Night Guard Retainers For Teeth Grinding
Protect Your Teeth and Jaw in Nicosia
Night guard retainers are your “shield and buckler” against the damaging effects of teeth grinding.
At Symeou Dental Center Nicosia, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep without the disturbance and potential harm of bruxism. That’s why we equip our patients with night guards.
These custom-made dental devices prevent oral damage and ensure a comfortable fit.
Let our experienced dentists help safeguard your oral health while you sleep, ensuring you wake up with a smile free from the wear and tear of nighttime grind!
Types of Night Guards
Experience tailored protection with our tailored range of night guard retainers.
From sturdy defense to custom comfort, night guards ensure you maintain your dental health, even during sleep.
Hard Night Guard
Crafted from robust acrylic, hard night guards offer a sturdy defense against teeth grinding and clenching.
Soft Night Guard
Made from flexible materials like silicone, soft night guards provide a gentle fit, tailored for individuals with mild to moderate teeth grinding tendency.
Dual Laminate Night Guard
Combining the benefits of both hard and soft materials, these night guards deliver durability while providing a cushioning effect.
Hybrid Night Guard
Made to perfectly match your bite and jaw alignment, hybrid night guards prioritize both protection and comfort, offering a personalized solution.
Benefits of Using a Night Guard
Bruxism retainers offer an array of benefits, including:
Night guards act as a barrier, shielding your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding and clenching.
Prevention of Teeth Grinding
By preventing excessive grinding, night guards minimize the risk of tooth fractures, wear, and sensitivity.
Jaw Discomfort Relief
Night guards relieve stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), helping ease discomfort and tension in the jaw area.
Headache & Throatache Relief
Night guards can help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and throatache related to bruxism.
Enhanced Sleep Quality
Night guards improve sleep quality by curbing teeth, grinding, and clenching, reducing disturbances and discomfort that can disrupt restful sleep.
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How to Choose a Night Guard
Choosing the proper night guard for bruxism is crucial to ensure comfort and protection against the detrimental effects of teeth grinding.
Night Guard Maintenance
Proper care and maintenance are crucial to ensure that your night guard lasts for as long as possible. Follow these essential guidelines:
Rinse your night guard with cool water after each use. Gently brush it using a toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Avoid using hot water, as it can distort the shape of the guard and affect its fit.
Safeguard your night guard by storing it in a protective case. Opt for a cool, dry location, away from direct sunlight.
Visit Symeou Dental Center for dental check-ups. This ensures that your night guard maintains its quality and fit.
By adhering to these maintenance practices, you can maximize the durability and performance of your night guard!
Why Choose Symeou Dental Center for your
Night Guard Retainer in Nicosia?
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay to sleep with a night guard?
Yes, it is perfectly safe to sleep with a night guard. Wearing a night guard while sleeping protects your teeth from grinding and clenching and alleviates jaw pain and tooth damage. Night guards are designed to be comfortable and effective during sleep, ensuring your dental well-being.
What is the downside of wearing a night guard?
- Discomfort: Some individuals might find night guards uncomfortable initially.
- Salivation: Wearing a night guard might lead to increased salivation, which can be bothersome for some individuals.
- Adjustment Period: It could take time to adapt to wearing a night guard consistently during sleep.
- Maintenance: Proper cleaning and storage are essential to prevent bacterial growth or damage.
- Misfit: An ill-fitting night guard can cause discomfort, and thus, it cannot provide the desired protection.
What is a night guard supposed to do?
A night guard is designed to protect your teeth and jaws during sleep. Its primary purpose is to prevent teeth grinding and clenching, known as “bruxism”, which can lead to tooth damage, jaw pain, and other dental problems. By acting as a cushion between the upper and lower teeth, a night guard minimizes the impact of grinding, alleviates discomfort, and safeguards your dental health.
Do I really need a mouthguard at night?
A night guard is highly recommended if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw during sleep. It protects your teeth, jaw joint, and the surrounding structures from the harmful effects of these habits.
Can a night guard shift your teeth in one night?
No, a night guard cannot shift your teeth in one night. Night guards primarily protect your teeth from grinding and clenching during sleep. The process of teeth shifting requires consistent pressure over a prolonged period, usually from activities like orthodontic treatment. Night guards are not designed to induce such rapid changes in tooth alignment.
Is it bad to wear a night guard without brushing?
While it is best to brush your teeth before wearing a night guard, it is not necessarily harmful to wear it without brushing. However, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall dental health. Regularly brushing your teeth before using a night guard helps prevent the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and odors on the guard itself.
Is a top or bottom night guard better?
Choosing between a top or bottom night guard depends on your needs and bite. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable option based on your individual case.
Why can’t I close my mouth with a night guard?
Generally, if you have difficulty closing your mouth with a night guard, it may indicate that the guard needs adjustment. However, there are a few more reasons, such as:
- New Sensation: If you’ve recently started using a night guard, it might take time for your mouth and jaw muscles to adjust to the new sensation. This can temporarily affect your ability to close your mouth comfortably.
- Guard Thickness: Some night guards can be bulky or thick, which might create a sensation of limited mouth closure. Opting for a slimmer or less intrusive design could help.
- Improper Fit: If your night guard is not properly fitted, it could interfere with your natural bite, making it challenging to close your mouth fully.
- Jaw Tension: Stress or anxiety can cause increased jaw tension, making it difficult to relax your jaw muscles and close your mouth comfortably while wearing the night guard.
If the issue persists or causes discomfort, visit your dentist to ensure the night guard fits appropriately.
What Our Customers Say!
20 May 2023
I had an initial consultation and panoramic x-ray with Dr Elva thereafter a cleaning, fillings and a crown. The equipment at Symeou Dental is top of the range and their service is professional!
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