Night & Mouth Guards
The earlier you catch your sleep habit, the better your prognosis. Often times, you don't know if you go grind at night! you have to ask your spouse of family member.
Indication could be soreness around your jaw joints or headache during the middle of night or when you just wake up in the morning. Or simply take a look at your teeth. If your teeth show any signs like these photos, you most likely grind or clench your teeth at night.
If so, Use a night guard! If you think the trouble or expense of a dental night guard isn't worth it, think again! One night guard vs. full mouth reconstruction because of short teeth or jaw surgery. If you have any concern over your jaw joint, short teeth or small dip at the gum line, it's time to come to Park Dental Clinic. Your dentist, Dr. Park will assess your condition and determine whether it's time for you to get the night guard or may advice you to seek for advanced TMJ examination.
When Dr. Park orders a lab for your customized night guard, he only orders the guard with hard outside and soft inside! Unlike traditional night guard (hard outside and hard inside), this night guard has soft inner layer, thus it offers COMFORT, EASY OF INSERTION, SHOCK PROTECTION, ETC. You will enjoy far better our night guard at the price of traditional night guard without additional cost. Park Dental Clinic and Dr. Park puts top priority on your comfort.
A night guard isn't always covered by your dental insurance. Given the out-of-pocket cost of a dental night guard, you may be tempted to purchase an over-the-counter version. While this type of night guard might temporarily do the trick, it's not custom-fit to your mouth. The end result is that this store-bought night guard for teeth may be uncomfortable and make it nearly impossible to get a good night's sleep! More importantly, over-the-counter night guard is not thick enough to prevent grinding, rather you may grind your teeth harder while you are asleep.
If a night guard is recommended for you and you don't have the funds, discuss your options with us at Park Dental Clinic. Your dentist, Dr. Park is on your side!
Mouth Guard (Sports)
Playing in any sport is very competitive. Even if you don't play contact sport, wearing mouth guard can be critical to protect your teeth. Do you remember NBA MVP like Steph Curry or Lebron James biting his mouth guard all the time? Professional athletes wear it. You should, too!
Call Today for Your First Visit with Us!
If you suspect you may grind at night, call Park Dental Clinic today. Our friendly and professional team looks forward to welcoming you to our practice and providing you with personalized dental care you deserve!