Nightguards in Coeur d' Alene

A nightguard is a dental appliance that is worn at night to protect the teeth from grinding and clenching. It is also known as a mouthguard or occlusal splint. Nightguards are typically made of a hard or soft plastic that is custom-fitted to the teeth.

Why do I need a nightguard?

Nightguards are recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth at night. This condition, called bruxism, can cause a number of problems, including:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

How do I get a nightguard?

You can get a nightguard from your dentist at CDA Dental Center. We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. The lab will then create a custom-fitted nightguard that is specifically designed for your teeth.

How do I care for my nightguard?

Your nightguard should be cleaned after each use with a mild soap and water solution. You should also avoid wearing your nightguard while you are eating or drinking.

How long will my nightguard last?

Your nightguard should last for several years with proper care. However, if it becomes worn or damaged, you will need to replace it.

If you are considering getting a nightguard, be sure to talk to one of our dentists at CDA Dental Center about the benefits, risks, and costs involved. We can help you decide if a nightguard is the right choice for you.

Here are some additional information about nightguards:

  • There are two main types of nightguards: stock nightguards and custom-fitted nightguards. Stock nightguards are pre-made and can be purchased over-the-counter. Custom-fitted nightguards are created specifically for your teeth and are made by a dental lab.
  • Nightguards can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and thermoplastic. Acrylic nightguards are the most common type of nightguard.
  • Nightguards should be worn every night to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching.
  • If you have any problems with your nightguard, be sure to talk to your dentist. They can help you adjust the nightguard or replace it if necessary.

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