About Night Guards
Night guards are commonly used to treat teeth grinding or bruxism. Teeth grinding can wear down the teeth and enamel, which often requires extensive dental restoration. When patients visit Emigh Dental Care for an exam, our dentists will take molds of their upper and lower teeth so a custom night guard can be made. Our office does not make the night guards on-site, but we do utilize the services of a certified dental laboratory to ensure that each night guard is made with high-end, quality material. During the exam, our dentists will be able to discuss the types of material that may be used to create the customized night guard. We encourage our patients to call our Long Beach, CA office today to learn more about how a night guard can help.
Night Guards Reviews
"Initially, I made an appointment in August to find out more about night guards because I was clenching my teeth and experiencing a lot of pain as a result. Dr. Todd and his assistant(can't remember her name but she's awesome!) were thorough in their exam and explanation of options that would best suit my needs. To make a long story short, they fitted me for a mouth guard that is amazing! I do not sleep without it and my pain is gone. I liked Dr. Todd and everyone in the office so much I decided to switch dentists and am really happy with my choice. I had my cleaning and exam today. My hygienist, Amber, was friendly and explained what she was doing and why. She did a great job cleaning my teeth! Dr. Todd and his assistant Karen were very friendly and I felt at ease under their care. I also like that everyone in the office takes their profession seriously and want the best for their patients. Did I mention how great the front office is? They are always friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this dentist! All around great experience every time I have had an appointment."- E.A. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2015
What to Expect with Night Guards
Once patients decide to get a night guard, they will schedule an appointment at our office to have impressions of their upper and lower teeth made. The impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory where a custom-fit night guard will be crafted for them. Once the night guard is returned to our office, patients will come in to have their night guard fitted by our dentists.
Night Guards Treatment Aftercare
The night guard can last for several years with proper home care. Patients should clean the mouth guard before and after each use. Depending on the type of material used when making the mouth guard, our dentists will give patients more specific care instructions. Patients should bring their night guard to all future dental appointments so our dentists can check for general wear and decide when it needs to be replaced.
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A Quiet Night's Sleep
If you are one of the 30 – 40 million Americans who wake up with headaches or mouth pain, ask our dentists about a custom night guard that can protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. Not only will you get a better night’s sleep, but you’ll also protect your teeth from serious damage.