The Importance of Night Guards

Many people are unaware of the damage that can occur to their teeth during sleep. Nighttime teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. This unconscious habit can lead to a host of dental issues, including worn enamel, chipped or cracked teeth, jaw pain, headaches, and even TMJ disorders.

Fortunately, night guards offer a straightforward way to mitigate the harmful effects of bruxism. These custom-made oral appliances are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth, providing a protective barrier against grinding and clenching. By cushioning the teeth and redistributing the forces exerted during sleep, night guards help prevent damage to the teeth and alleviate strain on the jaw muscles.

At Cedar Park Dental Wellness, our experienced team takes a personalized approach to crafting night guards that are tailored to each patient's unique needs. During an initial consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss any symptoms or concerns you may have. If bruxism is identified as an issue, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fitted night guard that offers optimal comfort and protection.

Wearing a night guard consistently can make a significant difference in preserving the integrity of your teeth and promoting overall oral health. Not only does it safeguard against the physical consequences of bruxism, but it also helps alleviate associated discomfort and improve sleep quality.

In addition to protecting your teeth, night guards can also serve as a preventive measure for those who participate in sports or other physical activities where dental injuries are a risk. By wearing a night guard during these activities, you can reduce the likelihood of dental trauma and maintain a healthy smile for years to come.

Soft Clear for CarbonTM Nightguard
Step 1
A digital 3D scan is done on the patient. The scanner wand is gently moved over the teeth.
Step 2
Nightguard is designed in software.
Step 3
Nightguard design is exported to the printer.
Step 4
Nightguard is printed.
Step 5
Supports are removing from the nightguard print.
Step 6
Excess resin is washed off in a clean isopropyl alcohol solution.
Step 7
Nightguard is polished for complete smoothness.
Step 8
Final disinfectant and clean.
Step 9
Nightguard is given a final inspection to ensure quality.
Wait, this is what I have to look forward to?

At Cedar Park Dental Wellness, we understand the value of a healthy, radiant smile. That's why we're committed to providing comprehensive dental care to safeguard your oral health. One essential service we offer is the fitting of night guards, a simple yet effective solution for protecting your teeth while you sleep.

Don't let bruxism compromise your oral health and quality of life. Take proactive steps to protect your smile with a custom-fitted night guard from Cedar Park Dental Wellness.
Schedule an appointment with us today and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future. Your smile deserves the best care possible, and we're here to help you achieve it.