Night Guards Info From Choctaw Dental
Discover how you can have a custom night guard provided by Dr. Jon Clarke & his team at Choctaw Dental.
A night guard – also called orthodics – is a custom fitted plate that fits over the top or bottom teeth to cover and protect them from grinding and other sleep issues. Night guards can also be used as an investment to protect new dental work. Sometimes new dental work can be uncomfortable at first, and cause grinding during your sleep.
Who Needs a Night Guard
Nocturnal grinding can cause dull headaches upon waking, jaw soreness, teeth that are suddenly loose or sore, and chipped or fractured teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms and think you might need a night guard, it would be a good idea to talk to our staff.
For adults, night grinding is typically caused by stress or anxiety. A night guard can help to prevent further damage until another solution to help decrease stress and anxiety is be found.
For children, stress and anxiety are not typically the cause. They may have an irritation in the mouth or misaligned teeth. Even allergies can contribute to children grinding their teeth at night. Our staff is skilled at helping determine the cause and recommending the right night guard solution.
Getting the right fit
Since you will be sleeping with the guard in place, it is essential that it fits perfectly to eliminate choking hazards. Another thing to consider is whether the guard belongs on the top or bottom teeth. We can help determine this through examination of the wear or damage in your mouth.
Our trained staff can make sure that your night guard provides maximum protection and comfort by making one that is custom fitted to your teeth. Made from long lasting materials, and specifically molded to suit your situation, a night guard from Choctaw Dental is your best bet.
Call us Today
If you think you need a dental night guard in Choctaw Oklahoma, contact Choctaw Dental to schedule a consultation today. We will examine your teeth, discuss the situation and provide you with a custom night guard to suit your needs.