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.
Nightguards are recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth at night. This condition, called bruxism, can cause a number of problems, including:
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.
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.
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:
We know everyone has different schedules, because of this we offer late afternoon and early morning appointments.