Night Guards in Anchorage
Do you wake up with headaches, or teeth or jaw pain? If so, you should visit our Anchorage dental office for an examination as soon as possible. It is very possible you need a night guard, and if so, we can provide you with one custom designed to improve your oral health and elevate your quality of sleep. To learn more, call (907) 312-5315 and schedule an appointment with our office. At Alcan Family Dental, we provide exceptional care and use the latest in dental technology to ensure your mouth is as healthy as possible. Fitting patients with a night guard is often part of the process of proper oral health and comfort.
What are night guards?
Night guards are custom formed pieces of plastic specially designed to fit securely around your teeth. They are actually quite small in size and normally fit in the palm of your hand. They are (most commonly) made of clear plastic, so they are less noticeable when you wear them. Reducing the visibility is especially helpful for self-conscious patients who struggle with appearance but want to save their teeth. To see what one looks like, visit our Anchorage dentist office.
What Does a Night Guard Do?
A night guard is a carefully designed and custom formed device that keeps the upper and lower teeth from coming in direct contact. While there are cheaper night guards, the best night guards are custom fit. Since no two mouths are the same, a custom formed night guard will fit comfortably, support oral health, and much longer than cheaper alternatives.
How to Adjust to Wearing a Night Guard
Night guards do take some time to adjustment to wearing them. In the beginning, most patients feel weird falling asleep with a foreign object in the mouth. However, with time, a person should get used to the appliance and enjoy their improved health. To help with the adjustment, it may help to wear it for short periods of time during the day. If it takes longer than a few weeks to regain or improve your quality of sleep, you should visit your dentist for a consultation or reevaluation.
Maintaining a Night Guard
It is essential to keep a night guard clean. Proper hygiene will keep necessary bacteria out of the mouth. A night guard should be rinsed each day and dried completely before being stored in a case. Also, a person should bring it to his or her regular dental visits so that his or her dentist can check and make sure that it is still in working order.
Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard
- Properly Protected Teeth: By using a night guard, you are not able to grind teeth during sleep. This protects your teeth from damage.
- Reduced or No More Pain: Without the grinding, you will wake up with less headaches and little to no jaw pain.
- Lower Expenses: While a customized night guard is more expensive than a cheaper over-the-counter guard, it will last much longer, cause less irritation in the mouth, and prevent tooth damage.
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Do I really need to wear a night guard?
Simply answered, if you are grinding your teeth at night – then yes, you do. At Alcan Family Dental we believe in the incredible value of preventative care, and night guards are one of the top ways we can help you prevent damaging your teeth. Since each of us only get one set of permanent teeth, willingly allowing them to be damaged in any way is unwise. Furthermore, the discomfort suffer and cost you will incur to repair the damage to you teeth is not worth skipping out on this easy, preventative treatment. We know that not all of our Alcan Family Dental patients enjoy the idea of wearing a guard, but we will not recommend a night guar for you unless we are certain it will be useful in resolving your symptoms and minor health issues.
If you are interested in learning more about our night guards, call (907) 312-5315 or schedule an appointment online with our amazing Alcan Family Dental team. During your visit, our expertly trained and experienced team will take the time to answer all your questions about available treatments, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want or need to know! Come experience Alcan Family Dental and our top rated patient experience! You will quickly see why people in the Anchorage area love us!