your jaws together during the night while you sleep.

Wearing a night guard while you sleep could be a game-changer. It serves as a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other.

Signs You Could Benefit from a Dental Guard

If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, you may want to contact our Plano dentist at McDonald & Luck DDS to see about getting a night guard.

•  Jaw pain: This is one of the most common signs of bruxism. If you wake up with a throbbing pain in your jaw, a night guard could be just the solution.

•  Headaches: Another typical symptom of teeth grinding is chronic, morning headaches. Often starting at the temples, these headaches can be severe and persistent.

•  Teeth damage: Long-term, untreated bruxism can lead to worn down, chipped, or loose teeth. A night guard can help protect your teeth and prevent such damage.

•  Disturbed sleep: Teeth grinding can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling fatigued in the morning. A night guard can help ensure a good night's sleep.

Types of Night Guards

Once you've identified that you need a dental guard, you may be wondering how to choose the right one. There are several types of night guards available, often categorized by material, thickness, and degree of customization.

Over-the-Counter Night Guards

You may opt for an over-the-counter product or have our dentist custom-make one for you based on an impression of your teeth. While over-the-counter night guards are inexpensive and readily available, they may not fit well or be comfortable. They are often one-size-fits-all and are therefore very bulky, not offering the protection you need.

Custom-Made Night Time Mouth Guards

At McDonald & Luck DDS we highly recommend our patients come see us to be fitted for a custom-made night guard. They fit perfectly since they are made based on your mouth and your teeth. These offer the most comfort and protection for your teeth.

Benefits of Using a Night Mouth Guard

Wearing a night time mouth guard can effectively prevent the potential harm caused by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep. Unchecked bruxism can actually lead to a range of harmful effects such as chipped or cracked teeth, tooth pain, headaches, and even deteriorating jaw health.

A night guard can also protect against Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain as it protects against the forces of teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Investing in a night guard can not only offer immediate relief but also protect your oral health in the long term.

How Will My Custom-Made Night Time Mouth Guard Be Made?

Impressions will be taken of your teeth. These impressions serve as a mold for creating your custom night guard. This process is painless and usually takes only a few minutes. After taking the impressions, they will be sent to a dental laboratory. At the laboratory, skilled technicians will use the impressions to create a precise replica of your teeth.

They will carefully craft the night guard using a durable and comfortable material, such as acrylic or a thermoplastic material. This ensures that the night guard fits securely and comfortably in your mouth. Once the night guard has been fabricated, it will be sent back to our office. You will be called back in to make sure the night guard properly fits your mouth. Our dentist will make any adjustments as needed.

Night Guards in Plano

If you clench or grind your teeth, getting a custom-fit night guard is necessary to alleviate pain and protect your teeth from damage. Contact McDonald & Luck DDS to schedule an appointment today.
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