What are Night Guards?

Night guards, also known as occlusal splints or dental splints, are custom-fitted oral appliances designed to be worn while you sleep. They create a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from coming into direct contact during teeth grinding or clenching episodes.

At Dublin Corners Dental, we understand the impact of a good night’s sleep on your overall well-being and oral health. If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching, our custom-made night guards offer a simple and effective solution to protect your teeth, prevent dental issues, and promote a more restful sleep. 

When is Night Guard Treatment Recommended?

Night guard treatment is recommended for individuals who experience the following conditions:

  1. Bruxism: Bruxism refers to the habitual grinding or clenching of teeth, often occurring during sleep or periods of stress.
  2. TMJ Disorders: Night guards can help alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, such as jaw pain and headaches.
  3. Tooth Wear and Damage: Teeth grinding can lead to excessive wear on tooth surfaces and cause chipping or fracturing of teeth.
  4. Muscle Tension: Clenching of the jaw can result in muscle tension and discomfort in the jaw, neck, and face.

The Night Guard Fitting Process:

Our meticulous dental team ensures a comfortable and precise night guard fitting experience:

  1. Consultation: During your initial visit, we discuss your symptoms, examine your teeth and jaw, and determine if a night guard is the right option for you.
  2. Digital Scanning: Precise scans of your teeth are taken to create a custom night guard that fits snugly and comfortably in your mouth.
  3. Custom Fabrication: Your night guard is fabricated in a dental laboratory using high-quality materials, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal protection.
  4. Fitting and Adjustment: Once your night guard is ready, we ensure its ideal fit and make any necessary adjustments to guarantee maximum comfort.

Benefits of Night Guard Treatment:

  • Teeth Protection: Night guards act as a cushion, safeguarding your teeth from the harmful effects of grinding or clenching.
  • Prevention of Dental Issues: Wearing a night guard helps prevent tooth wear, fractures, and other dental problems associated with bruxism.
  • Pain Relief: Night guards can alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and facial muscle tension associated with teeth grinding.
  • Enhanced Sleep Quality: By reducing teeth grinding and clenching, night guards promote a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

Wake Up to a Healthier Smile:

At Dublin Corners Dental, we take pride in providing effective night guard treatments to improve your oral health and overall well-being. With our commitment to patient care and oral health education, we strive to exceed your expectations and help you achieve a healthier, pain-free smile.

If you experience teeth grinding, clenching, or related symptoms, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Discover how night guard treatment can protect your teeth, relieve discomfort, and promote better sleep. Let us be your trusted partner in safeguarding your oral health and enhancing your quality of life with our exceptional night guard services.


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