Posted on 4/25/2020 by Brian Rounds, DDS
Nighttime mouth guards can make it easier to overcome certain dental problems when you are sleeping. Not only can they keep you from clenching or grinding your teeth, they can be used for people who have problems with snoring. The following information will detail how a night mouth guard may be beneficial to you.
When We May Recommend that You Wear a Mouth Guard at NightIf you have worn teeth and problems with your bite, we may recommend that you have a night guard customized made to support you from a functional standpoint. Mouth guards may be designed to prevent a person from clenching or grinding their teeth. This is vitally important if you don't want to experience further dental wear-and-tear on your teeth. Grinding the teeth is known as bruxism while clenching can be related to bruxism or a problem with the temporomandibular joint.
Mouth Guards for SnorersYou may also need a mouth guard to prevent snoring. Snoring can lead to dental conditions, such as decay or gum disease, as it is done by mouth breathers. Mouth breathers tend to have drier mouths, thereby triggering more decay or infection. Dry mouth, which is the result of sleeping with your mouth open, can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard at night. Would you like to know more about mouth guards that can be used for dental-related conditions at night? If so, give our office a call for further details. We can help you with your dental at-home care if you have a dental condition, such as bruxism, TMJ, snoring, or a similar condition. Give us a call today to schedule an assessment and professional cleaning. While you can buy stock mouthguards and boil-and-bite mouthguards at the drugstore, it is better to have a night mouth guard customized in our office. This is a better approach, as the mouthguard is specifically made to git your mouth and teeth. That way, you will not dislodge the appliance when you are sleeping. Customized mouth guards are also more comfortable to wear.