Grinding your teeth or snoring can keep you awake, keep your partner awake, and interrupt a restful night's sleep. Rawa Hassan, DDS at Brookfield Family Dental Art has the right solution for you — custom snore guards and night guards for patients in all stages of life. Visit Brookfield Family Dental Art in Brookfield, Connecticut. Schedule your visit online or call today so you can breathe and sleep better.
Night Guard Q & A
Am I a good night guard candidate?
If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw in the morning, you might grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. You might also be plagued with headaches or toothaches. This condition is called bruxism. Bruxism can affect adults and children alike.
The team at Brookfield Family Dental Art can help ease the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism by designing a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep.
Using an impression of your teeth, the dental team creates a high-quality night guard that's unique to your teeth and mouth. Since the night guard is designed and made just for you, it feels great to wear and prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
If you choose not to wear a night guard but continue grinding your teeth, you risk severely harming your teeth and jaw. You could find yourself needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you cause damage to permanent teeth.
Do I need a snore guard?
A snore guard is an anti-snoring dental device that fits inside the mouth to help prevent snoring. It's designed to remedy mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. Different types of snore guards are useful for different patients.
An experienced dentist will evaluate the severity of your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms to recommend the best dental snore guard for you.
What is sleep apnea?
Intense, troublesome snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. When it's associated with this disorder, snoring isn't the primary cause for worry. The numerous problems that snoring can trigger are the real concern.
Adults with sleep apnea often suffer from unrefreshing, fitful sleep and insomnia that could lead to dangerous health issues if left untreated.
How can wearing a snore guard benefit me?
When designed to fit your mouth, a snore guard can substantially reduce the symptoms and side effects of snoring and sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:
- Better airflow
- More consistent sleep patterns
- Reduced snoring frequency
- Less noisy snoring
Do you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep? The knowledgeable team at Brookfield Family Dental Art can improve the quality of your sleep with custom night guards and snore guards. Call Brookfield Family Dental Art today or request an appointment online.