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Posts for: January, 2015

By Advanced Dental Care
January 26, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Night Guards  

Find out whether it might be time to consider wearing a night guard.

Are you a chronic grinder or clencher? If so, you could be causing some excessive wear and tear on your teeth, which could increase your chances of severe damage in the future. If you want to preserve the integrity of your teeth then it might be time to consider talking to your Mill Creek, WA dentist about getting a night guard.

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a plastic oral appliance that goes over both the upper and lower teeth to correct your bite and prevent wear and tear on your teeth due to clenching or grinding at night.

Why should I get a night guard from my Mill Creek, WA dentist?

While you can find night guards in your local drug store, the main difference between these and the ones you get from your Mill Creek dentist is that the ones in the drug store are not custom-fitted to your smile. “Why is that important?” you might ask.

Think about it: if the night guard doesn’t fit your teeth properly, how can it effectively do its job? Even the night guards that you can boil and mold might give you a better fit than the stock night guards; however, if you really want to protect your teeth you’ll want to see your dentist about custom night guards, which are significantly less bulky and unattractive.

How do I get custom night guards?

When you come in for a night guard we will first take impressions of your teeth. Depending on how you grind your teeth, you may only need a night guard that fits on the front teeth. Once we take these impressions we will send them to a lab to have your night guard custom fabricated.

Would a night guard help me?

If you have been diagnosed as a nighttime teeth grinder or clencher, then it’s time to do something about it. A night guard is really the best and most effective treatment option to prevent significant wear on your smile. Talk to your Mill Creek dentist about whether a night guard would be right for you.

If you think a night guard could help with your teeth grinding or clenching, then call Dr. Arash Aflatooni at Advanced Dental Care. Our night guards will help protect your gorgeous smile for years to come.

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