BESPOKE MOUTH GUARDS

Custom-made nightguards for snoring and teeth grinding

Teeth grinding

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is something you might do without realising it, in your sleep. As well as creating jaw and neck pain and headaches, bruxism can cause teeth to wear down, and fillings to crack and break. If you often wake in the morning with a sore, aching jaw – or perhaps your partner has heard you grinding your teeth in the night – come into your local Clyde Munro practice to discuss having a night guard or a custom splint made for you. As well as relieving the pain associated with bruxism and clenching, a custom night guard can prevent tooth damage.

Snoring & sleep apnoea

A good night’s sleep is crucial to both your health and your mental wellbeing. If snoring has become a serious problem for you or your partner, then you may be a candidate for a high-quality, custom-made snoring appliance that is comfortable and easy to wear. Sleep apnoea is the more serious side of snoring – and more common than many people realise. It means the person has temporarily stopped breathing during sleep. Some people wake up hearing themselves choking/gasping as they finally take a breath again, often called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and find they are extremely tired and irritable during the day. If you’ve come to your Clyde Munro dentist about your snoring or sleep apnoea problems, we’ll create a bespoke night guard that can help you (and your partner) get the sleep you deserve.

How can a night guard help bruxism?

A night guard places a cushioning barrier between your teeth, alleviating the symptoms of bruxism.

Can I wear a sports guard instead of a night guard to alleviate bruxism?

No. Night guards and sports guards offer protection from different kinds of forces, and a sports guard is likely to feel extremely uncomfortable if worn at night.

How does a night guard prevent snoring?

A bespoke dental night guard supports the lower jaw in a forward position, which keeps the airway open. This prevents the tongue falling back onto the soft palate, which in turn prevents snoring.

How is a night guard made?

We’ll send your dental impressions to a lab to create your custom mouth guard. Once it’s ready, you’ll need to return to your Clyde Munro dentist to collect your night guard, try it on and receive instructions on how to use it.

How long will my night guard last?

Typically, between five and 10 years, depending on the amount of stress it’s been under. Bring your night guard with you to your regular dental check-ups so that your dentist can assess its condition.

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